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RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS

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FILE NUMBER 1, SR 1

Senate Resolution No. 1–Senators Raggio and Titus

 

FILE NUMBER 1

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Adopting the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 70th session of the Legislature.

 

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the Senate Standing Rules as amended by the 69th session are adopted, with the following changes, as the Standing Rules of the Senate for the 70th session of the Legislature:

 

I.  OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

 

Duties of Officers

 

Rule No. 1.  President.

    The President shall take the chair and call the Senate to order precisely at the hour appointed for meeting, and if a quorum is present shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read. He shall preserve order and decorum, and in case of any disturbance or disorderly conduct within the Senate Chamber, shall order the Sergeant at Arms to suppress it, and may order the arrest of any person creating any disturbance within the Senate Chamber. He may speak to points of order in preference to members, rising from his seat for that purpose, and shall decide questions of order without debate, subject to an appeal to the Senate by two members, on which appeal no member may speak more than once without leave of the Senate. He shall sign all acts, addresses and joint resolutions, and all writs, warrants and subpoenas issued by order of the Senate; all of which must be attested by the Secretary. He has general direction of the Senate Chamber.

Rule No. 2.  President pro Tem.

    The President pro Tem has all the power and shall discharge all the duties of the President during his absence or inability to discharge the duties of his office. In the absence or inability of the President pro Tem to discharge the duties of the President’s office, the Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations shall preside. In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations shall preside. In the absence of the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations, the Senate shall elect one of its members as the presiding officer for that occasion.

Rule No. 3.  Secretary.

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

    (a) Interview and recommend to the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations persons to be considered for employment to assist the Secretary.

    (b) See that these employees perform their respective duties.


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

    (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.] Majority Leader.

Rule No. 4.  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. He 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 and Operations persons to be considered for employment to assist the Sergeant at Arms.

    3.  The Sergeant at Arms is responsible to the [majority floor leader.] Majority Leader.

Rule No. 5.  Assistant Sergeant at Arms.

    The Assistant Sergeant at Arms shall be doorkeeper and shall preserve order in the Senate Chamber and shall assist the Sergeant at Arms. He shall be sworn to keep the secrets of the Senate.

Rule No. 6.  Reserved.

 

The next rule is 10.

 

II.  SESSIONS AND MEETINGS

 

Rule No. 10.  Time of Meeting.

    The President shall call the Senate to order each day of sitting at 11:00 o’clock a.m., unless the Senate has adjourned to some other hour.

Rule No. 11.  Call of Senate—Moved by Three Members.

    A Call of the Senate may be moved by three Senators, and if carried by a majority of all present, the Secretary shall call the roll and note the absentees, after which the names of the absentees shall again be called over. The doors shall then be closed and the Sergeant at Arms directed to take into custody all who may be absent without leave, and all Senators so taken into custody shall be presented at the bar of the Senate for such action as to the Senate may seem proper.

Rule No. 12.  Absence—Leave Required.

    No Senator shall absent himself from the service of the Senate without leave, except in case of accident or sickness, and if any Senator or officer shall so absent himself his per diem shall not be allowed him.

Rule No. 13.  Open Meetings.

    1.  Except as provided in the Constitution of the State of Nevada and in subsection 2 of this rule, all meetings of the Senate and its committees must be open to the public.


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    2.  A Senate committee meeting may be closed to consider the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence, or physical or mental health of a person.

 

The next rule is 20.

 

III.  DECORUM AND DEBATE

 

Rule No. 20.  Points of Order.

    1.  If any Senator, in speaking or otherwise, transgresses the rules of the Senate, the President shall, or any Senator may, call him to order . [, and when] If a Senator [shall be] is so called to order , he shall [sit down and shall] not proceed without leave of the Senate . [; which leave, if granted, shall] If such leave is granted, it must be upon the motion, “That he be allowed to proceed in order,” [when he] and the Senator shall confine himself to the question under consideration and avoid personality.

    2.   Every decision of points of order made by the President [shall be] is subject to appeal, and [no] a discussion of a question of order [shall be allowed, except] may be allowed only upon the appeal of two Senators . [, and in] In all cases of appeal , the question [shall] must be, “Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the Senate?”

Rule No. 21.  Breaches of Decorum.

    1.  In cases of breaches of decorum or propriety , any Senator, officer or other person [shall be] is liable to such censure or punishment as the Senate may deem proper . [, and if]

    2.  If any Senator [be] is called to order for offensive or indecorous language or conduct, the person calling him to order shall report the offensive or indecorous language or conduct [excepted to, which shall be taken down or noted at the Secretary’s desk, and no member shall] to the presiding officer. No member may be held to answer for any language used on the floor of the Senate if business has intervened before exception to the language was taken.

    3.  Indecorous conduct or boisterous or unbecoming language [shall not be] is not permitted in the Senate Chamber.

 

The next rule is 30.

 

IV.  QUORUM, VOTING, ELECTIONS

 

Rule No. 30.  Recorded Vote—Three Required to Call For.

    1.  A recorded vote must be taken upon final passage of a bill or joint resolution, and in any other case when called for by three members . [, and every] Every Senator within the bar of the Senate shall vote “aye” or “no” or record himself as “not voting,” unless excused by unanimous vote of the Senate . [, and the]

    2.  The votes and names of those absent or recorded as “not voting” [must be entered on the Journal,] and the names of Senators demanding the recorded vote must [also] be entered on the Journal.


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Rule No. 31.  President to Decide—Tie Vote.

    A question is lost by a tie vote, but when the Senate is equally divided on any question except the passage of a bill or joint resolution, the President may give the deciding vote.

Rule No. 32.  Manner of Election—Voting.

    1.  In all cases of election by the Senate , the vote [shall] must be taken viva voce. In other cases, if a vote is to be recorded, it may be taken by oral roll-call or by electronic recording . [, and no Senator or other person may remain by the Secretary’s desk while the roll is being called or the votes are being counted.]

    2.  When a recorded vote is taken, no Senator may [vote] :

    (a) Vote except when at his seat [, nor] ;

    (b) Vote upon any question in which he is in any way personally or directly interested [, nor explain] ;

    (c) Explain his vote or discuss the question while the voting is in progress [, nor change] ; or

    (d) Change his vote after the result is announced . [, and the]

    3.  The announcement of the result of any vote [shall] must not be postponed.

 

The next rule is 40.

 

V.  LEGISLATIVE BODIES

 

Rule No. 40.  Standing Committees.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the standing committees of the Senate and their respective jurisdiction for the reference of bills and resolutions are as follows:

    (a) Commerce and Labor, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Titles 52-57, and chapters 461, 461A, 489, 703-704A and 707-712 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

    (b) Finance, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting chapters 286 and 387 of NRS, appropriations, operating and capital budgets, state and federal budget issues and bonding, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue, and over 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.

    (c) 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, 287-289 and 407 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue, state and federal budget issues, the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency.

    (d) Human Resources and Facilities, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 33, 37-39 and 42 and chapters 385, 386, 388-399, 439-444, 446-458, 459A, 460 and 583-585 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.


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    (e) Judiciary, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Titles 1-16 and 41 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

    (f) Legislative Affairs and Operations, seven 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, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

    (g) Natural Resources, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures primarily affecting Titles 26 and 45-50 and chapters 444A [, 445,] - 445C, 459, 488, 581, 582 and 586-590 of NRS, the Colorado River Commission, the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and the Nevada Tahoe regional planning agency, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

    (h) Taxation, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 32 of NRS and state and local revenue.

    (i) Transportation, seven members, with jurisdiction over measures affecting primarily Title 44 and chapters 403-405, [408-410,] 408, 410, 481-487, 705 and 706 of NRS, except measures affecting primarily state and local revenue.

    2.  The chairman of the Standing Committee on Finance may assign any portion of a proposed executive budget to any of the other standing committees of the Senate for review. Upon receiving such an assignment the standing committee shall complete its review expeditiously and report its findings and any recommendations to the Standing Committee on Finance for its independent evaluation.

Rule No. 41.  Reserved.

Rule No. 42.  Committee Expenses.

    No committee shall employ assistance or incur any expense, except by permission of the Senate previously obtained.

Rule No. 43.  Duties of Committees.

    The several committees shall fully consider all measures referred to them and report thereon. They shall acquaint themselves with the interests of the State specially represented by the committee, and from time to time present such bills and reports as in their judgment will advance the interests and promote the welfare of the people of the State, and shall fully consider and report their opinion upon any matter committed or referred to them by the Senate.

Rule No. 44.  Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations.

    The Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations shall recommend by resolution the appointment of all attachés and employees of the Senate not otherwise provided for by law. It may suspend any attaché or employee for incompetency or dereliction of duty, pending final action by the Senate. It shall hear complaints on alleged breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest, brought by Legislators and others, and it may advise Legislators on questions of breaches of ethics and conflicts of interests. All proceedings by the committee on matters of ethics or conflicts of interest are open to the public unless otherwise authorized to be closed to the public by section 15 of article 4 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada.


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Rule No. 45.  Reserved.

Rule No. 46.  Forming Committee of the Whole.

    In forming the Committee of the Whole, the Senator who has so moved shall name a chairman to preside, and all bills considered shall be read by sections, and the chairman shall call for amendments at the conclusion of the reading of each section. All amendments proposed by the committee shall be reported by the chairman to the Senate.

Rule No. 47.  Rules Applicable to Committee of the Whole.

    The Rules of the Senate shall apply to proceedings in Committee of the Whole, except that the previous question shall not be ordered, nor the ayes and noes demanded, but the committee may limit the number of times that any member may speak, at any stage of proceedings, during its sitting. Messages may be received by the President while the committee is sitting; in which case the President will resume the chair, receive the message, and vacate the chair in favor of the chairman of the committee.

Rule No. 48.  Motion to Rise Committee of the Whole.

    A motion that the committee rise shall always be in order, and shall be decided without debate.

Rule No. 49.  Reference to Committee.

    When a motion is made to refer any subject, and different committees are proposed, the question must be taken in the following order:

    1.  The Committee of the Whole Senate.

    2.  A Standing Committee.

Rule No. 50.  Return From Committee.

    1.  Any bill or other matter referred to a committee of the Senate [shall] must not be withdrawn or ordered taken from [such] the committee for consideration by the Senate, recommitment, or for any other reason without a two-thirds vote of the Senate, and at least one day’s notice of the motion therefor.

    2.  No such motion [shall be] is in order [on] :

    (a) If the bill to be withdrawn or ordered taken from the committee may no longer be considered by the Senate; or

    (b) On the last day of the session, or on the day preceding the last day of the session. [Nothing in this rule shall be construed to]

    3.  This rule does not take from any committee the rights and duties of committees provided for in Senate Standing Rule No. 43 . [of Senate Standing Rules.]

Rule No. 51.  Reserved.

Rule No. 52.  Reserved.

Rule No. 53.  Committee Rules.

    1.  The rules of the Senate, as far as applicable, are the rules of committees of the Senate. Procedure in committees, where not otherwise provided in this rule, must follow the procedure of the Senate. For matters not included in the rules of the Senate or these rules, Mason’s Manual must be followed.

    2.  A majority of any committee constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

    3.  A meeting of a committee may not be opened without a quorum present.


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    4.  In addition to regularly scheduled meetings or those called by the chairman, meetings may be set by a written petition of a majority of a committee and filed with the chairman of a committee.

    5.  A bill may be passed from a committee only by a majority of the committee membership. A simple majority of those present and voting is sufficient to adopt committee amendments. [A committee shall not recommend a bill for placement on the consent calendar if it makes any substantive change in the law or if an amendment of the bill is recommended.]

    6.  Subcommittees may be appointed by committee chairmen to consider subjects specified by the committee and shall report back to the committee.

    7.  A committee shall act only when together, and all votes must be taken in the presence of the committee. A member shall not be recorded as voting unless he was actually present in the committee at the time of the vote. The chairman shall vote on all final actions on bills or resolutions. The provisions of this subsection do not prohibit the prefiling of legislative bills and resolutions on behalf of a committee in the manner prescribed by the legislative commission.

    8.  All committee and subcommittee meetings are open to the public, except as otherwise provided in Senate Standing Rule No. 13.

    9.  Before reporting a bill or resolution to the Senate, a committee may reconsider its action. A motion to reconsider must be made by a member who voted with the prevailing side.

    10.  Committee chairmen shall determine the agenda of each meeting except that committee members may request an item for the agenda by communicating with the chairman at least 4 days before the meeting. A majority of a committee may, by vote, add an item to the agenda of the next regularly scheduled meeting.

    11.  Secretaries to committees shall give notices of hearings on bills to anyone requesting notices of particular bills.

    12.  All committees shall keep minutes of meetings. The minutes must cover members present and absent, subjects under discussion, witnesses who appear, committee members’ statements concerning legislative intent, action taken by the committee, as well as the vote of individual members on all matters on which a vote is taken. Any member may submit to the secretary additional remarks to be included in the minutes and records of committee meetings. At the conclusion of the legislative session, the Secretary of the Senate shall deliver all minutes and records of committee meetings in her possession to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

    13.  In addition to the minutes, the committee secretary shall maintain a record of all bills, including:

    (a) Date bill referred;

    (b) Date bill received;

    (c) Date set for hearing the bill;

    (d) Date or dates bill heard and voted upon; and

    (e) Date report prepared.

    14.  Each committee secretary shall file the minutes of each meeting with the Secretary of the Senate [within 2 weeks] as soon as practicable after the meeting.


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    15.  All committee minutes are open to public inspection upon request and during normal business hours.

Rule No. 54.  Review of State Agency Programs.

    In addition to or concurrent with committee action taken on specific bills and resolutions during a regular session of the Legislature, each standing committee of the Senate is encouraged to plan and conduct a general review of selected programs of state agencies or other areas of public interest within the committee’s jurisdiction.

 

The next rule is 60.

 

VI.  RULES GOVERNING MOTIONS

 

A.  Motions Generally

 

Rule No. 60.  Entertaining.

    1.  No motion [shall] may be debated until it is announced by the President. [It shall be reduced to writing and read by the Secretary, if desired by the President or any Senator, before it shall be debated, and by]

    2.  By consent of the Senate , a motion may be withdrawn before amendment or decision.

Rule No. 61.  Precedence of Motions.

    When a question is under debate no motion shall be received but the following, which shall have precedence in the order named:

    1.  To adjourn.

    2.  For a call of the Senate.

    3.  To lay on the table.

    4.  For the previous question.

    5.  To postpone to a day certain.

    6.  To commit.

    7.  To amend.

    8.  To postpone indefinitely.

    The first four shall be decided without debate.

Rule No. 62.  When Not Entertained.

    1.  When a motion to commit, to postpone to a day certain, or to postpone indefinitely has been decided, it [shall] must not be again entertained on the same day . [and at the same stage of proceedings, and when]

    2.  When a question has been postponed indefinitely , it [shall] must not again be introduced during the session [except] unless this rule [may be] is suspended by a two-thirds vote . [, and there shall]

    3.  There must be no reconsideration of a vote on a motion to postpone indefinitely.

 

B.  Particular Motions

 

Rule No. 63.  To Adjourn.

    A motion to adjourn shall always be in order. The name of the Senator moving to adjourn, and the time when the motion was made, shall be entered on the Journal.


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Rule No. 64.  Lay on the Table.

    A motion to lay on or take from the table shall be carried by a majority vote.

Rule No. 65.  Reserved.

Rule No. 66.  To Strike Enacting Clause.

    A motion to strike out the enacting clause of a bill or resolution [shall have precedence of] has precedence over a motion to commit or amend . [, and if carried shall be equivalent to its rejection.] If a motion to strike out the enacting clause of a bill or resolution is carried, the bill or resolution is rejected.

Rule No. 67.  Division of Question.

    1.  Any Senator may call for a division of a question . [, which shall]

    2.  A question must be divided if it embraces subjects so distinct that [one being] if one subject is taken away, a substantive proposition [shall remain] remains for the decision of the Senate . [; but a]

    3.  A motion to strike out and insert [shall] must not be divided.

Rule No. 68.  To Reconsider—Precedence of.

    1.  A motion to reconsider [shall have] has precedence over every other motion, except a motion to adjourn . [; and when] When the Senate adjourns while a motion to reconsider is pending, or before passing the order of Motions and Resolutions, the right to move [a reconsideration shall continue] for reconsideration continues to the next day of sitting.

    2.  No notice of reconsideration of any final vote [shall be] is in order on the day preceding the last day of the session.

Rule No. 69.  Explanation of Motion.

    Whenever a Senator moves to [take a bill off general file and return it to the Secretary’s desk or to make any other disposition of a bill that has been reported out of committee,] change the usual disposition of a bill or resolution, he shall describe the subject of the bill [, explain the purpose of his motion] or resolution and state the reasons for his requesting the change in the processing of the bill [.] or resolution.

 

The next rule is 80.

 

VII.  DEBATE

 

Rule No. 80.  Speaking on Question.

    1.  Every Senator [when he speaks,] who speaks shall, standing in his place, address “Mr. or Madam President,” in a courteous manner, and shall confine himself to the question before the Senate . [, and when] When he has finished, he shall sit down.

    2.  No Senator [shall speak more] may speak:

    (a) More than twice [(except for explanation)] during the consideration of any one question on the same day, [nor a] except for explanation.

    (b) A second time without leave when others who have not spoken desire the floor . [; but incidental]

    3.  Incidental and subsidiary questions arising during debate shall not be considered the same question.


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Rule No. 81.  Previous Question.

    The previous question shall not be put unless demanded by three Senators, and it shall be in this form: “Shall the main question be now put?” When sustained by a majority of Senators present it shall put an end to all debate and bring the Senate to a vote on the question or questions before it, and all incidental questions arising after the motion was made shall be decided without debate. A person who is speaking on a question shall not while he has the floor move to put that question.

 

The next rule is 90.

 

VIII.  CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

A.  Generally

 

Rule No. 90.  Mason’s Manual.

    The rules of parliamentary practice contained in Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure shall govern the Senate in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the standing rules and orders of the Senate, and the joint rules of the Senate and Assembly.

Rule No. 91.  Suspension of Rule.

    No standing rule or order of the Senate shall be rescinded or changed without a vote of two-thirds of the Senate and one day’s notice of the motion therefor; but a rule or order may be temporarily suspended for a special purpose by a vote of two-thirds of the members present. When the suspension of a rule is called for, and after due notice from the President no objection is offered, he can announce the rule suspended and the Senate may proceed accordingly; but this shall not apply to that portion of Senate Standing Rule No. 109 relating to the third reading of bills, which cannot be suspended; and further, this rule shall not apply to the suspension of Senate Standing Rule No. 50.

Rule No. 92.  Notices of Bills, Topics and Public Hearings.

    Adequate notice shall be provided to the Legislators and the public by posting information relative to the bills, topics and public hearings which are to come before committees. Notices shall include the date, time, place and agenda, and shall be posted conspicuously in the legislative building, shall appear in the daily history, and shall be made available to the news media.

    This requirement of notice may be suspended for an emergency by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the committee members appointed.

Rule No. 93.  Protest.

    Any Senator, or Senators, may protest against the action of the Senate upon any question, and have such protest entered upon the Journal.

Rule No. 94.  Privilege of the Floor.

    1.  To preserve decorum and facilitate the business of the Senate, only [state officers and officers and members of the Senate] the following persons may be present on the floor of the Senate during formal sessions [, except for employees] :

    (a) State officers;

    (b) Officers and members of the Senate;


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    (c) Employees of the Legislative Counsel Bureau [, attachés] ;

    (d) Attachés and employees of the Senate ; and [members]

    (e) Members of the Assembly whose presence is required for the transaction of business.

    2.  Guests of Senators must be seated in a section of the upper or lower gallery of the Senate Chamber to be specially designated by the Sergeant at Arms. The Majority [Floor] Leader may specify special occasions when guests may be seated on the floor of the Senate with a Senator.

    [2.] 3.  A majority of Senators may authorize the President to have the Senate Chamber cleared of all persons except Senators and officers of the Senate.

    [3.] 4.  The Senate Chamber may not be used for any [but] business other than legislative business [except by permission given by a two-thirds vote.] during a legislative session.

Rule No. 95.  Material Placed on Legislators’ Desks.

    [All]

    1.  Only the Sergeant at Arms and officers and employees of the Senate may place papers, letters, notes, pamphlets and other written material [placed] upon a Senator’s desk . Such material must contain the name of the Legislator requesting the placement of [such] the material on the desk or [contain] a designation of the origin of [such] the material.

    2.  This rule does not apply to books containing the legislative bills and resolutions, the [legislative daily histories, the legislative daily journals,] daily histories and daily journals of the Senate or Assembly, or Legislative Counsel Bureau material.

Rule No. 96.  Reserved.

Rule No. 97.  Petitions and Memorials.

    The contents of any petition or memorial shall be briefly stated by the President or any Senator presenting it. It shall then lie on the table or be referred, as the President or Senate may direct.

Rule No. 98.  Reserved.

Rule No. 99.  Reserved.

Rule No. 100.  Reserved.

Rule No. 101.  Reserved.

Rule No. 102.  Objection to Reading of Paper.

    Where the reading of any paper is called for, and is objected to by any Senator, it shall be determined by a vote of the Senate, and without debate.

Rule No. 103.  Questions Relating to Priority of Business.

    All questions relating to the priority of business shall be decided without debate.

 

B.  Bills

 

Rule No. 104.  Reserved.

Rule No. 105.  Reserved.

Rule No. 106.  Skeleton Bills.

    [The introduction of skeleton bills is authorized] Skeleton bills may be introduced after the beginning of a session when, in the opinion of the sponsor and the Legislative Counsel, the full drafting of the bill would entail extensive research or be of considerable length.


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extensive research or be of considerable length. A skeleton bill will be [provided for purposes of introduction and committee referral. Such bill will be] a presentation of ideas or statements of purpose, sufficient in style and expression to enable the Legislature and the committee to which the bill may be referred to consider the substantive merits of the legislation proposed. [The committee, if it treats the skeleton bill favorably, shall then request the draft of a completed bill in such detail as would afford the committee the opportunity of considering the legislative ideas proposed in context with all their necessary ramifications.]

Rule No. 107.  Information Concerning Bills.

    1.  Bills introduced may be accompanied by information relative to witnesses and selected persons of departments and agencies who should be considered for committee hearings on the proposed legislation. At the time of introduction of a bill, a list may be given to the Secretary of witnesses who are proponents of the measure together with their addresses and telephone numbers. This information may be provided by:

    [1.] (a) The Senator introducing the bill;

    [2.] (b) The person requesting a committee introduction of the bill; or

    [3.] (c) The chairman of a committee introducing the bill.

    2.  The Secretary shall deliver this information to the chairman of the committee to which the bill is referred. Members of the committee may suggest additional names for witnesses.

    3.  The Legislator may provide an analysis which may describe the intent, purpose, justification and effects of the bill, or any of them.

Rule No. 108.  Reserved.

Rule No. 109.  Reading of Bills.

    [At least one day’s notice shall be given of the introduction of a bill unless by consent of two-thirds of the Senate, or the bill be presented by a committee in the discharge of its duty.]

    1.  Every bill [shall] must receive three readings [previous to] before its passage, unless, in case of emergency, [two-thirds of the Senate shall deem it expedient to dispense with this rule. The President shall give notice at each whether it be first, second or third reading.] this rule is suspended by a two-thirds vote.

    2.  The first reading of [the bill shall be] a bill is for information, and if [opposition be made to it,] there is opposition to the bill, the question [shall] must be, “Shall this bill be rejected?” If there is no opposition [be made,] to the bill, or if the question to reject [be negatived,] is defeated, the bill [shall] must then take the usual course.

    3.  No bill [shall] may be committed until once read, nor amended until twice read.

    4.  The third reading of every bill [shall] must be by sections.

Rule No. 110.  Second Reading File—Consent Calendar.

    1.  All bills or resolutions reported by committee [shall] must be placed on a second reading file unless recommended for placement on the consent calendar. [Upon]

    2.  A committee shall not recommend a bill or resolution for placement on the consent calendar if:

    (a) An amendment of the bill or resolution is recommended;


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    (b) It contains an appropriation; or

    (c) It is controversial in nature.

    3.  A bill or resolution recommended for placement on the consent calendar must be included in the daily file listed in the daily history of the Senate at least 1 calendar day before it may be considered.

    4.  A bill or resolution must be removed from the consent calendar at the request of any Senator . [, at any time before the consent calendar is called, a bill placed on the consent calendar shall be transferred to] A bill or resolution so removed must be immediately placed on the second reading file [.

    2.] for consideration in the usual order of business.

    5.  When the consent calendar is called, the bills remaining on the consent calendar [shall] must be read by number and summary, and the vote [shall] must be taken on their final passage as a group.

Rule No. 111.  Printing.

    [One thousand] Eleven hundred copies of all bills and resolutions of general interest [shall] must be printed for the use of the Senate and Assembly . [, and two hundred and fifty copies of such as are of only local interest; also such] Such other matter [shall] must be printed as may be ordered by the Senate.

Rule No. 112.  Reserved.

Rule No. 113.  Reading of Bills—General File.

    [All bills on the second reading file shall be read in the order in which they are reported by committees.]

    1.  Upon reading of bills on the second reading file, Senate and Assembly bills reported without amendments [shall] must be placed on the general file . [, and Assembly bills reported without amendments shall be placed on the general file.] Committee amendments reported with bills [shall] must be considered upon their second reading and such amendments may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present. [Senate bills] Bills so amended [shall] must be reprinted, engrossed or reengrossed, and placed on the general file . [, and Assembly bills so amended shall be reprinted, reengrossed and placed on the general file. Engrossed bills shall be placed at the head of the file in the order in which they are reported engrossed, except general appropriation bills, which shall be at the head of the file. The file, with each bill in order, shall be conspicuously] The file must be posted in the Senate Chamber and made available to members of the public each day by the Secretary.

    2.  Any member may move to amend a bill during its reading on the second reading file or during its third reading and the motion to amend may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present. Bills so amended on second reading [shall] must be treated the same as bills with committee amendments. Any bill so amended upon the general file [shall] must be reprinted and engrossed or reengrossed.

    [The reprinting of amended bills may be dispensed with only in accordance with the provisions of law.]

    3.  Unless otherwise ordered by the Senate, [one thousand] eleven hundred copies of all amended bills [shall] must be printed.


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Rule No. 114.  Commitment of Bill With Special Instructions.

    A bill may be committed with special instructions to amend at any time before taking the final vote.

Rule No. 115.  Reconsideration of Vote on Bill.

    1.  On the day [next succeeding] after the final vote on any bill, [said] the vote may be reconsidered on motion of any member [, provided] if notice of intention to move [a] for reconsideration was given on the day [such] the final vote was taken [,] by a Senator who voted on [that side which prevailed, and no] the prevailing side. No motion to reconsider [shall be] is in order on the day [such] the final vote was taken, except by unanimous consent.

    2.  Motions to reconsider a vote upon amendments to any pending question may be made and decided at once.

Rule No. 116.  Reserved.

Rule No. 117.  Different Subject Not Admitted as Amendment.

    No subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted as an amendment; and no bill or resolution shall be amended by incorporating any irrelevant subject matter or by association or annexing any other bill or resolution pending in the Senate, but a substitute may be offered at any time so long as the original is open to amendment.

 

C.  Resolutions

 

Rule No. 118.  Treated as Bills.

    Resolutions addressed to Congress, or to either House thereof, or to the President of the United States, or the heads of any of the national departments, or proposing amendments to the State Constitution are subject, in all respects, to the foregoing rules governing the course of bills. A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution shall be entered in the journal in its entirety.

Rule No. 119.  Treated as Motions.

    Resolutions, other than those referred to in Senate Standing Rule No. 118, shall be treated as motions in all proceedings of the Senate.

Rule No. 120.  Order of Business.

    1.  Roll Call.

    2.  Prayer by the Chaplain.

    3.  Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

    4.  Reading and Approval of the Journal.

    5.  Reports of Standing Committees.

    6.  Messages from the Governor.

    7.  Messages from the Assembly.

    8.  Communications from State Officers.

    9.  Motions, Resolutions and Notices.

    10.  Introduction, First Reading and Reference.

    11.  Consent Calendar.

    12.  Second Reading and Amendment.

    13.  Business on General File and Third Reading.

    14.  Unfinished Business.

    15.  Special Orders of the Day.

    16.  Remarks from the Floor; Introduction of Guests.


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Rule No. 121.  Privilege.

    Any Senator may rise and explain a matter personal to himself by leave of the President, but he shall not discuss any pending question in such explanation.

Rule No. 122.  Reserved.

Rule No. 123.  Reserved.

Rule No. 124.  Preference to Speak.

    When two or more Senators rise at the same time the President shall name the one who may first speak—giving preference, when practicable, to the mover or introducer of the subject under consideration.

Rule No. 125.  Special Order.

    The President shall call the Senate to order on the arrival of the time fixed for the consideration of a special order, and announce that the special order is before the Senate, which shall be considered, unless it be postponed by a two-thirds vote, and any business before the Senate at the time of the announcement of the special order shall go to Unfinished Business.

Rule No. 126.  Reserved.

Rule No. 127.  [Messages.

    Messages from the Governor, state officers and from the Assembly may be considered at any time by a vote of the Senate.] Reserved.

Rule No. 128.  Reserved.

Rule No. 129.  Reserved.

 

D.  Contests of Elections

 

Rule No. 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.

    (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.


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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.

 

The next rule is 140.

 

IX.  LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATIONS

 

Rule No. 140.  Compensation of Witnesses.

    Witnesses summoned to appear before the Senate, or any of its committees, shall be compensated as provided by law for witnesses required to attend in the courts of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 2, SR 2

Senate Resolution No. 2–Senators Raggio and Titus

 

FILE NUMBER 2

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Providing allowances to the leadership and other members of the Senate 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 $2,800, and the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for the President and President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, and the chairman of each standing committee of the Senate for postage, telephone tolls and other charges for communications is $900; 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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FILE NUMBER 3, SR 3

Senate Resolution No. 3–Senators Raggio and Titus

 

FILE NUMBER 3

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of attachés.

 

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the following persons are elected as attachés of the Senate for the 70th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada: Mary Jo Mongelli, Ann-Berit Moyle, Mary R. Phillips, Mary Ellen Patt, Claire Clift, Jane Gill, Ruth B. Pierini, Charles P. Welsh, Sam A. Palazzolo, Ronald Sandoval, Geraldine E. Selover, John D. Turner, Shirley Hammon, Betty Christenson, Jan Hunt, Joan Thran,


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Dorothy Souza, Linda Chapman, Miki Primus, Jodi Curry, Paula Saponaro, Mary Jo Meyer, June A. Fitzpatrick, Laura Adler, Lauren Arends, Sandy Arraiz, Sheri Asay, Jeanne Baret, Ricka Benum, Billie Brinkman, Donna Calhoun, Robin Camacho, Beverly Chapin, Cwendolyn Chapman, Millard (J.R.) Clark, Cynthia Cook, Scott Corbett, Emory Crews, Angela Culbert, Patricia DiDomenico, Madalena Fischer, Kelly Formby, Mary Gavin, Jo Greenslate, Patti Hampton, Judy Jacobs, Ardyss Johns, Jean Laird, Kathryn Lawrence, Maudie Long, Janice McClure, Christine Melburn, Joan Moseid, Barbara Moss, Silvia Motta, Alice Nevin, Sue Parkhurst, Kimberly Potvin, Lela Rude, Mavis Scarff, Connie (C.J.) Smith, Mary Soscia, Crystal Rae Suess, Judith Toscano, Amelie Welden, JoAnn Wessel, Norm Wessel, Beverly Willis, Johnnie Willis, Rayna Wortman, Brian Wright, Janet Meredith, Patty Woodworth, Bob Byington, Bretia Herman, Oliver O. Perondi, Joe Pieretti, Rose Marie Price, Marlene Staub, Lori Whatley and Fred White.

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FILE NUMBER 4, AR 1

Assembly Resolution No. 1–Committee on Elections,
Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 4

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of attachés.

 

                Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the following persons are elected as attachés of the Assembly for the 70th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada: Susan Furlong Reil, Bonnie Borda Hoffecker, Carole Cavolick, Matthew Baker, Jasmine N. Shackley, Jason Hataway, Terry Sullivan, Charlene Brundle, Joe Crawford, Marlo Harding, Rebecca M. Harris, Gregorio D. Torres, Jeanne Douglass, Paula A. Winne, Betty J. Phenix, Jackie L. Cheney, Kathryn Lombardo, Linda A. Cooper, Karen Crawford, Harle Glover, Christina Alfonso, Rachel R. Baker, Jennifer Batchelder, Jane L. Baughman, Jennifer Carnahan, Chris Casey, Cynthia Cendagorta, Cindy Clampitt, Meagen A. Colard, Christine M. Cole, Hilary A. Graunke, Sara J. Kaufman, Nykki Kinsley, Virginia Letts, Darlene A. Rubin, Sharon T. Spencer, Carol J. Thomsen, Janine Marie Toth, Charlotte S. Tucker, Novella Watson-Lee, Julie Whitacre, Joann Van Wyhe, Debbie Zuspan, Christine N. Adkins, Victoria L. Aitken, Yolanda Baldridge, Mary Bean, Diane Berg, Cleone C. Bujalski, Heather T. Collins, Linda Corbett, Stephany Corral, Cecile Crofoot, Irene M. Davis, Kathleen A. Day, Nancy Dickson, Naomi S. Dottei, Kelly S. Gregory, Marge Griffin, Donna Hancock, Nicole L. Heckman, Lonnie Heiderman, Joyce G. Hess, Barbara Houger, Marilyn Jayne, Diane Keetch, Joann Kula, Kelly Liston, Lois L. McDonald, Yhvona Martin, Carolyn J. Maynick, Aurora Ruiz, Sheila Sease, Sherie Silva, Jackie L. Valley, Tabitha D. Horn, Francis L. Noe, Michael G. Collins, Stanley B. Miller, Bruce Pheiffer, Eddie Cordisco, Mary Carel, Kathryn R. Beydler, Norm Budden, Mel Cowperthwaite, John P. Davin, John Davis Jr.,


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Juanita M. Heston, Kathleen L. Jorgenson, Lois LaHair, Steve Lamoreaux, Laverna E. Marwin, Bob Maynick, Brigitta Metz, Reid Meyer, John T. Meyer, Barbara Morgan, Jesse N. Pickett, Mike Pintar, Shanna Pozzi and Mark A. Trabert.

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FILE NUMBER 5, AR 2

Assembly Resolution No. 2–Committee on Elections,
Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 5

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION—Providing allowances to the leadership and other members of the Assembly 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 $2,800, and the sum to be allowed, as provided by law, for the Speaker, Speaker Pro Tempore, Majority Floor Leader, Minority Floor Leader and chairman of each standing committee of the Assembly for postage, telephone tolls and other communication charges is $900; 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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FILE NUMBER 6, AR 3

Assembly Resolution No. 3–Committee on Elections,
Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 6

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION—Adopting the Standing Rules of the Assembly for the 70th legislative session.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the Assembly Standing Rules as amended by the 69th session are adopted, with the following changes, as the Standing Rules of the Assembly for the 70th session of the Legislature:

 

I.  OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

 

Duties of Officers

 

Rule No. 1.  Speaker of the Assembly.

    1.  All officers of the Assembly are subordinate to the Speaker in all that relates to the prompt, efficient and correct discharge of their official duties under the Speaker’s supervision.

    2.  Possessing the powers and performing the duties described in this rule, the Speaker shall:


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    (a) Take the chair at the hour to which the Assembly stands adjourned, call the members to order, and upon the appearance of a quorum, proceed to business.

    (b) Preserve order and decorum and have general direction of the chamber of the Assembly and the approaches thereto . [, and in] In the event of any disturbance or disorderly conduct therein, order the same to be cleared.

    (c) Decide all questions of order, subject to a member’s right to appeal to the Assembly. On appeal from such decisions, the Speaker has the right, in the Speaker’s place, to assign the reason for the decision.

    (d) Have the right to name any member to perform the duties of the chair, but such substitution [shall] must not extend beyond one legislative day.

    (e) When the Assembly resolves itself into Committee of the Whole, name a chairman to preside thereover and call him to the chair.

    (f) Have the power to accredit the persons who act as representatives of the [press, radio and television,] news media and assign them seats.

    (g) Sign all bills and resolutions passed by the Legislature as provided by law.

    (h) Sign all subpoenas issued by the Assembly or any committee thereof.

    (i) Receive all messages and communications from other departments of the government and announce them to the Assembly.

    (j) Represent the Assembly, declare its will and in all things obey its commands.

    (k) Vote on final passage of a bill or resolution, but the Speaker shall not be required to vote in ordinary legislative proceedings except where the Speaker’s vote would be decisive. In all [aye and no] yea and nay votes, the Speaker’s name [shall] must be called last.

    3.  If a vacancy occurs in the office of Speaker, through death, resignation or disability of the Speaker, the Speaker pro Tempore shall temporarily and for the period of vacancy or disability conduct the necessary business of the Assembly.

    4.  If a permanent vacancy occurs in the office of Speaker, the Assembly shall select a new Speaker.

Rule No. 2.  Reserved.

Rule No. 3.  Reserved.

Rule No. 4.  Reserved.

Rule No. 5.  Reserved.

Rule No. 6.  Reserved.

 

The next rule is 10.

 

II.  SESSIONS AND MEETINGS

 

Rule No. 10.  Time of Meeting.

    The Assembly shall meet each day at 11 a.m., unless the Assembly adjourns to some other hour.

Rule No. 11.  Open Meetings.

    All meetings of the Assembly and its standing committees [shall] must be open to the public.


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Rule No. 12.  Reserved.

 

The next rule is 20.

 

III.  DECORUM AND DEBATE

 

Rule No. 20.  Points of Order.

    If any member, in speaking or otherwise, transgresses the rules of the Assembly, the Speaker shall, or any member may, call to order, in which case the member so called to order shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to explain; and if called to order by a member, such member shall immediately state the point of order. If the point of order be sustained by the presiding officer, the member shall not be allowed to proceed; but if it be not sustained, then he shall be permitted to go on. Every such decision from the presiding officer shall be subject to an appeal to the House; but no discussion of the question of order shall be allowed unless an appeal be taken from the decision of the presiding officer.

Rule No. 21.  Reserved.

Rule No. 22.  Reserved.

Rule No. 23.  Committee on Ethics; Legislative Ethics.

    1.  The Committee on Ethics consists of:

    (a) Two members of the Assembly appointed by the Speaker from the majority political party;

    (b) One member of the Assembly appointed by the Minority Leader from the minority political party; and

    (c) Two qualified electors of the state chosen by the members of the committee who are appointed pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b), neither of whom is a present or former member of the Legislature or employed by the State of Nevada.

    2.  The Speaker shall appoint two members of the Assembly, one from the majority political party and one from the minority political party to serve as alternate members of the committee. If a member is disqualified, the alternate appointed from the same political party shall serve as a member of the committee during the consideration of a specific question.

    3.  A member is disqualified if he is the requester of advice concerning a question of ethics or conflict of interest, or if the advice is requested by another member of the Assembly and a reasonable person in his situation could not exercise independent judgment on the matter in question.

    4.  The committee shall hear complaints on alleged breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest, brought by Legislators and others, and it may advise Legislators on questions of breaches of ethics and conflicts of interest. All proceedings held to consider the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence or physical or mental health of any person by the committee on matters of ethics or conflicts of interest are confidential unless a Legislator:

    (a) Against whom a complaint is brought requests a public hearing;

    (b) Discloses the opinion of the committee at any time after his hearing; or

    (c) Discloses the content of an advisory opinion issued to him by the committee.


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    5.  A complaint which alleges a breach of ethics or a conflict of interest must be in writing and signed by the person making the allegation. The complaint must be filed with the chairman. The chairman shall send a copy of the complaint, within 24 hours after receiving it, to the Legislator against whom the complaint is brought.

    6.  The criterion to be applied by the committee in determining whether a Legislator has a conflict of interest is whether the independence of judgment of a reasonable person in his position upon the matter in question would be materially affected by:

    (a) His acceptance of a gift or loan; or

    (b) His private economic interest.

    7.  A Legislator who determines that he has a conflict of interest may vote upon, advocate or oppose any measure as to which a potential conflict exists if he makes a general disclosure of the conflict. In determining whether to vote upon, advocate or oppose the measure, the Legislator should consider whether:

    (a) The conflict impedes his independence of judgment;

    (b) His participation will produce a negative effect on the public’s confidence in the integrity of the Legislature;

    (c) His participation is likely to have any significant effect on the disposition of the measure; and

    (d) His interest is greater than the interests of an entire class of persons similarly situated.

 

The next rule is 30.

 

IV.  QUORUM, VOTING, ELECTIONS

 

Rule No. 30.  Manner of Voting.

    1.  The presiding officer shall declare all votes, but the [ayes and noes shall] yeas and nays must be taken when called for by three members present, and the names of those calling for the [ayes and noes shall] yeas and nays must be entered in the Journal by the Chief Clerk.

    2.  The presiding officer shall call for [ayes and noes] yeas and nays by a division or by a roll call, either electronic or oral.

    3.  When taking the [ayes and noes] yeas and nays on any question, the electronic roll call system may be used, and when so used shall have the force and effect of any roll call under these rules.

    4.  When taking the [ayes and noes] yeas and nays by oral roll call, the Chief Clerk shall take the names of members alphabetically , except that the [Speaker shall] Speaker’s name must be called last.

    5.  The electronic roll call system may be used to determine the presence of a quorum.

    6.  The [ayes and noes shall] yeas and nays must not be taken with the electronic roll call system until all members present are at their desks. The presiding officer may vote at the rostrum.


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    7.  Only a member, certified by the Committee on Credentials or special committee of the Assembly, may cast a vote in the Assembly. A member shall not vote for another member on any roll call, either electronic or oral. Any member who votes for another member may be punished in any manner deemed appropriate by the Assembly.

Rule No. 31.  Reserved.

Rule No. 32.  Announcement of the Vote.

    1.  A member may change his vote at any time before the announcement of the vote if the voting is by voice, or at any time before the votes are electronically recorded if the voting is conducted electronically.

    2.  The announcement of the result of any vote shall not be postponed.

Rule No. 33.  Voting by Division.

    Upon a division and count of the Assembly on any question, no person without the bar shall be counted.

 

The next rule is 40.

 

V.  LEGISLATIVE BODIES

 

Rule No. 40.  Standing Committees.

    The standing committees of the Assembly are as follows:

    1.  Ways and Means, [fifteen] fourteen members.

    2.  Judiciary, fourteen members.

    3.  Taxation, [eleven] thirteen members.

    4.  Education, [thirteen] twelve members.

    5.  Elections, Procedures, and Ethics, nine members.

    6.  Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining, [eleven] thirteen members.

    7.  [Labor and Management, nine members.

    8.]  Transportation, [nine] thirteen members.

                [9.] 8.  Commerce [, eleven] and Labor, fourteen members.

    [10.] 9.  Health and Human Services, [ten] twelve members.

    [11.] 10.  Government Affairs, fourteen members.

    [12.  Infrastructure, eleven members.]

    11.  Constitutional Amendments, seven members.

Rule No. 41.  Appointment of Committees.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in Assembly Standing Rule No. 23, all committees must be appointed by the Speaker, unless otherwise directed by the Assembly. The Speaker shall designate the chairman and vice chairman of each committee.

    2.  To facilitate the full participation of the members during an adjournment called pursuant to NRS 218.115, the Speaker may temporarily appoint a member to a standing committee that is scheduled to meet during the adjournment if none of the committees to which the member is regularly assigned will be meeting during the adjournment.

Rule No. 42.  Committee Action.

    1.  The committee shall have regular meetings scheduled by the Assembly leadership. A quorum of the committee is a majority of its members and may transact business except as limited by this rule.


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    2.  Motions may be moved, seconded and passed by voice vote by a simple majority of those present.

    3.  Definite action on a bill or resolution will require a majority of the entire committee.

    4.  A two-thirds majority of all the committee is required to reconsider action on a bill or resolution.

    5.  Committee introduction of legislative measures which are not prefiled requires concurrence of two-thirds of the committee and does not imply commitment to support final passage.

    6.  The chairman shall vote on all final action regarding bills or resolutions.

    7.  No member of the committee may vote by proxy under any circumstances.

Rule No. 43.  Subcommittees.

    Subcommittees made up of committee members may be appointed by the chairman to consider and report back on specific subjects or bills.

Rule No. 44.  Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics.

    The Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics has jurisdiction over matters relating to personnel. It shall recommend by resolution the appointment of all attachés and employees of the Assembly not otherwise provided for by law. It may suspend or remove any such attaché or employee for incompetency or dereliction of duty. It shall function as the Committee on Rules and as the Committee on Credentials of the Assembly.

Rule No. 45.  Procedure for Election Contests.

    1.  Upon receipt of a statement of contest from the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.427, the Speaker shall, as soon as practicable, appoint a special committee to hear the contest or refer the contest to the Standing Committee on Elections, Procedures, and Ethics. The committee shall conduct a hearing to consider the contest. The committee shall keep written minutes of the hearing. The contestant has the burden of proving that any irregularities shown were of such a nature as to establish that the result of the election was changed thereby.

    2.  The contest must be submitted so far as may be possible upon depositions or by written or oral arguments as the Assembly 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 3 days’ notice must be given to the prospective deponent and to the other party. If oral statements are made at any hearing before the Assembly 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 committee shall, not later than 5 calendar days after the contest was referred to the committee, report to the Assembly its findings on whether the contestant has met the burden of proving that any irregularities shown were of such a nature as to establish that the result of the election was changed thereby. The committee shall then report to the Assembly its recommendation on which person should be declared elected or report that it has no recommendation. The Assembly shall, as soon as practicable thereafter but not later than 7 calendar days after the Speaker received the statement of contest, vote whether to accept or reject the committee’s recommendation without amendment, if a recommendation is made.


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without amendment, if a recommendation is made. If the recommendation is accepted, the Speaker shall declare the recommended person elected. If the recommendation is rejected or the committee did not make a recommendation, the Assembly shall consider immediately which person should be declared elected. The Speaker shall not adjourn the Assembly until it has declared a person to be elected.

    4.  The Speaker shall inform the Governor of the identity of the person declared to be elected by the Assembly.

Rule No. 46.  Committee Action on Reports.

    Committee reports [shall] must be adopted at a committee session actually assembled and meeting as a committee with a quorum present. Every committee vote on a matter pertaining to a bill or resolution [shall] must be recorded. The vote may be taken by roll call at the discretion of the chairman.

Rule No. 47.  Committee Records.

    The chairman of each committee shall keep, or cause to be kept, a complete record of the committee proceedings in which there [shall] must be entered:

    1.  The time and place of each meeting;

    2.  The attendance and absence of members;

    3.  The names of all persons appearing before the committee, with the names of persons, firms, corporations or associations in whose behalf such appearance is made; and

    4.  The subjects or measures considered and action taken.

Rule No. 48.  Disposition of Committee Records.

    All minutes, records and documents in the possession of committees and their chairmen [shall] must be filed in the offices of the Legislative Counsel Bureau upon adjournment sine die.

Rule No. 49.  Committee Hearings.

    [A public hearing must be held on each bill and resolution which is referred to committee.] The presence of a quorum of the committee is desirable but not required [.] to conduct a public hearing. Public hearings are opened by the chairman who announces the subject under consideration and provides for those wishing to address the committee to be heard. These persons shall rise in an order determined by the chairman, address the chair and furnish their names, addresses and firms or other organizations represented. Committee members may address the chairman for permission to question the witness. When all persons present have been heard, the chairman may declare closed the portion of the meeting wherein the committee will accept public testimony on the matter before proceeding to other matters.

Rule No. 50.  Reserved.

Rule No. 51.  Reserved.

Rule No. 52.  Concurrent Referrals.

    When a bill or resolution is referred to two committees , the bill or resolution must go to the first committee named. If the first committee votes to amend the bill or resolution, it must be reprinted with amendments and then returned to the first committee or sent immediately to the next committee. If there is no amendment proposed by the first committee, or if the first committee acts upon the bill or resolution after amendment, the bill or resolution must be sent with the committee recommendation immediately to the second committee.


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there is no amendment proposed by the first committee, or if the first committee acts upon the bill or resolution after amendment, the bill or resolution must be sent with the committee recommendation immediately to the second committee.

 

The next rule is 60.

 

VI.  RULES GOVERNING MOTIONS

 

Rule No. 60.  Entertaining.

    No motion [shall be debated until the same be] may be debated until it is distinctly announced by the presiding officer . [; and it shall be reduced to writing, if] If desired by the presiding officer or any member, the motion must be reduced to writing and be read by the Chief Clerk before the [same shall be] motion is debated. A motion may be withdrawn by the maker at any time before amendment or before the motion is put to vote.

Rule No. 61.  Reserved.

Rule No. 62.  Reserved.

 

Particular Motions

 

Rule No. 63.  Reserved.

Rule No. 64.  Reserved.

Rule No. 65.  Indefinite Postponement.

    When a question is postponed indefinitely, the same [shall] question must not be considered again during the session and the question [shall not be] is not subject to a motion for reconsideration.

Rule No. 66.  To Strike Enacting Clause.

    A motion to strike out the enacting clause of a bill or resolution [shall] does not take precedence over any other subsidiary motion. If the motion is carried, it shall be considered equivalent to the rejection of such bill or resolution.

Rule No. 67.  Division of Question.

    Any member may call for a division of the question, which shall be divided, if it comprehends propositions in substance so distinct that, one being taken away, a substantive proposition shall remain for the decision of the Assembly. A motion to strike out being lost shall preclude neither amendment nor a motion to strike out and insert. A motion to strike out and insert shall be deemed indivisible.

Rule No. 68.  To Reconsider—Precedence of.

    A motion to reconsider shall have precedence over every other motion, except a motion to adjourn, or to fix the time to which to adjourn; and when the Assembly adjourns, while a motion to reconsider is pending, or before passing the order of business of Motions [and Resolutions,] , Resolutions and Notices, the right to move a reconsideration shall continue to the next day of sitting. No notice of reconsideration of any final vote shall be in order on the day preceding the last day of the session.

 

The next rule is 80.

 


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VII.  DEBATE

 

Rule No. 80.  Speaking on Question.

    No member shall speak more than twice during the consideration of any one question, on the same day, and at the same stage of proceedings, without leave. Members who have once spoken shall not again be entitled to the floor (except for explanation) to the exclusion of others who have not spoken.

Rule No. 81.  Previous Question.

    The previous question shall be put only when demanded by three members. The previous question shall not be moved by the member last speaking on the question.

 

The next rule is 90.

 

VIII.  CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

A.  Rules and Procedure

 

Rule No. 90.  Mason’s Manual.

    The rules of parliamentary practice contained in Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure shall govern the Assembly in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Standing Rules and orders of the Assembly, and the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly.

Rule No. 91.  Suspension of Rule.

    No standing rule or order of the Assembly shall be rescinded or changed without a vote of two-thirds of the members elected, and one day’s notice being given of the motion therefor; but a rule or order may be suspended temporarily by a vote of two-thirds of the members present.

Rule No. 92.  Notices of Bills, Topics and Public Hearings.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 [:

    (a) All] , all committees shall provide adequate notice of public hearings on bills, resolutions or other topics [of high public importance at least 5 calendar days before such hearings.

    (b) Notice for public hearings on bills, resolutions and topics not deemed by the chairmen to be of high public importance must be provided at least 24 hours before such hearings.

    (c) Notice shall also be provided for all other committee meetings at least 24 hours in advance of such meetings.

Notices in all cases shall] which are to come before the committees. The notice must include the date, time, place and agenda to be covered . [and shall] The notice must be posted conspicuously in the legislative building, appear in the daily history and be made available to the [press.] news media. The daily history must include the most current version of the notice that is available at the time the daily history is created and an informational statement informing the public where more current information, if any, regarding such notices may be found.

    2.  The noticing requirements of this rule may be suspended for emergency situations but only after approval by a two-thirds vote of a committee.


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    3.  Subsection 1 does not apply to:

    (a) Committee meetings held on the floor of the Assembly during a recess; or

    (b) Conference committee meetings.

Rule No. 93.  Reserved.

Rule No. 94.  Privilege of the Floor and Lobbying.

    No person, except Senators, former Assemblymen and state officers, may be admitted at the bar of the Assembly, except by special invitation on the part of some member; but a majority may authorize the Speaker to have the Assembly cleared of all such persons. No person may do any lobbying upon the floor of the Assembly at any time, and it is the duty of the Sergeant at Arms to remove any person violating any of the provisions of this rule.

Rule No. 95.  Material Placed on Legislators’ Desks.

    All papers, letters, notes, pamphlets and other written material placed upon an Assemblyman’s desk shall contain the signature of the Legislator requesting the placement of such material on the desk or shall contain a designation of the origin of such material. This rule does not apply to books containing the legislative bills and resolutions, the legislative daily histories, the legislative daily journals or Legislative Counsel Bureau material.

Rule No. 96.  Peddling , Begging and Soliciting.

    Peddling, begging and soliciting are strictly forbidden in the Assembly Chamber, and in the lobby, gallery and halls adjacent thereto . [, and no] No part of said chamber or halls [shall] may be used for, or occupied by signs or other devices for any kind of advertising.

Rule No. 97.  Petitions and Memorials.

    Petitions, memorials and other papers addressed to the Assembly, shall be presented by the Speaker, or by a member in the Speaker’s place. A brief statement of the contents thereof shall be made by the introducer. They shall not be debated on the day of their being presented, but shall be on the table, or be referred, as the Assembly shall determine.

Rule No. 98.  Request of Purpose.

    A member may request the purpose of a bill or joint resolution upon its introduction.

Rule No. 99.  Remarks.

    It shall be in order for members to make remarks and to have such remarks entered in the Journal.

Rule No. 100.  Precedence of Parliamentary Authority.

    The precedence of parliamentary authority in the Assembly [shall be as follows:] is:

    1.  The Constitution of the State of Nevada.

    2.  The Statutes of the State of Nevada.

    3.  The Standing Rules of the Assembly and the Joint Standing Rules of the Senate and Assembly.

    4.  Mason’s Manual of Legislative Procedure.

Rule No. 101.  Reserved.

Rule No. 102.  Reserved.

Rule No. 103.  Reserved.

 


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B.  Bills

 

Rule No. 104.  Reserved.

Rule No. 105.  Substitute Bills.

    A substitute bill shall be deemed and held to be an amendment, and treated in all respects as such. However, a substitute bill may be amended after its adoption, in the same manner as if it were an original bill.

Rule No. 106.  Skeleton Bills.

    The introduction of skeleton bills is authorized [after the beginning of a session] when, in the opinion of the sponsor and the Legislative Counsel, the full drafting of the bill would entail extensive research or be of considerable length. A skeleton bill will be provided for purposes of introduction and committee referral. Such a bill will be a presentation of ideas or statements of purpose, sufficient in style and expression to enable the Legislature and the committee to which the bill may be referred to consider the substantive merits of the legislation proposed. [The committee, if it treats the skeleton bill favorably, shall then request the draft of a completed bill in such detail as would afford the committee the opportunity of considering the legislative ideas proposed in context with all their necessary ramifications.]

Rule No. 107.  Reserved.

Rule No. 108.  Reserved.

Rule No. 109.  Reading of Bills.

    The presiding officer shall announce at each reading of a bill whether it be the first, second or third reading. The first reading of a bill shall be for information. If there is objection, the question shall be, “Shall the bill be rejected?” If the question to reject fails to receive a majority vote by the members present, or if there is no objection, the bill shall take the proper course. No bill shall be referred to a committee until after the first reading, nor amended until after the second reading.

Rule No. 110.  Second Reading and Amendment of Bills.

    1.  All bills [shall] must be read the second time on the first legislative day after which they are reported by committee, unless a different day is designated by motion. Upon second reading, Assembly bills reported without amendments shall be placed on the General File and Senate bills reported without amendments shall be placed on the General File. Committee amendments reported with bills shall be considered upon their second reading, and such amendments may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present. Any amendment which is numbered, copied and made available to all members [shall] must be moved and voted upon by number unless any member moves that it be read in full. Assembly bills so amended [shall] must be reprinted, engrossed, and placed on the General File . [, and] Senate bills so amended [shall] must be reprinted, then engrossed or reengrossed, as applicable, and placed on the General File.

    2.  Any member may move to amend a bill during its second or third reading, and such a motion to amend may be adopted by a majority vote of the members present. Bills so amended on second reading [shall] must be treated the same as bills with committee amendments. Any bill so amended upon the General File [shall] must be reprinted and then engrossed or reengrossed, as applicable.


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    3.  The reprinting of amended bills may be dispensed with only in accordance with the provisions of law.

Rule No. 111.  Consent Calendar.

    1.  [On or before the 80th calendar day of a regular session, a] A standing committee may by unanimous vote of the members present report a bill with the recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The question of recommending a bill for the consent calendar may be voted upon in committee only after the bill has been recommended for passage and only if no amendment is recommended.

    2.  The Chief Clerk shall maintain a list of bills recommended for the consent calendar. The list must be printed in the daily history and must include the summary of each bill, and the date the bill is scheduled for consideration on final passage.

    3.  [Unless postponed by motion, the consent calendar must be considered on Monday and Thursday. A bill reported on Friday to Monday, inclusive, is eligible to be considered on the following Thursday; a bill reported on Tuesday to Thursday, inclusive, is eligible to be considered on the following Monday.

    4.]  At any time before the presiding officer calls for a vote on the passage of the consent calendar, a member may give written notice to the Chief Clerk or state orally from the floor of the Assembly in session that he objects to the inclusion of a particular bill on the consent calendar. If a member so objects, the Chief Clerk shall remove the bill from the consent calendar and transfer it to the second reading file. A bill removed from the consent calendar may not be restored to that calendar.

    [5.] 4.  During floor consideration of the consent calendar, members may ask questions and offer explanations relating to the respective bills.

    [6.] 5.  When the consent calendar is brought to a vote, the bills remaining on the consent calendar must be read by number and summary and the vote must be taken on their final passage as a group.

Rule No. 112.  Reserved.

Rule No. 113.  General File.

    All bills reported to the Assembly, by either standing or special committees, after receiving their second readings [shall] must be placed upon a General File, to be kept by the Chief Clerk. No bill shall be considered by the Assembly until the regular order of business shall have been gone through. Then bills shall be taken from the General File and acted upon in the order in which they were reported, unless otherwise specially ordered by the Assembly. But engrossed bills shall be placed at the head of the file, in the order in which they are received. The Chief Clerk shall post, in a conspicuous place in the chamber, a daily statement of the bills on the General File, setting forth the order in which they are filed, and specifying the alterations arising from the disposal of business each day. The Chief Clerk shall likewise post notices of special orders as made.

Rule No. 114.  Reserved.

Rule No. 115.  Reconsideration of Vote on Bill.

    On the first legislative day that the Assembly is in session succeeding that on which a final vote on any bill or resolution has been taken, a vote may be reconsidered on the motion of any member. Notice of intention to move such reconsideration [shall] must be given on the day on which [such] the final vote was taken by a member voting with the prevailing party.


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reconsideration [shall] must be given on the day on which [such] the final vote was taken by a member voting with the prevailing party. It [shall not be] is not in order for any member to move a reconsideration on the day on which [such] the final vote was taken, except by unanimous consent. [But there shall] There may be no reconsideration of a vote on a motion to indefinitely postpone. Motions to reconsider a vote upon amendments to any pending question may be made at once.

Rule No. 116.  Reserved.

Rule No. 117.  Reserved.

 

C.  Resolutions

 

Rule No. 118.  Treated as Bills—Joint Resolutions.

    The procedure of enacting joint resolutions [shall] must be identical to that of enacting bills. However, joint resolutions proposing amendments to the Constitution [shall] must be entered in the Journal in their entirety.

Rule No. 119.  Reserved.

Rule No. 120.  Order of Business.

    The Order of Business must be as follows:

    1.  [Roll Call.] Call to Order.

    2.  Reading and Approval of Journal.

    3.  Presentation of Petitions.

    4.  Reports of Standing Committees.

    5.  Reports of Select Committees.

    6.  Communications.

    7.  Messages from the Senate.

    8.  Motions, Resolutions and Notices.

    9.  Introduction, First Reading and Reference.

    10.  Consent Calendar.

    11.  Second Reading and Amendment.

    12.  General File and Third Reading.

    13.  Unfinished Business of Preceding Day.

    14.  Special Orders of the Day.

    15.  Remarks from the Floor, limited to 10 minutes.

Rule No. 121.  Reserved.

Rule No. 122.  Privileged Questions.

    Privileged questions [shall] have precedence of all others in the following order:

    1.  Motions to fix the time to which the Assembly shall adjourn.

    2.  Motions to adjourn.

    3.  Questions relating to the rights and privileges of the Assembly or any of its members.

    4.  A call of the House.

    5.  Motions for special orders.

Rule No. 123.  Privilege of Closing Debate.

    The author of a bill, resolution or a main question shall have the privilege of closing the debate, unless the previous question has been sustained.

Rule No. 124.  Reserved.

Rule No. 125.  Reserved.


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Rule No. 126.  Vetoed Bills.

    Bills which have passed both Houses of the Legislature and are transmitted to the Assembly accompanied by a message or statement of the Governor’s disapproval or veto of the same, [shall] must be taken up and considered immediately upon the coming in of the message transmitting the same, or [shall] become the subject of a special order . [, and when] When the message is received, or (if made a special order) when the special order is called, the said message or statement [shall] must be read together with the bill or bills so disapproved or vetoed . [; and the] The message and bill [shall] must be read by the Chief Clerk without interruption, consecutively, one following the other, and not upon separate occasions . [; and no] No such bill or message [shall] may be referred to any committee, or otherwise acted upon save as provided by law and custom; that is to say, that immediately following such reading the only question (except as hereinafter stated) which [shall] may be put by the Speaker is, “Shall the bill pass, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” It shall not be in order, at any time, to vote upon such a vetoed bill unless the same shall first have been read, from the first word of its title to and including the last word of its final section . [; and no motion shall] No motion may be entertained after the Speaker has stated the question, save a motion to adjourn or a motion for the previous question, but the merits of the bill itself may be debated. The message or statement containing the objections of the Governor to the bill [shall] must be entered upon the Journal of the Assembly. The consideration of a vetoed bill, and the objections of the Governor thereto, shall be a privileged question, and shall take precedence over all others.

Rule No. 127.  Reserved.

Rule No. 128.  Reserved.

 

The next rule is 140.

 

IX.  LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATIONS AND MISCELLANEOUS

 

Rule No. 140.  Compensation of Witnesses.

    Witnesses summoned to appear before the Assembly or any of its committees [shall] must be compensated as provided by law for witnesses required to attend in the courts of the State of Nevada.

Rule No. 141.  Use of the Assembly Chamber.

    The Assembly Chamber shall not be used for any public or private business other than legislative, except by permission of the Assembly.

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FILE NUMBER 7, ACR 1

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 1–Committee on
Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 7

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Adopting the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly for the 70th session of the Legislature.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly as amended by the 69th session are adopted, with the following changes, as the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly for the 70th session of the Legislature:

 

[COMMITTEES OF] CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

 

Rule No. 1.  [To Be Appointed by One House at Request of the Other.] Procedure Concerning.

    In every case of an amendment of a bill, or joint or concurrent resolution, agreed to in one House, dissented from in the other, and not receded from by the one making the amendment, each House shall appoint a committee to confer with a like committee to be appointed by the other; and the committee so appointed shall meet publicly at a convenient hour to be agreed upon by their respective chairmen and announced publicly, and shall confer upon the differences between the two Houses as indicated by the amendments made in one and rejected in the other and report as early as convenient the result of their conference to their respective Houses. The report shall be made available to all members of both Houses. The whole subject matter embraced in the bill or resolution shall be considered by the committee, and it may recommend recession by either House, new amendments, new bills or resolutions, or other changes as it sees fit. New bills or resolutions so reported shall be treated as amendments unless the bills or resolutions are composed entirely of original matter, in which case they shall receive the treatment required in the respective Houses for original bills, or resolutions, as the case may be.

    The report of a conference committee may be adopted by acclamation, and such action may be considered equivalent to the adoption of amendments embodied therein. The report is not subject to amendment. If either House refuses to adopt the report, or if the first conference committee has so recommended, a second conference committee may be appointed. No member who served on the first committee may be appointed to the second.

    There shall be but two [committees of] conference committees on any bill or resolution. A majority of the members of a [committee of] conference committee from each House must be members who voted for the passage of the bill or resolution.

MESSAGES

 

Rule No. 2.  Procedure Concerning.

    Proclamations by the Governor convening the Legislature in extra session shall, by direction of the presiding officer of each House, be read immediately after the convening thereof, filed and entered in full upon the Journal of proceedings.


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after the convening thereof, filed and entered in full upon the Journal of proceedings.

    Whenever a message from the Governor is received, the Sergeant at Arms will announce: “Mr. President, or Mr. Speaker, the Secretary of the Governor is at the bar.” The secretary will, upon being recognized by the presiding officer, announce: “Mr. President, or Mr. Speaker, a message from His Excellency, the Governor of Nevada, to the Honorable, the Senate or Assembly,” and hand same to the Sergeant at Arms for delivery to the Secretary of the Senate or Chief Clerk of the Assembly. The presiding officer will direct the biennial message of the Governor to be received and read, and all special messages to be received, read and entered in full upon the Journal of proceedings.

    Messages from the Senate to the Assembly shall be delivered by the Secretary or Assistant Secretary, and messages from the Assembly to the Senate shall be delivered by the Chief Clerk or Assistant Chief Clerk . [, who shall be announced by the doorkeeper, enter within the bar, announce and deliver his message.]

 

[BILLS] NOTICE OF FINAL ACTION

 

Rule No. 3.  Communications.

    Each House shall communicate its final action on any bill or resolution, or matter in which the other may be interested, [in writing, signed by the Secretary or Clerk of the House from which such notice is sent.] by written
 notice. Each such notice sent by the Senate must be signed by the Secretary of the Senate, or a person designated by the Secretary. Each such notice sent by the Assembly must be signed by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly, or a person designated by the Chief Clerk.

 

BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

 

Rule No. 4.  Signature.

    Each enrolled bill or joint resolution shall be presented to the presiding officers of both Houses for signature. They shall, after an announcement [is made] of their intention to do so [, sign it] is made in open session , sign the bill or joint resolution and their signatures shall be followed by those of the Secretary of the Senate and Chief Clerk of the Assembly.

Rule No. 5.  [Reserved.] Joint Sponsorship.

    1.  A bill or resolution introduced by a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly may, at the direction of the chairman of the committee, set forth the name of a standing committee of the other House as a joint sponsor, if a majority of all members appointed to the committee of the other House votes in favor of becoming a joint sponsor of the bill or resolution. The name of the committee joint sponsor must be set forth on the face of the bill or resolution immediately below the date on which the bill or resolution is introduced.


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    2.  A bill or resolution introduced by one or more legislators elected to one House may, at the direction of the legislator who brings the bill or resolution forward for introduction, set forth the names of one or more legislators who are members elected to the other House and who wish to be primary joint sponsors or non-primary joint sponsors of the bill or resolution. The number of primary joint sponsors must not exceed five per bill or resolution. The names of each primary joint sponsor and non-primary joint sponsor must be set forth on the face of the bill or resolution in the following order immediately below the date on which the bill or resolution is introduced:

    (a) The name of each primary joint sponsor, in the order indicated on the colored back of the introductory copy of the bill or resolution; and

    (b) The name of each non-primary joint sponsor, in alphabetical order.

    3.  The Legislative Counsel shall not cause to be printed the name of a standing committee as a joint sponsor on the face of a bill or resolution unless the chairman of the committee has signed his name next to the name of the committee on the colored back of the introductory copy of the bill or resolution that was submitted to the front desk of the House of origin or the statement required by subsection 5. The Legislative Counsel shall not cause to be printed the name of a legislator as a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor on the face of a bill or resolution unless the legislator has signed the colored back of the introductory copy of the bill or resolution that was submitted to the front desk of the House of origin or the statement required by subsection 5.

    4.  Upon introduction, any bill or resolution that sets forth the names of primary joint sponsors or non-primary joint sponsors, or both, must be numbered in the same numerical sequence as other bills and resolutions of the same House of origin are numbered.

    5.  Once a bill or resolution has been introduced, a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor may only be added or removed by amendment of the bill or resolution.  An amendment which proposes to add or remove a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor must not be considered by the House of origin of the amendment unless a statement requesting the addition or removal is attached to the copy of the amendment submitted to the front desk of the House of origin of the amendment. If the amendment proposes to add or remove a legislator as a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor, the statement must be signed by that legislator. If the amendment proposes to add or remove a standing committee as a joint sponsor, the statement must be signed by the chairman of the committee. A copy of the statement must be transmitted to the Legislative Counsel if the amendment is adopted.

    6.  An amendment that proposes to add or remove a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor may include additional proposals to change the substantive provisions of the bill or resolution or may be limited only to the proposal to add or remove a primary joint sponsor or non-primary joint sponsor.


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PRINTING

 

Rule No. 6.  Ordering and Distribution.

    Each House may order the printing of bills introduced, reports of its own committees, and other matter pertaining to that House only; but no other printing may be ordered except by a concurrent resolution passed by both Houses. Each Senator is entitled to the free distribution of four copies of each bill introduced in each House, and each Assemblyman to such a distribution of two copies. Additional copies of such bills may be distributed at a charge to the person to whom they are addressed. The amount charged for distribution of the additional copies must be determined by the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau to approximate the cost of handling and postage for the entire session.

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

Rule No. 7.  Types, Usage and Approval.

    1.  A joint resolution must be used to:

    (a) Propose an amendment to the Nevada constitution.

    (b) Ratify a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution.

    (c) Address the President of the United States, Congress, either House or any committee or member of Congress, any department or agency of the Federal Government, or any other state of the Union.

    2.  A concurrent resolution must be used to:

    (a) Amend these joint rules.

    (b) Request the return from the Governor of an enrolled bill for further consideration.

    (c) Resolve that the return of a bill from one House to the other House is necessary and appropriate.

    (d) Express facts, principles, opinion and purposes of the Senate and Assembly.

    (e) Establish a joint committee of the two Houses.

    (f) Direct the Legislative Commission to conduct an interim study.

    3.  A concurrent resolution or a resolution of one House may be used to:

    (a) Memorialize a former member of the Legislature or other notable or distinguished person upon his death.

    (b) Congratulate or commend any person or organization for a significant and meritorious accomplishment, but any request for drafting the resolution must be approved by the Senate Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations or the Assembly Committee on Elections , [and] Procedures , and Ethics before submission to the Legislative Counsel.

 

VETOES

 

Rule No. 8.  Special Order.

    Bills which have passed a previous Legislature, and which are transmitted to the Legislature next sitting, accompanied by a message or statement of the Governor’s disapproval, or veto of the same, shall become the subject of a special order; and when the special order for their consideration is reached and called, the said message or statement shall be read, together with the bill or bills so disposed or vetoed; and the message and bill shall be read in the Senate by the Secretary of the Senate and in the Assembly by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly, without interruption, consecutively, one following the other, and not upon separate occasions; and no such bill or message shall be referred to any committee, or otherwise acted upon, save as provided by law and custom; that is to say, that immediately following such reading the only question (except as hereinafter stated) which shall be put by the Chair is, “Shall the bill pass, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”


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and called, the said message or statement shall be read, together with the bill or bills so disposed or vetoed; and the message and bill shall be read in the Senate by the Secretary of the Senate and in the Assembly by the Chief Clerk of the Assembly, without interruption, consecutively, one following the other, and not upon separate occasions; and no such bill or message shall be referred to any committee, or otherwise acted upon, save as provided by law and custom; that is to say, that immediately following such reading the only question (except as hereinafter stated) which shall be put by the Chair is, “Shall the bill pass, notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” It shall not be in order, at any time, to vote upon such vetoed bill without the same shall have first been read, from the first word of its title to and including the last word of its final section; and no motion shall be entertained after the Chair has stated the question save a motion for “The previous question,” but the merits of the bill itself may be debated.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Rule No. 9.  Limitations and Calculation of Duration.

    1.  In calculating the permissible duration of an adjournment for 3 days or less, the day of adjournment must not be counted but the day of the next meeting must be counted, and Sunday must not be counted.

    2.  The Legislature may adjourn for more than 3 days by concurrent resolution. One or more such adjournments, for a total of not more than 20 days during any regular session, may be taken to permit standing committees, select committees or the Legislative Counsel Bureau to prepare the matters respectively entrusted to them for the consideration of the Legislature as a whole.

 

EXPENDITURES FROM THE LEGISLATIVE FUND

 

Rule No. 10.  Routine Expenses or Concurrent Resolution.

    Except for routine salary, travel, equipment and operating expenses, no expenditures shall be made from the Legislative Fund without the authority of a Concurrent Resolution regularly adopted by the Senate and Assembly.

 

LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION

 

Rule No. 11.  Membership and Organization.

    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 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 must be three, being equal to the membership of the majority party.


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    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.

    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.

    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.

 

[RECORDING] RECORDS OF COMMITTEE
PROCEEDINGS [ON AUDIO TAPE]

 

Rule No. 12.  Duties of Secretary of Committee and Director.

    1.  Each standing committee of the Legislature shall cause a record [on audio tape] to be made of the proceedings of its meetings.

    2.  The secretary of a standing committee shall:

    (a) Label each [tape] record with the date, time and place of the meeting and also indicate on the label the numerical sequence in which the [tape was recorded;] record was made;

    (b) Keep the [tapes] records in chronological order; and

    (c) Deposit the [tapes] records immediately following the final adjournment of any regular or special session of the Legislature with the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau.

    3.  The Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau shall:

    (a) Index the [tapes;] records;

    (b) Make the [tapes] records available for [listening] accessing by any person during office hours under such reasonable conditions as he may deem necessary;

    (c) Maintain a log as a public record containing the date, time, name and address of any person [listening to any tapes] accessing any of the records and identifying the [tapes listened to;] records accessed; and

    (d) Retain the [tapes] records for two bienniums and at the end of that period [dispose of the tapes] keep some form or copy of the record in any manner he deems reasonable [.] to ensure access to the record in the foreseeable future.

 


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3854 (File Number 7, ACR 1)ê

 

REAPPORTIONMENT

 

Rule No. 13.  Responsibility for Measures and Approval of Research Requests.

    The Committee on Government Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Elections , [and] Procedures , and Ethics 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.

 

LIMITATIONS ON INTRODUCTION AND REQUESTS FOR

DRAFTING OF LEGISLATIVE MEASURES

 

Rule No. 14.  Limitations on Drafting and Requirements for Introduction; Duplicative Measures; [Suspension of Rule.] Indication of Requester on Committee Introductions.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection [2, any request submitted, after a regular legislative session has convened, to the Legislative Counsel for the drafting of a bill or resolution will not be honored by the Legislative Counsel unless the request is approved by:

    (a) A two-thirds vote of the members present in the House where it is to be introduced; or

    (b) A standing committee of that House if the request was approved by two-thirds of all of the members of the committee before the request was submitted to the Legislative Counsel. A standing committee may only request the drafting of a bill or resolution or introduce a bill or resolution that is within the jurisdiction of the standing committee.

    2.  After] 5 and Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6, after a regular legislative session has convened, the Legislative Counsel shall honor , if submitted before 5 p.m. on the 8th calendar day of the legislative session, not more than [5] :

    (a) Two requests from each Assemblyman [and not more than 10] ; and

    (b) Four requests from each Senator ,

for the drafting of a bill or resolution . [which has not received the approval required by subsection 1.

    3.  After the first 10 calendar days of a regular legislative session, bills and joint resolutions may be introduced by:

    (a) Standing committees without consent.]

    2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 4 and 5 and Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6, after a regular legislative session has convened, the Legislative Counsel shall honor, if submitted before 5 p.m. on the 22nd calendar day of the legislative session, not more than 50 requests, in total, from the standing committees of each house. The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall, not later than the 1st calendar day of the legislative session, determine and provide the Legislative Counsel with a written list of the number of requests

for the drafting of a bill or resolution that may be submitted by each standing committee of their respective houses, within the limit provided by this subsection.
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for the drafting of a bill or resolution that may be submitted by each standing committee of their respective houses, within the limit provided by this subsection. The lists may be revised any time before the 22nd day of the legislative session to reallocate any unused requests or requests which were withdrawn before drafting began on the request.

    3.  A request for the drafting of a bill or resolution that is submitted by a standing committee pursuant to this section must be approved by a majority of all of the members appointed to the committee before the request is submitted to the Legislative Counsel.

    4.  A standing committee may only request the drafting of a bill or resolution or introduce a bill or resolution that is within the jurisdiction of the standing committee.

    5.  The Legislative Counsel shall not honor a request for the drafting of a bill or resolution submitted by a member or standing committee of the Senate or Assembly unless such information as is required to draft the measure is submitted to the Legislative Counsel with the request.

    6.  A measure introduced by a standing committee at the request of a legislator or organization must indicate the legislator or organization at whose request the measure was drafted.

    [(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4, a member who had requested the drafting of the bill or resolution by the Legislative Counsel before the 16th calendar day of the legislative session.

    4.] 7.  The following measures must be introduced by a standing committee:

    (a) Measures drafted at the request of agencies and officers of the executive branch of state government, local governments, the courts and other authorized nonlegislative requesters.

    (b) Measures requested by interim legislative studies.

    (c) Bills and joint resolutions requested by a standing committee, or by persons designated to request measures on behalf of a standing committee during the interim. Bills and joint resolutions requested by or on behalf of a standing committee must be introduced by that committee.

    [5.] 8.  Simple and concurrent resolutions requested by or on behalf of a standing committee may be introduced by an individual member.

    [6.] 9.  If two or more measures are being considered in the same house which are substantively duplicative, only the measure which has been assigned the lowest number for the purpose of establishing its priority in drafting may be considered, unless the measure with the lowest number is not introduced within 5 days after introduction of a measure with a higher number.

    [7.] 10.  A legislator may not change the subject matter of a request for a legislative measure after it has been submitted for drafting.

    [8.  Consent to suspend this rule may be given only by the affirmative vote of a majority of the members elected to the House where it is to be introduced, which must be entered in its Journal for that day, and the consent may apply to no more than one bill or resolution or request for drafting.]


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Rule No. 14.2.  Limitations on Time for Introduction of Legislation.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6:

    (a) Unless the provisions of paragraph (b) or (c) are applicable, a bill or resolution may only be introduced on or before:

         (1) The 10th calendar day following delivery of the introductory copy of the bill or resolution; or

         (2) The last day for introduction of the bill or resolution as required by paragraph (d),

whichever is earlier.

    (b) If a bill or resolution requires revision after the introductory copy has been delivered, such information as is required to draft the revision must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel before the 10th calendar day following delivery of the introductory copy of the bill or resolution. The revised bill or resolution may only be introduced on or before:

         (1) The 15th calendar day following delivery of the original introductory copy of the bill or resolution; or

         (2) The last day for introduction of the bill or resolution as required by paragraph (d),

whichever is earlier.

    (c) If the bill or resolution requires a second or subsequent revision, such information as is required to draft the revision must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel before the 15th calendar day following delivery of the original introductory copy of the bill or resolution. A bill or resolution revised pursuant to this subsection may only be introduced on or before:

         (1) The 20th calendar day following delivery of the original introductory copy of the bill or resolution; or

         (2) The last day for introduction of the bill or resolution as required by paragraph (d),

whichever is earlier.

    (d) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the last day for introduction of a bill or resolution that was requested by:

         (1) A legislator is the 43rd calendar day of the legislative session.

         (2) A standing or interim committee or other requester is the 50th calendar day of the legislative session.

    2.  The Legislative Counsel shall indicate on the face of the introductory copy of each bill and resolution the final date on which the bill or resolution may be introduced.

    3.  If the final date on which the bill or resolution may be introduced falls upon a day on which the House in which the bill or resolution is to be introduced is not in session, the bill or resolution may be introduced on the next day that the House is in session.

 


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SCHEDULE FOR ENACTMENT OF BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

Rule No. 14.3.  Final Dates for Action by Standing Committees and Houses; Final Date for Requesting Drafting of Reports for Conference Committees.

    Except as otherwise provided in Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6:

    1.  The final standing committee to which a bill or resolution is referred in its House of origin may only take action on the bill or resolution on or before the 68th calendar day of the legislative session. A bill or resolution may be re-referred after that date only to the Committee on Finance or the Committee on Ways and Means and only if the Fiscal Analysis Division has determined pursuant to subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.6 that the bill or joint resolution is exempt.

    2.  Final action on a bill or resolution may only be taken by the House of origin on or before the 78th calendar day of the legislative session.

    3.  The final standing committee to which a bill or resolution is referred in the second House may only take action on the bill or resolution on or before the 103rd calendar day of the legislative session. A bill or resolution may be re-referred after that date only to the Committee on Finance or the Committee on Ways and Means and only if the Fiscal Analysis Division has determined pursuant to subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.6 that the bill or joint resolution is exempt.

    4.  Final action on a bill or resolution may only be taken by the second House on or before the 110th calendar day of the legislative session.

    5.  Requests for the drafting of reports for Conference Committees must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel on or before the 118th calendar day of the legislative session.

Rule No. 14.4.  Emergency Requests.

    1.  After a legislative session has convened:

    (a) The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly may each submit to the Legislative Counsel, on his own behalf or on the behalf of another legislator or a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly, not more than five requests for the drafting of a bill or resolution.

    (b) The Minority Leader of the Senate and the Minority Leader of the Assembly may each submit to the Legislative Counsel, on his own behalf or on the behalf of another legislator or a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly, not more than two requests for the drafting of a bill or resolution.

    2.  A request submitted pursuant to subsection 1:

    (a) May be submitted at any time during the legislative session and is not subject to any of the provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 and Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.


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    (b) Is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other requests for the drafting of a bill or resolution that are authorized to be submitted to the Legislative Counsel by the Majority Leader of the Senate, Speaker of the Assembly, Minority Leader of the Senate or Minority Leader of the Assembly.

    3.  The list of requests for the preparation of legislative measures prepared pursuant to NRS 218.2475 must include the phrase “EMERGENCY REQUEST OF” and state the title of the person who requested the bill or resolution for each bill or resolution requested pursuant to this rule. If the request was made on behalf of another legislator or a standing committee, the list must also include the name of the legislator or standing committee on whose behalf the bill or resolution was requested.

    4.  The Legislative Counsel shall cause to be printed on the face of the introductory copy of all reprints of each bill or resolution requested pursuant to this rule the phrase “EMERGENCY REQUEST OF” and state the title of the person who requested the bill or resolution.

Rule No. 14.5.  Waivers.

    1.  At the request of a legislator or a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly, subsection 1 or 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 or any of the provisions of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3, or any combination thereof, may be waived by the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly, acting jointly, at any time during a legislative session. A request for a waiver submitted by a standing committee must be approved by a majority of all members appointed to the committee before the request is submitted to the Majority Leader and the Speaker.

    2.  A waiver granted pursuant to subsection 1:

    (a) Must be in writing, executed on a form provided by the Legislative Counsel, and signed by the Majority Leader and the Speaker.

    (b) Must indicate the date on which the waiver is granted.

    (c) Must indicate the legislator or standing committee on whose behalf the waiver is being granted.

    (d) Must include the bill or resolution number for which the waiver is granted or indicate that the Legislative Counsel is authorized to accept and honor a request for a new bill or resolution.

    (e) Must indicate the provisions to which the waiver applies.

    (f) May include the conditions under which the bill or resolution for which the waiver is being granted must be introduced and processed.

    3.  The Legislative Counsel shall not honor a request for the drafting of a new bill or resolution for which a waiver is granted pursuant to this rule unless such information as is required to draft the bill or resolution is submitted to the Legislative Counsel within 2 calendar days after the date on which the waiver is granted.

    4.  Upon the receipt of a written waiver granted pursuant to this rule, the Legislative Counsel shall transmit a copy of the waiver to the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the Assembly. The notice that a waiver has been granted for an existing bill or resolution must be read on the floor and entered in the journal, and a notation that the waiver was granted must be included as a part of the history of the bill or resolution on the next practicable legislative day.


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be included as a part of the history of the bill or resolution on the next practicable legislative day. A notation that a waiver was granted authorizing a new bill or resolution must be included as a part of the history of the bill or resolution after introduction.

    5.  The Legislative Counsel shall secure the original copy of the waiver to the official cover of the bill or resolution.

Rule No. 14.6.  Exemptions.

    1.  Upon request of the draft by or referral to the Senate Finance Committee or the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, a bill or resolution which has been determined by the Fiscal Analysis Division to:

    (a) Contain an appropriation;

    (b) Authorize the expenditure by a state agency of sums not appropriated from the state general fund or the state highway fund;

    (c) Create or increase any significant fiscal liability of the state; or

    (d) Significantly decrease any revenue of the state,

is exempt from the provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 and Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3. The Fiscal Analysis Division shall give notice to the Legislative Counsel to cause to be printed on the face of the bill or resolution the term “exempt” for any bills and resolutions requested by the Senate Finance Committee or Assembly Committee on Ways and Means that have been determined to be exempt and shall give written notice to the Legislative Counsel, Secretary of the Senate and Chief Clerk of the Assembly of any bill or resolution which is determined to be exempt after it is printed. A notation of each exemption granted after the bill or resolution was printed must be included as a part of the history of the bill or resolution on the next practicable legislative day. The term “exempt” must be printed on the face of all subsequent reprints of the bill or resolution.

    2.  All of the provisions of Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14, 14.2 and 14.3 apply to a bill or resolution until it is determined to be exempt pursuant to subsection 1. A bill or resolution determined to be exempt does not lose the exemption regardless of subsequent actions taken by the Legislature.

    3.  A cumulative list of all bills and resolutions determined to be exempt after being printed must be maintained and printed in the back of the list of requests for the preparation of legislative measures prepared pursuant to NRS 218.2475.

    4.  The provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 and Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3 do not apply to:

    (a) A bill or resolution required to carry out the business of the Legislature.

    (b) A resolution requiring an interim study.

    (c) A resolution to memorialize a former member of the Legislature or other notable or distinguished person.

    (d) A resolution to congratulate or commend any person or organization for a significant and meritorious accomplishment.


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Rule No. 14.7.  Amendments.

    1.  The Legislative Counsel shall not honor a request for the drafting of an amendment to a bill or resolution if the subject matter of the amendment is independent of, and not specifically related and properly connected to, the subject that is expressed in the title of the bill or resolution.

    2.  For the purposes of this Rule, an amendment is independent of, and not specifically related and properly connected to, the subject that is expressed in the title of a bill or resolution if the amendment relates only to the general, single subject that is expressed in that Title and not to the specific whole subject matter embraced in the bill or resolution.

    3.  This Rule must be narrowly construed to carry out the purposes for which it was adopted which is to ensure the effectiveness of the limitations set forth in Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14, 14.2 and 14.3.

 

CONTINUATION OF LEADERSHIP OF THE SENATE

AND ASSEMBLY DURING THE INTERIM

BETWEEN SESSIONS

 

Rule No. 15.  Tenure and Performance of Statutory Duties.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 2 and 3, the tenure of the President pro Tem, Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker, Speaker pro Tem, Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the Assembly extends during the interim between regular sessions of the Legislature.

    2.  The Senators designated to be the President pro Tem, Majority Leader and Minority Leader for the next succeeding regular session shall perform any statutory duty required in the period between the time of their designation after the general election and the organization of the next succeeding regular session of the Legislature if the Senator formerly holding the respective position is no longer a Legislator.

    3.  The Assemblymen designated to be the Speaker, Speaker pro Tem, Majority Leader and Minority Leader for the next succeeding regular session shall perform any statutory duty required in the period between the time of their designation after the general election and the organization of the next succeeding regular session.

 

[TIME LIMITATIONS ON] INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION

REQUESTED BY STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

Rule No. 16.  Delivery of Bill Drafts Requested by State Agencies and Local Governments . [; Limitation on Time for Introduction.]

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, on the first legislative day, the Legislative Counsel shall randomly deliver, in equal amounts, all legislative measures drafted at the request of any state agency or department or any local government to the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly for consideration for introduction.


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or any local government to the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly for consideration for introduction. [Bill drafts delivered pursuant to this subsection may not be introduced after the 15th legislative day.]

    2.  Any legislative measure properly requested in accordance with NRS 218.241 and 218.245 by any state agency or department or any local government which has not been drafted before the first legislative day must, upon completion, be immediately and randomly delivered, in equal amounts, by the Legislative Counsel to the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly for consideration for introduction. [Bill drafts delivered pursuant to this subsection may be introduced only during the 15 legislative days following delivery.]

 

DATE OF FIRST JOINT BUDGET HEARING

 

Rule No. 17.  Requirement.

    The first joint meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and the Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means to consider the budgets of the agencies of the state must be held on or before the 92nd calendar day of the regular session.

 

CRITERIA FOR REVIEWING BILLS THAT REQUIRE POLICIES

OF HEALTH INSURANCE TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR

CERTAIN TREATMENT OR SERVICES

 

Rule No. 18.  Topics of Consideration.

    Any standing committee of the Senate or Assembly to which a bill is referred requiring a policy of health insurance delivered or issued for delivery in this state to provide coverage for any treatment or service shall review the bill giving consideration to:

    1.  The level of public demand for the treatment or service for which coverage is required and the extent to which such coverage is needed in this state;

    2.  The extent to which coverage for the treatment or service is currently available;

    3.  The extent to which the required coverage may increase or decrease the cost of the treatment or service;

    4.  The effect the required coverage will have on the cost of obtaining policies of health insurance in this state;

    5.  The effect the required coverage will have on the cost of health care provided in this state; and

    6.  Such other considerations as are necessary to determine the fiscal and social impact of requiring coverage for the treatment or service.

 


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INTERIM FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES

 

Rule No. 19.  Date for Reporting.

    Each legislative committee that adopted any findings or recommendations during the interim since the last regular session of the Legislature shall, no later than the 14th calendar day of the regular session, inform interested members of the Senate and Assembly of those findings and recommendations.

 

POLICY AND PROCEDURES REGARDING
SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Rule No. 20.  Maintenance of Working Environment; Procedure for Filing, Investigating and Taking Remedial Action on Complaints.

    1.  The Legislature hereby declares its intention to maintain a working environment which is free from sexual harassment. This policy applies to all legislators [, lobbyists, legislative interns and employees of the Legislature, including supervisors and coworkers.] and lobbyists. Each member [, lobbyist, legislative intern and employee of the Legislature] and lobbyist is responsible to conduct himself or herself in a manner which will ensure that others are able to work in such an environment.

    2.  [For] In accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, for the purposes of this rule, “sexual harassment” means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature [, including, but not limited to:] when:

    (a) Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person’s employment;

    (b) Submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting the person; or

    (c) Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

    3.  Each person subject to these rules must exercise his own good judgment to avoid engaging in conduct that may be perceived by others as sexual harassment. The following noninclusive list provides illustrations of conduct that the Legislature deems to be inappropriate:

    (a) Verbal conduct such as epithets, derogatory comments, slurs or unwanted sexual advances, invitations or comments;

    (b) Visual conduct such as derogatory posters, photography, cartoons, drawings or gestures;

    (c) Physical conduct such as unwanted touching, blocking normal movement or interfering with the work directed at a person because of his sex;

    (d) Threats and demands to submit to sexual requests to keep a person’s job or avoid some other loss, and offers of employment benefits in return for sexual favors; and


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    (e) Retaliation for opposing, reporting or threatening to report sexual harassment, or for participating in an investigation, proceeding or hearing conducted by the Legislature or the Nevada Equal Rights Commission or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,

when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of a person’s employment or submission to or rejection of such conduct by a person is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting the person or such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a person’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.

    [3.] 4.  A person may have a claim of sexual harassment even if he has not lost a job or some other economic benefit. Conduct that impairs a person’s ability to work or his emotional well-being at work constitutes sexual harassment.

    [4.  If a person]

    5.  If a legislator believes he is being sexually harassed on the job, he may file a written complaint with:

    (a) The Speaker of the Assembly ; [, if the complaint involves the conduct of a member, legislative intern or employee of the Assembly or a lobbyist;]

    (b) The Majority Leader of the Senate ; [, if the complaint involves the conduct of a member, legislative intern or employee of the Senate or a lobbyist;] or

    (c) The Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, if the complaint involves the conduct of the Speaker of the Assembly or the Majority Leader of the Senate.

The complaint must include the details of the incident or incidents, the names of the persons involved and the names of any witnesses.

    [5.] 6.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection [6,] 7, the Speaker of the Assembly or the Majority Leader of the Senate, as appropriate, shall refer a complaint [against a member, legislative intern or employee of a certain House] received pursuant to subsection 5 to a committee consisting of legislators of the same House. A complaint against a lobbyist may be referred to a committee in either House.

    [6.] 7.  If the complaint involves the conduct of the Speaker of the Assembly or the Majority Leader of the Senate, the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau shall refer the complaint to the Committee on Elections , [and] Procedures , and Ethics of the Assembly or the Committee on Legislative Affairs and Operations of the Senate, as appropriate. If the Speaker of the Assembly or the Majority Leader of the Senate is a member of one of these committees, the Speaker or the Majority Leader, as the case may be, shall not participate in the investigation and resolution of the complaint

    [7.] 8.  The committee to which the complaint is referred shall immediately conduct a confidential and discreet investigation of the complaint. As a part of the investigation, the committee shall notify the accused of the allegations. The committee shall facilitate a meeting between the complainant and the accused to allow a discussion of the matter, if both agree. If the parties do not agree to such a meeting, the committee shall .request statements regarding the complaint from each of the parties.


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request statements regarding the complaint from each of the parties. Either party may request a hearing before the committee. The committee shall make its determination and inform the complainant and the accused of its determination as soon as practicable after it has completed its investigation.

    [8.] 9.  If the investigation reveals that sexual harassment has occurred, the Legislature will take appropriate disciplinary or remedial action [against the member, lobbyist, legislative intern or employee which is commensurate with the severity of the offense.] , or both. The committee shall inform the complainant of any action taken . [against the member, lobbyist, legislative intern or employee.] The Legislature will also take any action necessary to deter any future harassment.

    [9.] 10.  The Legislature will not retaliate against a person who files a complaint and will not knowingly permit any retaliation by the person’s supervisors or coworkers.

    [10.] 11.  The Legislature encourages a person to report any incident of sexual harassment immediately so that the complaint can be quickly and fairly resolved.

    [11.] 12.  Action taken by a complainant pursuant to this rule does not prohibit the complainant from also filing a complaint of sexual harassment with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    13.  All legislators and lobbyists are responsible for adhering to the provisions of this policy. The prohibitions against engaging in sexual harassment and the protections against becoming a victim of sexual harassment set forth in this policy apply to employees, legislators, lobbyists, vendors, contractors, customers and visitors to the Legislature.

    14.  This policy does not create any enforceable legal rights in any person.

 

VOTE ON GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL

 

Rule No. 21.  Waiting Period Between Introduction and Final Passage.

    A period of at least 24 hours must elapse between the introduction of the general appropriation bill and a vote on its final passage by its house of origin.

USE OF LOCK BOXES BY STATE AGENCIES

 

Rule No. 22.  Duties of Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means.

    To expedite the deposit of state revenue, the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and the Assembly Standing Committee on Ways and Means shall, when reviewing the proposed budget of a state agency which collects state revenue, require if practicable, the agency to deposit revenue that it has received within 24 hours after receipt. The committees shall allow such agencies to deposit the revenue directly or contract with a service to deposit the revenue within the specified period.

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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3865ê

 

FILE NUMBER 8, SJR 4

Senate Joint Resolution No. 4–Senators James, Porter, Titus, Rawson, Carlton, Amodei, Care, Coffin, Mathews, McGinness, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Perkins, Buckley, Cegavske, Gibbons, Williams, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Carpenter, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany and Von Tobel

 

FILE NUMBER 8

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION—Urging the Congress of the United States not to enact the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999.

 

    Whereas, Few environmental challenges have proven more daunting than the problems posed by high-level nuclear waste; and

    Whereas, The proposed Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999 is a disastrous response to these problems and if enacted would attack state authority, create massive taxpayer liabilities and unwisely require an “interim” storage facility for high-level nuclear waste which would directly threaten the environment; and

    Whereas, By requiring construction of an “interim” storage facility at the Nevada Test Site, the proposed Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999 would require the unprecedented shipment of high-level nuclear waste through 43 states endangering the lives of fifty million American citizens who live within one-half mile of the proposed transportation routes; and

    Whereas, Although there is the expectation that high-level nuclear waste at reactors will eventually have to be moved, the provisions of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999 exacerbate the risk of this dangerous activity; and

    Whereas, Despite the serious flaws with the proposed Yucca Mountain site, studies are being conducted to determine whether the site is capable of hosting a permanent repository for high-level nuclear waste, but if enacted, the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999 would prejudice those studies by explicitly revoking federal regulations that establish guidelines for determining the suitability of the site; and

    Whereas, Upon the revocation of such regulations, requirements for establishing the characteristics of the site, such as the time it takes for water to travel and climactic stability, would be eliminated, thereby undermining the integrity of any determination regarding the suitability of the site for the storage of high-level nuclear waste; and

    Whereas, A major cause for concern in designating the Nevada Test Site as the “interim” storage facility is the high seismic activity that has been taking place in the area, including seven earthquakes just last month at 3.0 or greater with three jolts recorded at a magnitude of between 4.3 and 4.7 that struck at the eastern edge of the site; and


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3866 (File Number 8, SJR 4)ê

 

    Whereas, Geologists have expressed concern over this seismic activity stating that these recent earthquakes are part of a swarm of tremblors that have occurred along the Rock Valley Fault zone, including a 5.8 magnitude quake on June 29, 1992, at Little Skull Mountain, which knocked out windows, cracked walls and brought down ceiling panels at a fields operations center approximately 12 miles from the site of the proposed repository; and

    Whereas, Federal law directs the Environmental Protection Agency to enact regulations to protect the environment from repository radiation releases, but the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999 prohibits all efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out this responsibility; and

    Whereas, The reality is that the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999 would create a single performance standard that would allow annual radiation exposures of up to 100 millirems to an average member of the surrounding population, a level four times the amount allowed by regulation for storage facilities; and

    Whereas, The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999 contains broad preemptions for environmental legislation including a provision stating that any state or local law that is “inconsistent” with the requirements of the proposed Act is preempted; and

    Whereas, This proposed Act does not allow the Environmental Impact Statement to question the size, need or timing of any “interim” storage facility nor does it allow any questions relating to alternative locations or design criteria; and

    Whereas, The proposed “interim” storage facility site will have a capacity of 40,000 MTUs which is sufficient space to store all of today’s commercial nuclear waste and the license is to be a 100-year renewable license which suggests that this proposed “interim” storage facility is expected to become permanent; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby urge the Congress of the United States not to enact the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1999, H.R. 45; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature is opposed to any further consideration of the use of the Nevada Test Site as a national site for the disposal of high-level nuclear waste; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer 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 becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3867ê

 

FILE NUMBER 9, SCR 7

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 7–Senators Wiener, Care,
McGinness, Porter, Titus and Washington

 

FILE NUMBER 9

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commending the Board of County Commissioners of Clark County and its Neighborhood Justice Center for the success of the Peer Mediation Program.

 

    Whereas, All pupils, teachers and other school staff deserve a learning and working environment that is safe and free from unacceptable behavior by pupils, including violence and other activity that is disruptive of the academic process; and

    Whereas, During one 12-month period in 1997-1998, this Nation was shocked when children opened fire on school grounds resulting in the tragic loss of lives and needless injury in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oregon and Pennsylvania; and

    Whereas, The public schools in this state are increasingly reporting incidents of violence and other unacceptable behavior by pupils on school grounds, including violence against staff and other pupils and the possession of dangerous weapons; and

    Whereas, In 1991 the Board of County Commissioners of Clark County established a Neighborhood Justice Center within its Department of Social Services to assist residents of Clark County in resolving conflicts by providing a forum for the impartial mediation of disputes and offering referrals to appropriate services; and

    Whereas, In 1992, the Neighborhood Justice Center began its Peer Mediation Program, which is a form of alternative dispute resolution that uses specially chosen pupils who are trained in mediation skills to facilitate communication among pupils who are involved in a dispute and help the pupils reach a solution to the dispute that is mutually acceptable; and

    Whereas, In 1992, the Peer Mediation Program was offered in 2 schools of the Clark County School District and has since been expanded into 57 schools; and

    Whereas, Since the inception of the Peer Mediation Program, 7,660 disputes have gone through peer mediation, with a 90 percent rate of success at resolving conflicts; and

    Whereas, The Peer Mediation Program teaches pupils valuable life skills, including communication skills, critical thinking skills and problem-solving skills which pupils can use not only in the school setting but at home and in the community; and

    Whereas, When children resolve their own conflicts without resorting to violence they learn to take responsibility for their own actions as well as gain confidence in their ability to help themselves; and

    Whereas, In recent years, many other schools throughout the Nation have also developed peer mediation programs to assist pupils in resolving conflicts without resorting to violence, including schools in Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, New York, Oregon and California; and


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3868 (File Number 9, SCR 7)ê

 

    Whereas, With the success of the Peer Mediation Program in resolving conflicts at school in a manner that is peaceable and mutually acceptable, both pupils and educational personnel can concentrate on the importance of academics free from the worry that disruptive acts of violence may occur on school grounds at any time; and

    Whereas, The Neighborhood Justice Center also offers the Culture of Peace Program, which is deigned to teach juveniles and adults how to reduce prejudice and resolve conflicts; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature commend the Board of County Commissioners of Clark County and its Neighborhood Justice Center for their dedication to the success of the Peer Mediation Program; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of Clark County and to the Clark County Social Service Neighborhood Justice Center.

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FILE NUMBER 10, SCR 10

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 10–Senators Neal, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 10

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commemorating African-American History Month.

 

    Whereas, African-American History Month will be celebrated in Nevada throughout the month of February; and

    Whereas, During this month, Nevadans will have an opportunity to become aware of the influence of African-Americans on the history of Nevada; and

    Whereas, Although African-Americans have made significant contributions to the development of the State of Nevada, little significant study has been accomplished in the area of western African-American history, especially in Nevada; and

    Whereas, When the West was first settled, African-Americans, although legally free and legally citizens, were nevertheless effectively disenfranchised throughout many states and subjected to various types of discrimination and segregation, legal and extralegal, throughout most of the other states; and

    Whereas, The small but active population of African-American settlers in northern Nevada included Benjamin Palmer, who purchased his freedom from slavery and moved to the Carson Valley where he became a successful cattle rancher on his 400 acres, and James P. Beckwourth, who operated a ranch in the Sierra Valley and after whom a mountain pass north of Reno is named; and


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3869 (File Number 10, SCR 10)ê

 

    Whereas, In southern Nevada, Lorenzo and Dow Barton, two brothers who settled in Caliente in 1857, were responsible for the early development of this town; and

    Whereas, African-Americans in this state have a long and active history of protesting against racial prejudice and social injustice through writing, community organization and oration and have had among their leaders people such as the Reverend Bill Stevens of Las Vegas, who, in the 1940’s went daily to restaurants that discriminated against African-Americans to attempt to order a meal or a cup of coffee, and Alice Smith, who founded the Reno-Sparks branch of the NAACP in 1945 and organized many religious and community activities throughout her life; and

    Whereas, History has demonstrated that the African-American residents of Nevada have maintained a solid social, religious and cultural identity while aggressively asserting rights to legal and educational equality; and

    Whereas, While there continues to be a need to acknowledge the importance of minorities in both the history and future of this state, our recognition and observance of African-American History Month is a step in that direction; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the month of February is hereby designated African-American History Month; and be it further

    Resolved, That the residents of this state are encouraged to join in this observance and celebration of the history of African-Americans in the United States and especially in the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 11, ACR 18

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 18–Assemblymen Hettrick, Cegavske, Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 11

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Nevada Legislator and engineer Max J. Bennett.

 

    Whereas, The members of this legislative body note with regret the sad passing of former Nevada Legislator Max J. Bennett on September 19, 1998; and

    Whereas, Max Bennett was born in the town of Duncan, Oklahoma, on July 10, 1952; and


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3870 (File Number 11, ACR 18)ê

 

    Whereas, Max Bennett attended East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in mathematics and in physics; and

    Whereas, After moving to Nevada, Max Bennett joined the Clark County Republican Party Central Committee, served on its Executive Committee and was honored in 1994 with the Clark County GOP “Leadership Award”; and

    Whereas, In 1994, Max Bennett was elected to the Nevada Legislature to represent Assembly District No. 14; and

    Whereas, During Max Bennett’s term in the 68th session of the Nevada Legislature, he received praise for his sincerity and hard work as a member of the Assembly Standing Committees on Education and on Government Affairs, in addition to his service as a Vice Chairman on the Assembly Standing Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining; and

    Whereas, One of Max Bennett’s special interests was working with the Department of Education’s Educational Outreach Program; and

    Whereas, Former Assemblyman Max Bennett is survived by two daughters, Nicole of Biloxi, Mississippi, and Jennifer of Las Vegas, a son, Matthew, of Blanchard, Oklahoma, his father, Jack Sr., of San Antonio, Texas, and a brother, Jack Jr., of Countyline, Oklahoma; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of Max J. Bennett; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Max Bennett’s children, Nicole, Jennifer and Matthew.

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FILE NUMBER 12, AR 4

Assembly Resolution No. 4–Committee on
Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 12

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of additional attachés.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Kenneth P. Beaton, Sr., Bonnie Compton, Crystal Jennings, Millicent Jorgenson, Valerie Valdez and Linda Ann Young are elected as additional attachés of the Assembly for the 70th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3871ê

 

FILE NUMBER 13, SCR 12

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 12–Senators Porter, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsor: Assemblywoman Segerblom

 

FILE NUMBER 13

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Designating February 22, 1999, as “Boulder City Day” at the Nevada Legislature.

 

    Whereas, The Boulder Canyon Project and the construction of the Hoover Dam was the most significant American public works project of this century; and

    Whereas, Boulder City was the town created to house over 4,000 workers who built Hoover Dam; and

    Whereas, Boulder City appears on the National Register as a historic place worthy of recognition and preservation for its significant contribution to the State of Nevada and our Nation’s heritage; and

    Whereas, The unique inception of Boulder City is still reflected today through its controlled growth policy and commitment to enhancing the quality of life of its residents; and

    Whereas, The dedication of the residents of Boulder City to the best interests of the State of Nevada is evidenced by their participation in governmental issues and is reflected by a high voter turnout at elections; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That February 22, 1999, is hereby designated as “Boulder City Day” at the Nevada Legislature to commemorate the contributions of the pioneers of Boulder City in the construction of the Hoover Dam and for the continuing dedication of its residents to the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Robert Ferraro, Mayor of Boulder City.

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FILE NUMBER 14, AR 5

Assembly Resolution No. 5–Committee on Elections,
Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 14

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION—Providing for the appointment of additional attachés.

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That Penny Brock, Lori Fitzgerald, Kelly McVey and Nanita K. Moore are elected as additional attachés of the Assembly for the 70th session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3872ê

 

FILE NUMBER 15, AJR 8

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 8–Committee on
Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 15

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION—Expressing support for the development of SPACEPORT NEVADA and other commercial activities at the Nevada Test Site and commending the Nevada Congressional Delegation for its continued support of the Nevada Test Site Development Corporation.

 

    Whereas, For many years the residents of the State of Nevada have contributed to the national security of the United States through their support of the Nevada Test Site; and

    Whereas, Many sacrifices were made by the residents of the State of Nevada which contributed to the victory of the United States in the Cold War through the technologies which were developed and advanced at the Nevada Test Site; and

    Whereas, In appreciation of these sacrifices, any new commercial uses of the Nevada Test Site authorized by the United States Department of Energy must benefit the residents of the State of Nevada through new employment opportunities, development of high technology industries and jobs, and economic diversification; and

    Whereas, The Nevada Test Site Development Corporation, a nonprofit, community-based organization representative of business, finance, education, government and concerned residents of this state, was created as a community reuse organization to support and sponsor new economic development projects at the Nevada Test Site; and

    Whereas, The mission of the Nevada Test Site Development Corporation is to promote and encourage economic diversification through the development of science and technology in the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The growth of science and technology in this state would be enhanced by the creation of a commercial aerospace industry in the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The commercial aerospace industry has indicated to the Nevada Test Site Development Corporation a need for the development of a spaceport that would provide an appropriate environment to test proposed launch vehicles with reusable capabilities; and

    Whereas, On August 18, 1997, former Secretary of Energy Federico Peña signed an Economic Development Use Permit with the Nevada Test Site Development Corporation that allows aerospace activities in certain areas of the Nevada Test Site; and

    Whereas, Kistler Aerospace has signed an agreement with the Nevada Test Site Development Corporation to site their launch and recovery operation in the State of Nevada and other aerospace companies including VentureStar have expressed an interest in using the Nevada Test Site for commercial aerospace operation; and

    Whereas, Because of this interest and requirements for the development of aerospace technologies, the Nevada Test Site Development Corporation created SPACEPORT NEVADA to facilitate aerospace activities at the Nevada Test Site; and


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3873 (File Number 15, AJR 8)ê

 

    Whereas, On August 19, 1998, former Governor Bob Miller stated in support of SPACEPORT NEVADA that “This effort will prove a great benefit for all Nevadans”; and

    Whereas, Governor Kenny Guinn recently was quoted as saying “SPACEPORT NEVADA will launch Nevada into the new millennium by creating the types of jobs our school children will need in the future”; and

    Whereas, SPACEPORT NEVADA will work cooperatively with industry leaders to form cooperative ventures that will provide comprehensive support for its aerospace customers including Kistler Aerospace today and VentureStar and others tomorrow; and

    Whereas, SPACEPORT NEVADA will provide various launch services that will encourage and attract other aerospace activities including businesses involved in the manufacturing industry for aerospace technology; and

    Whereas, SPACEPORT NEVADA will advance the State of Nevada to the next plateau in economic development by creating high-value jobs that will strengthen the economy, improve the standard of living, elevate the quality of education and create a new high-tech industry in this state; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commend the efforts of the 60-member Board of Directors of the Nevada Test Site Development Corporation for their support and encouragement in the development of SPACEPORT NEVADA; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature further commends the efforts of the Nevada Test Site Development Corporation in obtaining a spaceport operator’s license from the Federal Aviation Administration and for its efforts in making SPACEPORT NEVADA the location for commercial aerospace operations; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature hereby commends the Nevada Congressional Delegation, consisting of Senators Harry Reid and Richard Bryan and Congressman Jim Gibbons and Congresswoman Shelly Berkley, for its vision and continued support of the Nevada Test Site Development Corporation’s SPACEPORT NEVADA; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Governor Kenny Guinn and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3874ê

 

FILE NUMBER 16, ACR 22

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 22–Assemblymen Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 16

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Recognizing March 2, 1999, as “Read Across America” Day in Nevada in commemoration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

 

    Whereas, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts; and

    Whereas, Theodor Seuss Geisel graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925 and began writing humorous articles and creating cartoons for various magazines; and

    Whereas, His first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected by 43 publishers until, in 1937, a friend published the book for him; and

    Whereas, In May of 1954, Life magazine published a report concerning illiteracy among school children, stating that, among other things, children were having trouble learning to read because the books were boring; and

    Whereas, This comment inspired Theodor Seuss Geisel’s publisher, Bennett Cerf, to compile a list of 400 words that he felt were important, asking Mr. Geisel to cut the list to 250 words, the amount of words a first grader could absorb, and using only those words to write a book that would excite children; and

    Whereas, Nine months later, Mr. Geisel, using 220 of the words given to him, published The Cat in the Hat, which became an instant success; and

    Whereas, Later in 1960, Bennett Cerf bet Mr. Geisel $50 that he couldn’t write an entire book using only 50 words and from that challenge came the famous children’s book, Green Eggs and Ham, which also became an instant success; and

    Whereas, From that point on, Theodor Seuss Geisel became known as “Dr. Seuss,” and children became enthused about reading every Dr. Seuss book available; and

    Whereas, Dr. Seuss died on September 24, 1991, but his legacy of children’s books will live forever as an inspiration to children everywhere to learn to read and to share in the laughter, enjoyment and knowledge that a book can provide; and

    Whereas, In honor of Dr. Seuss and the joy of reading, the National Education Association has designated March 2, 1999, as “Read Across America” day and has called upon every child to read with a caring adult on this day in honor of what would have been Dr. Seuss’s 95th birthday; now, therefore, be it


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3875 (File Number 16, ACR 22)ê

 

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That March 2, 1999, is hereby recognized as “Read Across America” Day in Nevada in commemoration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday; and be it further

    Resolved, That children and adults are encouraged to read a favorite book together on this date to share the joy of reading; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Elaine Lancaster, President of the Nevada State Education Association, and Ken Lange, Executive Director of the Nevada State Education Association.

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FILE NUMBER 17, SCR 17

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Senators Washington, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 17

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commending the Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Program for its dedicated service and support to various law enforcement agencies in the Truckee Meadows and to the residents of Nevada.

 

    Whereas, The Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Program is a nonprofit corporation supported by private donations that is dedicated to providing assistance to local law enforcement agencies and the residents of Nevada with various tasks, including, responding to emergencies, counseling, pastoral services and other means of support; and

    Whereas, Before being certified as a member of the program, local chaplains and ministers must complete a comprehensive 140-hour training program at a Law Enforcement Chaplain Academy that provides training related to law enforcement as well as training in chaplain ministry skills including critical incident stress, death notifications, post-trauma syndrome and officer burn-out; and

    Whereas, Since the inaugural class of the first Law Enforcement Chaplain Academy in Nevada graduated in 1996, the members of the Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy have provided thousands of hours of service to local law enforcement agencies and to the residents of Nevada; and

    Whereas, During the flood of 1997, the Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy provided over 310 hours of invaluable service by assisting law enforcement officers in emergency response and by providing food, shelter and counseling for flood victims; and

    Whereas, At the Sierra Chemical plant explosion in January 1998, the Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy were the first emergency response service on the scene, immediately assessing the need for law enforcement personnel, fire service personnel and emergency medical service, and in addition provided 7 days and more than 200 hours of assistance by providing food, shelter and counseling to families and victims of the tragedy; and


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3876 (File Number 17, SCR 17)ê

 

    Whereas, The Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy also provided emergency response services in other times of crisis in the Truckee Meadows, such as the plane crash at Pine Middle School, the propane truck explosion in the vicinity of McCarran Boulevard and Mayberry Street, the gasoline tanker accident at McCarran Boulevard and Pembroke Street, and at the tour bus accident on Interstate Highway No. 80; and

    Whereas, In addition to emergency response services, the Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy provides extensive nonemergency services, such as funerals, weddings of law enforcement personnel, and counseling of law enforcement personnel and civilians.

    Whereas, In 1998 the 12-member staff of the Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy invested over 5,400 hours of total service to law enforcement agencies and the residents of Nevada; and

    Whereas, In its short existence, the Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy has become an invaluable service and integral part of the community in the Truckee Meadows area; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th Session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commend the Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy for its extensive service and dedication to law enforcement agencies and to the community at large in the Truckee Meadows area; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Senior Chaplain of the Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, Chaplain Tim O’Shea.

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FILE NUMBER 18, SCR 18

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 18–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 18

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Senator Jack Regan of Las Vegas.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Legislature of the State of Nevada note with profound sorrow the recent death of Jack Regan on January 21, 1999; and

    Whereas, Jack Regan was born on February 2, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois; and

    Whereas, After graduating from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree, Jack Regan served his country as a member of the submarine service of the United States Navy; and

    Whereas, Jack Regan served during three legislative sessions as an Assemblyman from 1989 to 1993 and was elected to the Senate in 1994 where he served as Senate Minority Whip during both the 1995 and 1997 legislative sessions; and


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3877 (File Number 18, SCR 18)ê

 

    Whereas, As a Nevada Legislator, Senator Regan was one of the major forces behind the establishment of a veterans’ home in Southern Nevada; and

    Whereas, Senator Regan was active in the community as a founder and board member of the Las Vegas affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, founder and past President of the Jaycees Senior Citizens Mobile Home Park, past board member and Vice President of the North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Trailblazers, past Treasurer of the Las Vegas Kentucky Colonels, member of Oasis Masonic Lodge #41, F & AM, past member of the Metropolitan Police Excess Force Board, past Chairman of the National Trade, Travel and Tourism Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange, past member of the Task Force for Developmental Disabilities, past district Director and national Treasurer of the National Council for Community Relations, and executive board member and past Vice Chairman of the National Conference of State Legislatures; and

    Whereas, Senator Regan was also past President of the Thunderbird Chapter of the American Air Force Association, member of the Civilian Military Council of Nellis Air Force Base, honorary member of the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, and was an honorary United States Air Force Thunderbird and an honorary United States Air Force Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter); and

    Whereas, Senator Regan was recognized by several organizations, including being designated the “Lion of the Year” by the Las Vegas Host Lions Club in 1978, receiving the Paragon Award from the National Council of Community Relations in 1987 and being designated as the “Legislator of the Year” in 1996 by the American Legislative Exchange; and

    Whereas, Senator Regan dedicated many tireless hours serving his community and this state, and his kindness and generosity will be sorely missed by his fellow legislators and the many friends he acquired throughout his life; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature extend their heartfelt sympathy and sincere condolences to Jack Regan’s loving wife Rosemary Regan, to his sisters, Donna Carter of Easton, Massachusetts, and Pella Cooling of Chatham, Massachusetts, and to Jack Regan’s many friends whose lives were brightened by his wonderful sense of humor and compassion for life; and be it further

    Resolved, That with the passing of Senator Jack Regan, his fellow legislators have lost a colleague who will long be remembered with the highest regard and respect; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Rosemary Regan.

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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3878ê

 

FILE NUMBER 19, ACR 2

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 2–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 19

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Encouraging the Administrative Office of the Courts to improve the use of technology in the judicial system and to develop consistent accounting procedures for the courts in this state.

 

    Whereas, The Legislative Auditor of the Legislative Counsel Bureau submitted a report of the judicial branch of government in 1995 entitled “State of Nevada, Judicial Branch of Government, Administrative Oversight of the State Court System”; and

    Whereas, The 1995 Audit Report found that the various courts in the State of Nevada use different methods to classify, record and distribute fines collected from citations issued by the Nevada Highway Patrol; and

    Whereas, The 1995 Audit Report further found that many courts in this state had not established adequate internal accounting controls for collecting, recording and depositing fines; and

    Whereas, Courts using different methods to classify, record and distribute fines and employing inadequate internal accounting controls result in inaccurate audits and difficulty in accessing court information; and

    Whereas, Improving the technology used by courts in the State of Nevada, including, without limitation, establishing a minimum standard of technology in every court in this state, and establishing standardization of and consistency in accounting procedures used by courts in the State of Nevada will improve judicial administration, improve the rate of collections, facilitate accurate audits, ensure timely and equal access to accurate court information and maintain the integrity and credibility of the judiciary; and

    Whereas, The Administrative Office of the Courts has the duty, under the direction of the Supreme Court, to develop procedures for accounting and internal auditing for the various courts in the State of Nevada, and to make recommendations for the improvement of the administrative procedures used by the various courts in this state; and

    Whereas, The Administrative Office of the Courts recently assessed the technological resources, abilities and needs in each court in the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The Administrative Office of the Courts has established minimum accounting standards for the Justices’ and Municipal Courts in the State of Nevada to standardize accounting practices used by the courts in this state; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature hereby encourages the Administrative Office of the Courts to identify and carry out in a timely manner specific projects designed to improve the use of technology in the judicial system, including, without limitation, the development of minimum standards of technology, and the development of effective collection policies, procedures and support systems, and to continue to explore new ways to improve the technology used by the various courts in this state; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the Administrative Office of the Courts is hereby encouraged to assist and encourage all courts in this state to use consistent accounting procedures, including, without limitation, using the minimum accounting standards that were established by the Administrative Office of the Courts, assisting courts in the State of Nevada to develop effective procedures for classifying, recording and distributing fines and fees collected, and continuing to assess other means for improving the accounting procedures used by the courts in this state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

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FILE NUMBER 20, ACR 28

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Committee on
Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 20

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commending the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners for 100 years of dedicated service ensuring that the residents of the State of Nevada receive quality medical care.

 

    Whereas, The Nevada Legislature created the Board of Medical Examiners by statute enacted on March 15, 1899; and

    Whereas, The Board of Medical Examiners has served the residents of the State of Nevada for 100 years, fulfilling its legislative mandate to ensure, as far as possible, that only competent persons practice medicine in the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The Board of Medical Examiners recommended, and the Nevada Legislature enacted, a major revision to chapter 630 of the Nevada Revised Statutes in 1985, creating a modern medical practice act which is a model for the nation; and

    Whereas, The Board of Medical Examiners has performed its duties in protecting the public health, safety and welfare of its residents as a self-funded regulatory agency of the State of Nevada, at no expense to the taxpayers for 100 years; and

    Whereas, The present Board of Medical Examiners, composed of nine members, including six physicians and three members of the public, who are all appointed by the Governor, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Board of Medical Examiners on March 15, 1999; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature do hereby congratulate and commend the Board of Medical Examiners for providing 100 years of dedicated service ensuring that the residents of the State of Nevada receive quality medical care; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Governor Kenny C. Guinn and Arne D. Rosencrantz, President of the Board of Medical Examiners.

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FILE NUMBER 21, SCR 20

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 20–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Neighbors, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 21

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the American Legion and designating March 13 through March 19, 1999, as American Legion Week in Nevada.

 

    Whereas, The American Legion, an organization of wartime veterans united by a common bond of continued service to God and country, was founded in 1919, shortly after the end of World War I; and

    Whereas, The American Legion was instrumental in convening the first National Flag Conference in 1923 where representatives from various patriotic organizations drafted the U.S. Flag Code, a set of guidelines for civilian flag courtesy, later adopted by Congress in 1942; and

    Whereas, The American Legion is a national organization comprised of nearly 3 million men and women who have served their country with honor during one of the wars of the 20th century; and

    Whereas, In Nevada, the American Legion presently has more than 9,000 members; and

    Whereas, By giving meaningful service in conjunction with the theme “Still Serving America,” Legionnaires have made significant contributions to American thought and deed; and

    Whereas, Endeavors of the American Legion, which strengthen our freedom and perpetuate our free institutions, characterize this gigantic fraternity of service as one of the great bulwarks of the American way of life; and

    Whereas, One of the strongest beliefs of the American Legion is that education is the first requisite of good citizenship and the cornerstone upon which rests the future of this nation; and

    Whereas, Because of this belief, the American Legion founded National Education Week in 1921 and for the last 50 years has published the leading sourcebook for scholarships and financial aid entitled “Need A Lift?”; and

    Whereas, To further assist young men and women in continuing their education beyond high school, local American Legion Posts gave more than $3.6 million in scholarships during 1995-96; and


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3881 (File Number 21, SCR 20)ê

 

    Whereas, The American Legion has achieved its position of high esteem through programs of service to communities, states and our nation, including sponsorship of Nevada Boys’ State, scouting troops and high school oratorical contests, as well as many programs of service to veterans; and

    Whereas, Such programs have become an integral part of the lives of the youth and veterans in Nevada; and

    Whereas, This year the American Legion will observe the 80th anniversary of its founding from March 15 through March 17, 1999; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commemorate the American Legion on its 80th anniversary as a national and state organization and designate the week of March 13 through March 19, 1999, as American Legion Week in Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the American Legion is hereby commended for its support and efforts on behalf of the youth and veterans nationally and in Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Pat Burch, Commander of the Department of Nevada of the American Legion and Harold L. “Butch” Miller, National Commander of The American Legion.

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FILE NUMBER 22, AJR 5

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 5–Assemblyman Manendo

 

FILE NUMBER 22

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION—Urging Congress to enact legislation to provide for the payment of lump sums to persons who have received lower social security benefits because of the year in which they initially became eligible for such benefits.

 

    Whereas, The provisions set forth in 42 U.S.C. § 415 for determining the primary insurance amount of a person receiving social security were amended in 1977 by Public Law 95-216; and

    Whereas, Those amendments resulted in disparate benefits according to when a person initially becomes eligible for benefits; and

    Whereas, Persons who were born during the years 1917 to 1926, inclusive, and who are commonly referred to as “notch babies,” receive lower benefits than persons who were born before that time; and

    Whereas, The payment of benefits under the social security system is not based on need or other considerations related to welfare, but on a program of insurance based on contributions by a person and his employer; and

    Whereas, During the 105th session of Congress, H.R. 3008 and S. 2003 were introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate, respectively, to provide compensation for the inequities in the payment of social security benefits to persons based on the year in which they initially become eligible for such benefits, but no action has been taken on such legislation; and

    Whereas, The discrimination between persons receiving benefits is contrary to the principles of justice and fairness; now, therefore, be it


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    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That Congress is hereby urged to enact legislation that provides for the payment of lump sums to persons who became eligible for social security benefits after 1981 and before 1992 and have received lower benefits as a result of the changes in the computation of benefits enacted by Public Law 95-216, as compensation for the reduced benefits they have been paid; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as presiding officer 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 becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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FILE NUMBER 23, SJR 2

Senate Joint Resolution No. 2–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 23

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION—Expressing the support of the Nevada Legislature for an amendment to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to require the identification, mapping and recognition of certain rights of way across land administered by the Federal Government.

 

    Whereas, Many rights of way that cross public lands administered by the Federal Government were granted pursuant to the authority of section 8 of the Act of July 26, 1866, 14 Stat. 253, formerly codified as Section 2477 of the Revised Statutes; and

    Whereas, Congress explicitly recognized the continued validity of such rights of way in subsection (a) of section 701 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976; and

    Whereas, The Bureau of Land Management has failed to recognize the validity of such rights of way; and

    Whereas, The costs for a person individually to file a lawsuit to identify and establish such a right of way are prohibitive; and

    Whereas, The Nevada Miners and Prospectors Association has proposed an amendment to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976; and

    Whereas, Pursuant to the amendment, the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture would be required to contract with each state that has enacted legislation recognizing the status of such rights of way, to provide for the identification and mapping of such rights of way within its borders; and

    Whereas, Pursuant to the amendment, the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture would be required to recognize the validity of such rights of way for all purposes under federal law; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature hereby express their support for the amendment to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 proposed by the Nevada Miners and Prospectors Association; and be it further


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3883 (File Number 23, SJR 2)ê

 

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Resources, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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FILE NUMBER 24, SJR 13

Senate Joint Resolution No. 13–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 24

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION—Urging the President and the Congress of the United States to support the participation of Taiwan of the Republic of China in the World Health Organization.

 

    Whereas, Good health is a basic right for every citizen of the world and access to the highest standards of health information and services is necessary to help guarantee this right; and

    Whereas, Participation in international health programs is crucial to world health as the potential for the spread of various infectious diseases increases proportionately with the increase in world trade and travel; and

    Whereas, The World Health Organization set forth in the first chapter of its charter the objective of attaining the highest possible level of health for all people; and

    Whereas, In 1977, the World Health Organization established “Health for all by the year 2000” as its overriding priority and reaffirmed that commitment in 1995 with the initiation of its “Health for All” renewal process; and

    Whereas, This country’s population of 21 million is larger than three-quarters of the member states already in the World Health Organization and Taiwan shares the noble goals of the organization; and

    Whereas, The achievements of Taiwan in the field of health are substantial, including one of the highest life expectancy levels in Asia, maternal and infant mortality rates comparable to those of western countries, the eradication of such infectious diseases as cholera, smallpox and the plague and the first country in the world to provide children with free hepatitis B vaccinations; and

    Whereas, Before its loss of membership in the World Health Organization in 1972, Taiwan sent specialists to serve in other member countries on countless health projects and its health experts held key positions in the organization, all to the benefit of the entire Pacific region; and


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    Whereas, Presently, this remarkable country is not allowed to participate in any forums and workshops organized by the World Health Organization concerning the latest technologies in the diagnosis, monitoring and control of diseases; and

    Whereas, In recent years, the government and the expert scientists and doctors in the field of medicine of Taiwan have expressed a willingness to assist financially or technically in international aid and health activities supported by the World Health Organization, but these offers have ultimately been refused; and

    Whereas, According to the constitution of the World Health Organization, Taiwan does not fulfill the criteria for membership; and

    Whereas, Because the World Health Organization does not allow observers to participate in the activities of the organization and considering all of the benefits that such participation would bring, it is in the best interests of all persons in this World that Taiwan be admitted to the World Health Organization; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby urge President Clinton and the Congress of the United States to support all efforts made by Taiwan of the Republic of China to gain meaningful participation in the World Health Organization; and be it further

    Resolved, That the policy of the United States should include the pursuit of an initiative in the World Health Organization that would ensure such participation; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the President of the United States, the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, the World Health Organization, the Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco and each member of the Nevada Congressional Delegation; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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FILE NUMBER 25, ACR 17

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 17–Assemblymen Chowning, Ohrenschall, Parks, de Braga, Hettrick, Giunchigliani, Dini, Perkins, Evans, Arberry, Cegavske, Beers, Parnell, Freeman, Bache, Neighbors, Von Tobel, Lee, Segerblom, Gibbons, Thomas, Goldwater and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 25

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Expressing support for programs and policies that encourage the residents of the State of Nevada to master the English language and other languages.

 

    Whereas, The English language is the most widely used language in the area of finance, trade, technology, diplomacy and entertainment, and is the living library of the last 100 years of scientific and technological advances; and

    Whereas, There are more persons who speak English as a second language in the world than there are native speakers of English, and the numerous schools that teach English around the world demonstrate that the English language is soon to become the prevalent language used throughout the world; and

    Whereas, According to the 1990 decennial census, 94 percent of the citizens of the United States speak English; and

    Whereas, It is universally accepted that a common language promotes unity and fosters better communication; and

    Whereas, During the 20th century a renaissance in cultural assertiveness around the world has developed, and the more interdependent nations have become economically, the more interested the nations are in preserving and sharing cultural identities; and

    Whereas, Many American Indian languages are indigenous to the United States and should be preserved, encouraged and utilized, as these languages were used during World War II when the Navajo Code Talkers created a code that could not be broken by the Japanese or the Germans; and

    Whereas, Knowledge of the different languages existing in today’s world enhances competitiveness and growth in world trade and promotes economic expansion by the creation of regional trading blocs such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; and

    Whereas, A skilled labor force is crucial to the competitiveness of the State of Nevada in today’s national and global economy, and a knowledge of foreign languages enhances communication and diplomatic efforts by fostering greater communication and understanding between nations and can promote a greater understanding between different ethnic and racial groups within the United States; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature do hereby:

    1.  Support and encourage Nevadans to master the English language and other languages;


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    2.  Recognize the importance of English as the unifying language of the United States and the importance of English fluency for citizens who desire to succeed in American society;

    3.  Recognize that a command of the English language is a critical component of the success and productivity of the children in Nevada and should be encouraged at all ages;

    4.  Recognize that a skilled labor force is crucial to Nevada’s competitiveness in a global economy and the ability to speak one or more languages in addition to English is a significant skill;

    5.  Recognize that knowledge of the Spanish language, in particular, is vital for building future cultural and economic bridges to Latin America; and

    6.  Support educational programs designed to teach English as well as other foreign languages; and be it further

    Resolved, That the residents of the State of Nevada are hereby encouraged to take advantage of all educational opportunities to realize their potential in the mastery of the English language and other languages.

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FILE NUMBER 26, SCR 21

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Humke, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 26

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing distinguished educator, Edward Ward Van Gorder.

 

    Whereas, The people of the State of Nevada suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Edward Ward Van Gorder on December 9, 1997; and

    Whereas, Edward Van Gorder was born in Ithaca, New York, on January 24, 1926, to Walter and Bessie Van Gorder; and

    Whereas, Ed Van Gorder graduated from Ithaca High School in 1944 and attended Ithaca College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Physical Education, and a Master’s Degree in 1957; and

    Whereas, Ed Van Gorder was employed by Reno School District No. 10 in September 1948 as a teacher and coach and served 15 years as a coach, science teacher and counselor at B.D. Billinghurst Junior High School; and

    Whereas, Ed Van Gorder received counseling and administration certificates after attending the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1962 until 1966 and in 1963 was appointed Principal of Hunter Lake Elementary School in Reno where he served until his retirement in 1984; and


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    Whereas, After his retirement, Ed Van Gorder was elected to the Board of School Trustees of the Washoe County School District in 1984 and was re-elected in 1992, serving as President, Vice President and Clerk; and

    Whereas, Ed Van Gorder was a member of the National Association of Elementary Principals and the Nevada Association of School Administrators; and

    Whereas, This dedicated public servant was also active in civic organizations including the B.P.O. Elks Lodge, Optimist Club, Reno Board of Realtors, Nevada Association of School Boards and was a life member of the Parent-Teacher Association; and

    Whereas, Ed Van Gorder received numerous awards throughout his life recognizing him for his contributions to education including the Award of Excellence from the Hunter Lake PTA, Washoe County Teachers Association Dedicated Performance Award, Nevada Association of School Boards Meritorious Service Award, ROTC High Schools’ Leadership Excellence Award, Sierra Council PTA Award and the Optimist International Award; and

    Whereas, The love and respect that Ed Van Gorder received from his students was expressed simply by District Court Judge Charles McGee who was quoted as saying, “For hundreds of us who came to the hardwood floors of the old Billinghurst gym, for those who came there and received our first lessons in life and discipline and laughter, for us Ed Van Gorder was just ‘coach.’”; and

    Whereas, Ed Van Gorder is survived by his wife Jan and sons Bill Whitney of Reno and Robert Van Gorder of Fairfax, Virginia, daughters Kristi Van Gorder of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Cathy Heemansen of Moraga, California, Victoria Wilson and Cynthia Hanlon, both of Los Angeles, California, brother Melvin Van Gorder of Ithaca, New York, six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That Edward Ward Van Gorder will forever be remembered with highest regard by residents of this state and the many pupils who benefited from his dedication and commitment to education; and be it further

    Resolved, That the members of this body express their deepest sympathies and extend their sincere condolences to Edward Ward Van Gorder’s beloved wife Jan and family; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Jan Van Gorder.

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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3888ê

 

FILE NUMBER 27, ACR 34

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 34–Committee on
Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 27

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Requesting the return to the Assembly from the Governor’s office of Assembly Bill No. 108 of this session.

 

    Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 108 of this session has passed both houses of the 70th session of the Legislature, has been enrolled and delivered to the Governor; and

    Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 108 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 Assembly Bill No. 108 of this session to the Assembly for further consideration.; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Governor Kenny C. Guinn as soon as practicable.

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FILE NUMBER 28, ACR 33

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 33–Assemblymen Marvel, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Jacobsen, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 28

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Assemblyman Louis W. Bergevin.

 

    Whereas, Nevadans were deeply grieved to learn of the death of Louis W. Bergevin on February 19, 1998; and

    Whereas, Lou Bergevin was born on June 22, 1922, in the old brick hospital on Main Street in Gardnerville and remained a life-long Douglas County resident; and

    Whereas, After attending Gardnerville Grammar School and Douglas County High School, Lou Bergevin studied mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno; and

    Whereas, Lou Bergevin served in the United States Army Air Force ordnance department for 6 years from 1941 to 1946 and was overseas for 3 1/2 years; and


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    Whereas, During his esteemed career in public service, Lou Bergevin served as a member and past President of the Douglas County School Board, as a member of the Nevada State Board of Education for 11 years presiding as President from 1961 to 1970 and as a member of the Nevada Tax Commission from 1970 to 1974; and

    Whereas, Lou Bergevin received the Cattleman of the Year award in 1971 and was President of the Nevada Cattleman’s Association from 1978 to 1979; and

    Whereas, Lou Bergevin served for 14 years as an Assemblyman from 1979 to 1992, participating in seven regular and three special sessions; and

    Whereas, During his tenure as an Assemblyman, Lou Bergevin was a member of the Taxation Committee, Chairman of the Committee on Government Affairs in 1985, Chairman of the Legislative Commission in 1985 and 1986, served as Minority Floor Leader for the 1987 and 1989 legislative sessions and Minority Whip for the 1991 legislative session; and

    Whereas, While serving the State of Nevada as an Assemblyman, Lou Bergevin wrote and helped develop tax measures that protected veterans and senior citizens and urged the passage of a law that required residential construction taxes to be used in the neighborhoods where they were collected; and

    Whereas, After his years as an Assemblyman, Lou Bergevin and his wife, Luetta Dressler Bergevin, worked together managing the Fred Dressler Ranch, one of Nevada’s largest ranching operations owned by the Dressler family; and

    Whereas, Assemblyman Lou Bergevin is survived by his wife, Luetta, son, Lee Bergevin of Sparks, daughter, Jeanne Russell of Carson City, sister, Lillian, five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature offer their sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Louis W. Bergevin; and be it further

    Resolved, That Lou Bergevin will long be remembered by his friends in the Nevada Legislature for his wisdom and leadership ability as he helped guide this legislative body through major changes in the Nevada tax system; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Lou Bergevin’s beloved wife, Luetta, and to his children, Lee Bergevin and Jeanne Russell.

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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3890ê

 

FILE NUMBER 29, SCR 24

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 24–Senators Rawson, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 29

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Honoring Chinese journalist Gao Yu.

 

    Whereas, Gao Yu, a well-known Chinese journalist, was one of the first intellectuals to support students at Tiananmen Square in China; and

    Whereas, In 1989, Gao Yu was involved in mediation between students and the authorities in China during the pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square and was one of the first intellectuals to be detained; and

    Whereas, In October, 1993, Gao Yu was apprehended by the Beijing State Security 2 days before she was due to leave China for a fellowship at Columbia University in New York; and

    Whereas, This outstanding 52-year-old woman was not allowed to have representation by her attorneys, her husband was not notified of her apprehension and the verdict of spying and illegally providing state secrets in articles for a Hong Kong magazine which was entered in November 1994, caused her to receive a sentence of 6 years in prison; and

    Whereas, While the information reportedly obtained by Gao Yu may have been confidential, there is no indication or evidence in the court verdict that it concerned matters of national security; and

    Whereas, In her appeal to the Beijing Higher People’s Court, Gao Yu maintained that her detention and trial were political and stated that the contents of the documents which she was accused of leaking did not contain state secrets; and

    Whereas, During this period in detention, Gao Yu is reported to have developed heart and kidney conditions, from which she is said to be still suffering; and

    Whereas, Because of Gao Yu’s serious medical conditions, she was recently released from prison, but continues to be on parole; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature do hereby honor Gao Yu for her courage and determination to fight for the ideals of democracy; and be it further

    Resolved, That Las Vegas entertainers Malu-Lani and Maka-Koa are hereby commended for their support of Gao Yu which they continue to demonstrate by dedicating one song to Gao Yu at most of their performances; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Malu-Lani and Maka-Koa.

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FILE NUMBER 30, SCR 25

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 25–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 30

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Congratulating Dr. Wallace S. Broecker for being selected as the recipient of the Nevada Medal given by the Desert Research Institute and sponsored by Nevada Bell Shareholders.

 

    Whereas, Scientists have made extraordinary advances in understanding the critical role that ocean currents play in the earth’s climate; and

    Whereas, Dr. Wallace S. Broecker is renowned for making major contributions to the understanding of climate change and global warming through his research into global ocean currents and ocean chemical cycles; and

    Whereas, After receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia University in 1953, Dr. Broecker received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1958; and

    Whereas, Dr. Broecker has held professorships at Columbia University throughout his career and is presently the Newberry Professor of Geological Sciences at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; and

    Whereas, Dr. Broecker has pioneered techniques in understanding chemical changes in the ocean and atmosphere and is widely acclaimed for his work in paleoclimatology, ocean chemistry, ocean circulation and environmental sciences; and

    Whereas, Dr. Broecker has been a leading voice warning of the potential danger of increased greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere and has spearheaded efforts to use Biosphere 2 as a laboratory to test the potential effects of greenhouse gases on ecosystems; and

    Whereas, Dr. Broecker was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1979 and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1976; and

    Whereas, Dr. Broecker’s many achievements have garnered him much-deserved praise and have earned him numerous honors and awards, including the prestigious Blue Planet Prize and the nation’s highest scientific award, the National Medal of Science; and

    Whereas, The Nevada Medal is an honor conferred by the Desert Research Institute of the University and Community College System of Nevada in recognition of outstanding scientific, engineering and technical achievements; and


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    Whereas, The Nevada Medal is sponsored by Nevada Bell, a member of the SBC Corporation and provider of a variety of telecommunication services to Nevada; and

    Whereas, Dr. Broecker’s achievements and continuing contributions in the field of global environmental research have been recognized, and he is being honored this year as the recipient of the Nevada Medal, which includes a $10,000 prize; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature hereby congratulate Dr. Wallace S. Broecker for being named the recipient of the 1999 Nevada Medal given by the Desert Research Institute; and be it further

    Resolved, That Nevada Bell is hereby commended for its continued sponsorship of this medal, which offers well-deserved recognition to persons who have demonstrated outstanding scientific, engineering and technical achievements; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Dr. Wallace S. Broecker.

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FILE NUMBER 31, ACR 38

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 38–Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 31

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Designating March 23, 1999, as Nevada Diabetes Awareness Day.

 

    Whereas, Diabetes is a common, serious and costly disease that poses a major health problem to the residents of the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, It is estimated that the population of this state will double in the next 20 years and much of the current and future economic burden of diabetes can be averted through increased awareness about the disease and known preventative measures; and

    Whereas, In 1994, for diabetes patients in this state, the direct cost of medical care and the indirect cost of lost productivity and premature mortality totaled a staggering $567 million; and


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    Whereas, The State of Nevada is helping to fight this disease through the Nevada Diabetes Council which is the advisory board to the Nevada State Diabetes Control Program established in 1996 by the Center for Disease Control; and

    Whereas, For the first time ever, opportunity exists to create positive programs through collaborative efforts to reduce the cost and incidence of this debilitating illness; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That March 23, 1999, is hereby designated as Nevada Diabetes Awareness Day; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature hereby commends the Nevada Diabetes Council for the informative services that it provides to the residents of the State of Nevada relating to diabetes; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Mylan Hawkins, Executive Director of the Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults and David Govaker, M.D., Chairman of the Nevada Diabetes Council.

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FILE NUMBER 32, ACR 39

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 39–Assemblymen Parks, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 32

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Designating March 24, 1999, as HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in the State of Nevada.

 

    Whereas, The residents of the State of Nevada are its most precious resource, and all Nevadans are an integral part of the communities of this state and make a valuable contribution to society as a whole; and

    Whereas, Nevada ranks 17th in the nation in reported cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS); and

    Whereas, Young persons under the age of 25 years represent one-half of all new infections from exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States; and

    Whereas, The future of this state lies in its young residents, and the benefit of having young Nevadans continue in the work force with additional years of earning potential and other sociological contributions is incalculable; and


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    Whereas, Among persons between the ages of 25 and 44 years, HIV/AIDS is the second leading cause of death; and

    Whereas, In 1997, there were 8,086 children under the age of 13 years infected; and

    Whereas, Women now account for 16 percent of all cases of AIDS; and

    Whereas, Female adolescents and young women under the age of 25 years are at an even higher risk for HIV infection; and

    Whereas, At the end of 1997, Nevada had the highest incidence of AIDS in the western states for both men and women, even higher than the rate of incidence in California; and

    Whereas, In 1997 and 1998, deaths in Nevada attributed to AIDS declined primarily because of the heroic efforts of scientists, health care professionals and persons living with HIV/AIDS; and

    Whereas, Patients respond best to therapy early in the course of their HIV infection when they are still healthy and able to work; and

    Whereas, Research related to AIDS has resulted in new treatments that are prolonging the lives of many Nevadans living with the disease, and although the cost of such drug therapy is high, these dollars are more than compensated for by shorter hospital stays and decreased outpatient care costs; and

    Whereas, The AIDS epidemic is far from over, with new infections in Nevada every year, and in the absence of a cure or vaccine, education is the only defense against this disease; and

    Whereas, The observance of HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an opportunity to enhance tolerance, increase compassion and promote understanding of persons infected with HIV/AIDS while communicating information about the prevention of this epidemic; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby designate March 24, 1999, as HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature recognizes the debilitating effects of HIV/AIDS on the residents of Nevada and their families and supports the efforts of those local, state and community-based agencies that are endeavoring to reduce the occurrences of HIV/AIDS among Nevadans.

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FILE NUMBER 33, SR 4

Senate Resolution No. 4–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 33

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Inducting Wilson McGowan into the Senate Hall of Fame.

 

    Whereas, The Senate of the Legislature of the State of Nevada has established a Senate Hall of Fame whose members are selected by leadership from former state Senators who have served with distinction with exemplary contributions to the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, Senator Wilson McGowan proudly represented Pershing County in the Nevada Senate for six regular sessions and four special sessions from 1957 through 1966 serving as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committees on Interstate Cooperation, Agriculture and Irrigation, and Finance; and

    Whereas, Senator McGowan sponsored important legislation that addressed various agricultural issues, appropriated money for the construction of public hospitals and for underground water studies, and he was instrumental in acquiring the Marlette Lake water system for the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Senator Wilson McGowan, a native Nevadan who served this state honorably, is hereby inducted into the Senate Hall of Fame of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 34, SR 5

Senate Resolution No. 5–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 34

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Inducting Thomas R. C. “Spike” Wilson II into the Senate Hall of Fame.

 

    Whereas, The Senate of the Legislature of the State of Nevada has established a Senate Hall of Fame whose members are selected by leadership from former state Senators who have served with distinction with exemplary contributions to the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, As a representative of Washoe County, Senator Thomas R. C. “Spike” Wilson II was a highly respected member of the Senate for 16 years serving in leadership for 10 years, with 8 years as Assistant Majority Floor Leader and 2 years as President Pro Tempore; and


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    Whereas, In 1979, Senator Wilson initiated a major revision of the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact and led the negotiations with key legislators from California, resulting in passage of the Compact by the Nevada Legislature and ratification by the Congress of the United States; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Thomas R. C. “Spike” Wilson II, a man admired by persons throughout the State of Nevada for his honesty, integrity and service to this state, is hereby inducted into the Senate Hall of Fame of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 35, ACR 21

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 21–Assemblymen Collins, Beers, Anderson, Cegavske, Hettrick, Nolan, Brower, Leslie, Evans, Goldwater, Thomas, Carpenter, Segerblom, Gibbons, Berman, Neighbors, Lee, Buckley, Bache, Humke, Manendo, Parnell, de Braga, Freeman, Parks, Giunchigliani, Tiffany, Koivisto, McClain, Gustavson, Perkins, Price, Mortenson, Claborn, Arberry, Chowning, Ohrenschall, Marvel and Angle

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Porter, McGinness, Neal, James, Coffin, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Jacobsen, Mathews, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 35

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Declaring the last week of June as Nevada Amateur Radio Week in Nevada.

 

    Whereas, When an emergency occurs, conventional systems of communications are often inoperative during the first few days after the emergency occurs; and

    Whereas, Before the conventional systems of communications can be restored, amateur radio operators are on the scene to provide communications and assistance; and

    Whereas, In Nevada, these operators are members of the State of Nevada Amateur Radio Emergency Service or the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, and their service is completely voluntary; and

    Whereas, This year, the last week of June will be devoted toward final preparations for “Field Day,” an operation designed to simulate an emergency situation and coordinate the efforts of amateur radio operators; and

    Whereas, “Field Day” will be held the last weekend of June in a remote location where power is supplied by either generators or batteries; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the Legislature of the State of Nevada do hereby declare the last week of June to be Nevada Amateur Radio Week in honor of the many volunteers who generously donate their time and equipment to provide invaluable assistance during an emergency situation; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature commends and congratulates the members of the State of Nevada Amateur Radio Emergency Service and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service for their participation in “Field Day” and for their many hours of dedicated service to all Nevadans throughout the year.

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FILE NUMBER 36, ACR 40

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 40–Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 36

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing the former Chief Clerk of the Nevada Assembly, Linda B. Alden.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature and the Legislative Counsel Bureau were deeply saddened with the untimely passing of Linda B. Alden on October 10, 1998; and

    Whereas, Linda was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, on January 1, 1945, to Mark and Hariett McManus; and

    Whereas, After graduation from Sheridan High School in 1963, Linda attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming; and

    Whereas, In 1964, Linda returned to Sheridan and began working for the County Assessor’s Office which was the beginning of her career in public service; and

    Whereas, Many persons in this legislative body first met Linda during the 1983 legislative session when she was hired by the Assembly as Secretary to Speaker John Vergiels; and

    Whereas, During that session, Linda impressed everyone with her professional demeanor and outstanding work ethic and was offered and accepted the position as Administrative Assistant to Chief Clerk Mouryne Landing and Secretary of the Senate Janice Thomas; and

    Whereas, Linda continued to work for the Nevada Legislature and the Legislative Counsel Bureau in various capacities including Minute Clerk and Journal Clerk for the Senate Front Desk, and Receptionist and Lobbyist Registration Clerk for the Legislative Counsel Bureau; and

    Whereas, Because of her excellent organizational skills, Linda was recruited to assist in the coordination of the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures that was hosted by Nevada in Reno in 1988; and


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    Whereas, Linda later moved to Denver, Colorado, where she worked for the National Conference of State Legislatures for the record-breaking period of 1 week, when she was reunited with her high school sweetheart and moved from Denver to join him in Wyoming, thus leading to a cherished moment in Linda’s life, her marriage to Bruce Alden on December 12, 1990; and

    Whereas, After their marriage, Linda and Bruce lived together in Wyoming for a short while before returning to Carson City in December 1992, when Linda became the Assembly Journal Clerk, a position she held during the 1993 and 1995 legislative sessions; and

    Whereas, During the interim between the 1993 and 1995 session, Linda was hired as an Administrative Assistant for the late Jerry Kenney, Chief of the Legislative Police; and

    Whereas, On September 8, 1995, Linda’s professional dream became a reality when she was appointed to be the Chief Clerk of the Assembly upon the retirement of former Chief Clerk, Mouryne Landing; and

    Whereas, In November 1995, Linda was initially diagnosed with ovarian cancer; and

    Whereas, Many of her friends shared in the grief Linda experienced upon learning that her son, Richie Ruff, had been killed on May 27, 1996, by a drunk driver; and

    Whereas, During the 1997 legislative session, Linda focused all of her energy on the demands of her new position and continued to keep the members of the Assembly on track as she successfully filled the shoes of her role model and dear friend, Mouryne; and

    Whereas, Linda treasured the friendship she shared with Joe and Mouryne Dini, whose caring support was invaluable in helping Linda to attain her professional goals and, more importantly, to face the personal challenges in her life; and

    Whereas, Of the many ways that Linda exhibited her natural wit and true spirit, the finest example, not evident to the general public, was that she often wore Mickey Mouse slippers while conducting business in the Assembly Chambers; and

    Whereas, With all of this said and done, the quintessential memory that will be forever etched in the annuls of legislative history is that in the Assembly Chambers, on the occasion of Speaker Dini’s 68th birthday in 1997, Linda B. Alden successfully transformed her front desk staff and the Sergeant at Arms’ staff into Macarena dancers, led by none other than, the former Chief Clerk, Mouryne Landing Dini; and

    Whereas, On October 10, 1998, Linda lost her courageous battle with this deadly disease after years of fighting and, with her passing, Nevada lost a friend whose bright smile and warm personality will forever be missed by the members of this Legislature; and

    Whereas, Linda is survived by her husband Bruce Alden, mother Hariett McManus of Sheridan, Wyoming, sister Norma Dean of Lakewood, Colorado, brother Jim McManus of Worland, Wyoming, daughter Nicki Aaker of Dayton, Nevada, sons Marc Alden of Casper, Wyoming, and Scott Alden of Billings, Montana, and six grandchildren; 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 70th legislative session offer their sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the family and many friends of Linda B. Alden, a gracious, spirited, fun-loving lady who lived her life with dignity and courage; and be it further

    Resolved, That it is with the utmost respect that this legislative body offers its condolences and appreciation to Bruce Alden for his devotion and the encouragement that he graciously offered to Linda throughout her battle; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Linda’s beloved husband Bruce Alden and to her mother Hariett McManus.

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FILE NUMBER 37, SCR 26

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 26–Senators Washington, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 37

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commending Carol Martini for her years of public service to the Nevada Legislature and the State of Nevada.

 

    Whereas, Carol Marie Avansino was raised in Sparks, Nevada, where she graduated from Sparks High School in 1966 and later attended the University of Nevada, Reno, for 2 years; and

    Whereas, Carol Avansino married Samuel Martini on May 18, 1968, and from this marriage came two sons, John and Joseph, of whom they are so very proud; and

    Whereas, Members of this Legislature first met Carol Martini when she began working for the Nevada Legislature in 1985 as the personal secretary to Assemblyman Danny Thompson; and

    Whereas, Carol’s innate ability to assist constituents and to negotiate the legislative landscape was quickly apparent; and

    Whereas, When the 1987 session of the Nevada Legislature convened, Carol was once again serving as the personal secretary to Assemblyman Danny Thompson and cheerfully creating order out of the seeming chaos of a busy chairman’s office; and

    Whereas, In 1989, Carol was quickly recruited to serve as the personal secretary to Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Myrna Williams when it became evident that Assemblyman Thompson would not be returning; and


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    Whereas, Carol worked for the Welfare Division until the 68th and 69th sessions of the Nevada Legislature when newly elected Senator Maurice Washington successfully convinced her to join his legislative team and teach him the complicated legislative process; and

    Whereas, In addition to her love of the legislative process, Carol Martini’s willingness to help others is a personal trade-mark as evidenced by her 18 years of active membership in the First Baptist Church of Carson City, her service on the advisory board of the Crisis Pregnancy Center and her work for Friends In Service Helping, FISH; and

    Whereas, Throughout Carol Martini’s service with the Nevada Legislature, Carol has always demonstrated a tremendous work ethic, a dedicated and professional attitude, a smile for everyone she meets, a concern for the residents of Nevada, and a cheerful and warm personality; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby recognize Carol Martini for her wonderful friendship and commend her for her many years of public service to the Nevada Legislature and the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Carol Martini.

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FILE NUMBER 38, ACR 41

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 41–Assemblymen Evans, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Rawson, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 38

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Congratulating the University of Nevada School of Medicine on its 30th Anniversary and commending Dean Robert M. Daugherty, Jr. for the leadership and guidance he has provided to its students.

 

    Whereas, Through the recommendation of the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada and the encouragement, vision and generosity of the late Howard R. Hughes, and other friends such as Dr. Fred Anderson and H. Edward Manville, the University of Nevada School of Medicine was established by the Nevada Legislature in 1969; and


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    Whereas, The University of Nevada School of Medicine has become a medical school for the entire state, with training programs in Las Vegas, Reno, Henderson, Elko, North Las Vegas, Carson City and Sparks, using the assistance of six community hospitals and more than 900 community physicians throughout Nevada to provide patient care in person and via telemedicine; and

    Whereas, Every year approximately 208 students from Nevada are given the opportunity to pursue a medical education, and, today, more than 1,000 students trained in Nevada have graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, including 900 resident physicians who have been trained in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology; and

    Whereas, The University of Nevada School of Medicine strives to improve the delivery of health care to rural areas by placing physicians in nearly every rural community within this state and staffing Area Health Education Centers with qualified and knowledgeable professionals in health care to make the latest information on health care available to persons living in rural areas; and

    Whereas, Regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, the physicians from the University of Nevada School of Medicine continue to deliver quality health care to any person in need of health care; and

    Whereas, In addition to the University of Nevada School of Medicine’s delivery of health care, vital research is conducted by researchers from the School of Medicine in such important medical subjects as cancer, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, nutrition, diabetes and women’s health issues, bringing more than $9 million in research funding to the State of Nevada each year; and

    Whereas, Dean Robert M. Daugherty, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., has served as Dean of the University of Nevada School of Medicine for 18 years, the second longest tenure of all current deans, during which he has built a program that is respected not only in Nevada, but also nationally because of the caliber of its faculty, students and programs; and

    Whereas, Dean Daugherty has brought recognition to the State of Nevada through his leadership roles in the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges as an advocate for all physicians to preserve the doctor/patient relationship and create leadership role models for physicians; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature congratulate the University of Nevada School of Medicine on its 30th Anniversary and commend the school for the vital service it provides to the people of the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That this legislative body pays special tribute, to Dean Robert M. Daugherty, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., on the occasion of being named Dean Emeritus, for his 18 years of service and leadership; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the University of Nevada School of Medicine and Dean Robert M. Daugherty, Jr.

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FILE NUMBER 39, SCR 27

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 27–Senators Mathews, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Freeman, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 39

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commending the recipient of the 1999 Prudential Spirit of Community Award, Shila Young.

 

    Whereas, Shila Young, an esteemed resident of Reno and a student at Clayton Middle School, recently received national recognition for exemplary volunteer service as a recipient of the 1999 Prudential Spirit of Community Award; and

    Whereas, This prestigious award, presented by The Prudential Insurance Company of America in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, honors young volunteers across America who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to serving their communities by showing personal initiative and leadership in providing volunteer service; and

    Whereas, Shila Young earned this award by giving generously of her time and energy in conducting a 5-month fund-raising campaign called “Pennies for Jenny” that raised $25,000 to benefit her best friend by enabling Jenny’s mother to stay at her bedside until her death as a result of cancer; and

    Whereas, By organizing fund-raisers and recruiting fellow students and community members to join the campaign, Shila Young showed exceptional leadership qualities; and

    Whereas, Shila Young has demonstrated exemplary service to her community and serves as an inspiration and role model to the young people of the State of Nevada; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commend Shila Young for her leadership and initiative and congratulate her for receiving the Prudential Spirit of Community Award; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature commends Shila Young for her generosity of spirit and selfless endeavors in volunteering her time to the residents of her community and the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Shila Young.

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FILE NUMBER 40, ACR 42

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 42–Assemblymen Perkins, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Jacobsen, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 40

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Chief of the Legislative Police Jerry A. Kenney.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature note with profound sorrow the passing of former Chief of the Legislative Police, Jerry A. Kenney, on December 27, 1997; and

    Whereas, Jerry Kenney was born January 18, 1936, to Patrick and Florence Keegan Kenney of LeMars, Iowa; and

    Whereas, While employed by the Los Angeles Police Department from 1959 to 1979, Jerry Kenney received an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corps in 1962, and, in 1976, he earned an Associate of Arts degree from Moorpark Junior College in Moorpark, California; and

    Whereas, After retiring as a detective from the Los Angeles Police Department, Jerry and his family moved to Carson City; and

    Whereas, Jerry Kenney was hired as an officer with the Legislative Police on March 3, 1985, because of his knowledge and experience in law enforcement, and was promoted to Lieutenant of the Legislative Police on July 1, 1987; and

    Whereas, On September 8, 1992, Jerry Kenney was promoted to Chief of the Legislative Police and continued in this capacity until his untimely death; and

    Whereas, This avid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers was named an “Outstanding Dad” by the team on July 20, 1991, and was always prepared to help any willing listener understand just how great the Dodgers were; and

    Whereas, Jerry Kenney served as regional Chairman and Vice Chairman of the National Legislative Services and Security Association, a group of state legislative officers and sergeants-at-arms, and held numerous professional certificates which he had received throughout his career in law enforcement; and

    Whereas, Following his death, flags at the Nevada Legislature were flown at half-mast for several days to pay tribute to this highly regarded officer; and


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    Whereas, Jerry Kenney is survived by his beloved wife, Gay Swetman Kenney of Carson City, his son, Jim of Ventura, California, daughter, Kathleen Hughes of Reno, brothers, Tom Letsche of Remsen, Iowa, and Patrick Kenney of Rapid City, South Dakota, and 10 grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature express their heartfelt condolences to Jerry’s wife, Gay, and the rest of his beloved family; and be it further

    Resolved, That Jerry Kenney will long be remembered because of his easy-going nature, his loyalty to the L.A. Dodgers and his dedication to the Nevada Legislature and law enforcement; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Jerry’s loving wife, Gay.

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FILE NUMBER 41, ACR 43

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 43–Assemblymen Cegavske, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators James, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 41

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commending Carol Van Wagoner for her outstanding watercolor paintings of the state symbols of Nevada.

 

    Whereas, Carol Ann Jeffery was born in the little farming community of Delta, Utah; and

    Whereas, Carol began developing her artistic talent as a young child by drawing during her spare time; and

    Whereas, Carol’s artistic talents were officially recognized in her second year of college when she won the “Painting of the Year” while attending Dixie College; and

    Whereas, After graduation from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Carol went on to teach school for 1 year before marrying David Van Wagoner and starting her new career of motherhood, raising their six children; and

    Whereas, When the Van Wagoners’ youngest child entered school, Carol returned to teaching in the Clark County School District where she has spent 6 out of 10 years as a teacher at the R. Guild Gray Elementary School; and


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    Whereas, This innovative school recently unveiled their “Nevada Wall,” an exhibit that includes copies of historical documents, a copy of the state seal, a state flag that had flown over Carson City, a copy of the Nevada Constitution and materials from the Carson City Mint; and

    Whereas, One of the biggest challenges in completing the “Nevada Wall” was to find renderings of the state symbols of Nevada; and

    Whereas, When none were found, Carol Van Wagoner, R. Guild Gray’s art teacher, offered to paint watercolors of every state symbol; and

    Whereas, Within 3 months, using her imagination and the most vivid colors, Carol painted every state symbol with such color and clarity that their addition to the “Nevada Wall” captured the true feeling of the state symbols of Nevada; and

    Whereas, During this 70th legislative session, these magnificent watercolor paintings have been proudly displayed on the third floor of the Legislative Building; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That Carol Van Wagoner is hereby commended for her contributions to this state through her dynamic watercolor paintings of the state symbols of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That this legislative body is most appreciative to have been given the opportunity to observe and admire these true works of art that portray patriotism and pride for the State of Nevada through the artistic expression of Carol Van Wagoner; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Carol Van Wagoner.

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FILE NUMBER 42, SR 6

Senate Resolution No. 6–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 42

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Inducting Zebedee “Zeb” Kendall into the Senate Hall of Fame.

 

    Whereas, The Senate of the Legislature of the State of Nevada has established a Senate Hall of Fame whose members are selected by leadership from former state Senators who have served with distinction with exemplary contributions to the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, Senator Zeb Kendall served as a representative of Nye County in the Senate of the Nevada Legislature for 8 years from 1909 through 1916 and during his tenure served as Chairman of the committees on Mines and Mining, Agriculture, Counties and County Boundaries, Railroads, Internal Improvements and Manufactures, and Rules and Joint Rules; and

    Whereas, Senator Kendall introduced and helped secure the passage of important legislation pertaining to mining claims and regulations, telephone-telegraph franchises and requiring public water companies to supply water for fire protection; now, therefore, be it


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3906 (File Number 42, SR 6)ê

 

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That Senator Zebedee “Zeb” Kendall, a well-respected mining pioneer, civic leader and Legislator, is hereby inducted into the Senate Hall of Fame of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 43, SR 7

Senate Resolution No. 7–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 43

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Inducting T. Tracy Fairchild into the Senate Hall of Fame.

 

    Whereas, The Senate of the Legislature of the State of Nevada has established a Senate Hall of Fame whose members are selected by leadership from former state Senators who have served with distinction with exemplary contributions to the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, Tracy Fairchild, a leader in the Republican Party in Elko County and this state, served in the Nevada Legislature with distinction and fairness for 18 years as an Assemblyman from 1914 through 1918 and 1920 through 1922, as a Senator from 1922 through 1934, and as President Pro-Tempore of the Senate in 1929; and

    Whereas, Former Senator Fairchild was Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Ways and Means for every legislative session he served as a Senator and was instrumental in establishing tax levies, providing appropriations for the operation of government, adopting biennial state budgets and setting the salaries of state officers and employees; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That T. Tracy Fairchild, a powerful and influential leader who set many of the fiscal policies for the State of Nevada, is hereby inducted into the Senate Hall of Fame of the Legislature of the State of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 44, AJR 10

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 10–Committee on
Government Affairs

 

FILE NUMBER 44

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION—Urging Congress to oppose the extension of mandatory Social Security coverage to newly hired state and local governmental employees.

 

    Whereas, The Constitution of the United States assigns certain powers and responsibilities to the Federal Government and reserves the balance of those powers and responsibilities to the individual states; and


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    Whereas, Beginning in the 1930s when the Social Security System was established, public employees were excluded from participation; and

    Whereas, Many pension plans of state and local governments have elected to complement their own pension programs through coverage under the Social Security System; and

    Whereas, Other public pension plans, including the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada, decided not to participate in the national Social Security System, but rather to provide their own independent and excellent programs of retirement benefits; and

    Whereas, Mandatory Social Security coverage of newly hired state and local governmental employees in the State of Nevada will seriously disrupt our well-founded Public Employees’ Retirement System; and

    Whereas, There is no evidence to support the idea that mandatory Social Security coverage of newly hired public employees will solve the funding problems of the national Social Security System; and

    Whereas, There are serious constitutional and administrative problems with the extension of mandatory Social Security coverage to newly hired public employees; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the Legislature of the State of Nevada hereby express their strong opposition to the extension of mandatory Social Security coverage to newly hired state and local governmental employees; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature hereby urges Congress to oppose all efforts to extend mandatory Social Security coverage to newly hired state and local governmental employees; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer 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 becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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FILE NUMBER 45, AJR 14

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 14–Committee on
Health and Human Services

 

FILE NUMBER 45

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION—Commending Dr. Daniel L. Peterson for his work on behalf of persons with chronic fatigue syndrome and urging the Congress of the United States to provide financial support for additional scientific research to combat this disease.

 

    Whereas, Chronic fatigue syndrome is an illness characterized by prolonged, debilitating fatigue and multiple symptoms such as headaches, muscle and joint pains, sleep disturbances, recurrent sore throats and cognitive impairment; and


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    Whereas, This illness is often misdiagnosed and its cause erroneously attributed to irrelevant conditions; and

    Whereas, Because the cause of this illness is unknown and there are no diagnostic tests, this illness is diagnosed when the symptoms persist for more than 6 months and cannot be attributed to any other medical condition; and

    Whereas, Recent studies have indicated that chronic fatigue syndrome is a far greater public health problem than previously known, affecting men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, as well as adolescents, with the highest prevalence occurring among Caucasian women; and

    Whereas, Many patients with chronic fatigue syndrome are unable to continue holding jobs, attending school or caring for family members; and

    Whereas, Treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome is currently focused on symptomatic relief since there is no single drug or group of drugs specific to this disease; and

    Whereas, Extensive scientific research is needed to determine the cause and cure for chronic fatigue syndrome, such as the recent double‑blind, placebo‑controlled, crossover pilot study conducted at Georgetown University Medical Center resulting in the discovery that a naturally occurring coenzyme, commercially available as ENADAâ, can alleviate symptoms of this debilitating illness; and

    Whereas, Nevada’s own Dr. Daniel L. Peterson, who is a member of the Sierra Internal Medicine Associates in Incline Village, Nevada, is well known for his role in the fight against chronic fatigue syndrome; and

    Whereas, Since 1984, Dr. Peterson has treated more than 2,000 patients with chronic fatigue syndrome; and

    Whereas, Dr. Peterson’s dedication to this cause is evidenced by his tenure as Medical Director of the Fatigue Clinic for the diagnosis of fatigue and the treatment of chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome at the Neurology Clinic of the University of California, San Francisco; and

    Whereas, Dr. Peterson is a member of the International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study Group, and has earned nationwide recognition as co-author of many articles relating to chronic fatigue syndrome which have appeared in medical journals and publications throughout the country; and

    Whereas, In treating patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, Dr. Peterson has drawn on practices that have made medicine a valued art by ruling out alternative problems, ameliorating symptoms, using alternative treatments and offering guidance with compassion; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commend Dr. Peterson for his outstanding work and selfless dedication on behalf of persons with chronic fatigue syndrome; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature hereby urges Congress to provide financial support and ensure that federal health agencies allocate increasing resources for additional scientific research to combat chronic fatigue syndrome; and be it further


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3909 (File Number 45, AJR 14)ê

 

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Dr. Daniel L. Peterson and to the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer 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 becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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FILE NUMBER 46, ACR 44

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 44–Assemblymen Gustavson, Angle, Anderson, Humke, Brower, Leslie, Freeman, Gibbons, Evans, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Hettrick, Koivisto, Lee, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Townsend, Washington, Jacobsen, Raggio, Mathews, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 46

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commending Sheriff Richard Kirkland and the employees of the Washoe County Consolidated Jail for the innovative management philosophy applied at the Washoe County Consolidated Jail.

 

    Whereas, In January 1995, Richard Kirkland was sworn into office as the new Sheriff of Washoe County and thereupon assumed the responsibility for the operation of the Washoe County Consolidated Jail; and

    Whereas, At the time Sheriff Kirkland began his term of office, the management and operation of the Washoe County Consolidated Jail reflected a nationwide management philosophy that adopted a soft approach to the treatment of criminal offenders based on appeasing inmates with high levels of benefits; and

    Whereas, Sheriff Kirkland envisioned a radical departure from the flawed national philosophy and quickly undertook to overhaul the system of managing the inmates of the Jail; and

    Whereas, Sheriff Kirkland’s bold new philosophy was premised on the belief that inmates should be held accountable for their actions, experience meaningful punishment and repay their debts to society; and

    Whereas, Sheriff Kirkland enlisted the support of the employees of the Jail by outlining the basic approach of the innovative plan and allowing the employees to help establish the details and methods for carrying out the plan; and

    Whereas, The result of these consolidated efforts on the part of Sheriff Kirkland and the employees of the Jail was an Inmate Management Plan, the basic premise of which is that inmates should be treated humanely and fairly while being held accountable for their actions; and


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    Whereas, As part of the Inmate Management Plan, an inmate enters the system with the lowest level of benefits and rights that is constitutionally permissible such as two visitors per month, no television time, limits on time spent outside of the cell per day and consumption of meals in the cell; and

    Whereas, The inmate is soon given the option to participate in the Plan by voluntarily agreeing to adhere strictly to all rules and regulations of the Jail and to work on various community service projects, such as cleaning roads, painting schools and maintaining the Jail facility; and

    Whereas, Those inmates who volunteer to participate in the Plan earn such additional privileges as two visitors per week, selected time to watch television, increased out-of-cell time, consumption of meals in the group’s dayroom with other inmates, access to counseling and other self-improvement programs; and

    Whereas, A participating inmate who chooses to violate a rule or regulation is held accountable for that behavior and reverts to the non-participating status, including the loss of all privileges; and

    Whereas, Inmates of the Jail are also given the opportunity to participate in an aggressive Boot Camp Program, which is called the “Highly Intensive Supervision Training & Education Program”; and

    Whereas, The Program is designed to give an inmate the opportunity to choose to change his or her lifestyle by progressing through various levels of the Program which include:

    1.  Physical and mental conditioning;

    2.  Educational programs such as instruction regarding résumé preparation and interviewing techniques for job applicants and classes geared toward preparing inmates to take tests of general educational development;

    3.  Training for and participation in the jail industry programs;

    4.  Work in the industry for which the inmate has been trained; and

    5.  Participation in the work-release program; and

    Whereas, Under strict supervision, participating work crews from the Jail manned sandbag lines around the clock in 12-hour shifts during the severe flooding of the Truckee River in January of 1997 and more recently these work crews participated in a massive river clean-up project along the section of the Truckee River that runs through Reno and Sparks for a combined work effort of 279,570 hours of labor; and

    Whereas, The combined result of the Inmate Management Plan and the Highly Intensive Supervision Training & Education Program so boldly instituted by Sheriff Kirkland and carried out by the employees of the Washoe County Consolidated Jail is an opportunity for a sense of appreciation and increased self-worth by participating inmates that increases the likelihood that the inmates will leave the Jail well-equipped to be productive members of society, thereby resulting in a reduction in the rate of criminal recidivism; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature recognizes and commends the outstanding foresight, extraordinary perseverance and innovative efforts of Sheriff Richard Kirkland and the employees of the Washoe County Consolidated Jail in developing and carrying out a truly effective system to manage inmates at the Washoe County Consolidated Jail; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Sheriff Richard Kirkland.

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FILE NUMBER 47, SCR 28

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 28–Committee on
Legislative Affairs and Operations

 

FILE NUMBER 47

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Revising the Joint Standing Rules of the Senate and Assembly for the 70th session of the Legislature to exempt resolutions from certain rules relating to the limitations on introduction and requests for legislative measures and the schedule for their enactment.

 

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That Rules Nos. 14, 14.2 14.3, 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6 of the Joint Standing Rules of the Senate and Assembly as adopted by the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature are hereby amended to read as follows:

 

Rule No. 14.  Limitations on Drafting and Requirements for Introduction; Duplicative Measures; Indication of Requester on Committee Introductions.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 5 and Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6, after a regular legislative session has convened, the Legislative Counsel shall honor, if submitted before 5 p.m. on the 8th calendar day of the legislative session, not more than:

    (a) Two requests from each Assemblyman; and

    (b) Four requests from each Senator,

for the drafting of a bill . [or resolution.]

    2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 4 and 5 and Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6, after a regular legislative session has convened, the Legislative Counsel shall honor, if submitted before 5 p.m. on the 22nd calendar day of the legislative session, not more than 50 requests, in total, from the standing committees of each house. The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall, not later than the 1st calendar day of the legislative session, determine and provide the Legislative Counsel with a written list of the number of requests for the drafting of a bill [or resolution] that may be submitted by each standing committee of their respective houses, within the limit provided by this subsection. The lists may be revised any time before the 22nd day of the legislative session to reallocate any unused requests or requests which were withdrawn before drafting began on the request.

    3.  A request for the drafting of a bill or resolution that is submitted by a standing committee pursuant to this section must be approved by a majority of all of the members appointed to the committee before the request is submitted to the Legislative Counsel.

    4.  A standing committee may only request the drafting of a bill or resolution or introduce a bill or resolution that is within the jurisdiction of the standing committee.


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    5.  The Legislative Counsel shall not honor a request for the drafting of a bill or resolution submitted by a member or standing committee of the Senate or Assembly unless such information as is required to draft the measure is submitted to the Legislative Counsel with the request.

    6.  A measure introduced by a standing committee at the request of a legislator or organization must indicate the legislator or organization at whose request the measure was drafted.

    7.  The following measures must be introduced by a standing committee:

    (a) Measures drafted at the request of agencies and officers of the executive branch of state government, local governments, the courts and other authorized nonlegislative requesters.

    (b) Measures requested by interim legislative studies.

    (c) Bills and joint resolutions requested by a standing committee, or by persons designated to request measures on behalf of a standing committee during the interim. Bills and joint resolutions requested by or on behalf of a standing committee must be introduced by that committee.

    8.  Simple and concurrent resolutions requested by or on behalf of a standing committee may be introduced by an individual member.

    9.  If two or more measures are being considered in the same house which are substantively duplicative, only the measure which has been assigned the lowest number for the purpose of establishing its priority in drafting may be considered, unless the measure with the lowest number is not introduced within 5 days after introduction of a measure with a higher number.

    10.  A legislator may not change the subject matter of a request for a legislative measure after it has been submitted for drafting.

Rule No. 14.2.  Limitations on Time for Introduction of Legislation.

    1.  Except as otherwise provided in Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6:

    (a) Unless the provisions of paragraph (b) or (c) are applicable, a bill [or resolution] may only be introduced on or before:

         (1) The 10th calendar day following delivery of the introductory copy of the bill ; [or resolution;] or

         (2) The last day for introduction of the bill [or resolution] as required by paragraph (d),

whichever is earlier.

    (b) If a bill [or resolution] requires revision after the introductory copy has been delivered, such information as is required to draft the revision must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel before the 10th calendar day following delivery of the introductory copy of the bill . [or resolution.] The revised bill [or resolution] may only be introduced on or before:

         (1) The 15th calendar day following delivery of the original introductory copy of the bill ; [or resolution;] or

         (2) The last day for introduction of the bill [or resolution] as required by paragraph (d),

whichever is earlier.


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    (c) If the bill [or resolution] requires a second or subsequent revision, such information as is required to draft the revision must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel before the 15th calendar day following delivery of the original introductory copy of the bill . [or resolution.] A bill [or resolution] revised pursuant to this subsection may only be introduced on or before:

         (1) The 20th calendar day following delivery of the original introductory copy of the bill ; [or resolution;] or

         (2) The last day for introduction of the bill [or resolution] as required by paragraph (d),

whichever is earlier.

    (d) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the last day for introduction of a bill [or resolution] that was requested by:

         (1) A legislator is the 43rd calendar day of the legislative session.

         (2) A standing or interim committee or other requester is the 50th calendar day of the legislative session.

    2.  The Legislative Counsel shall indicate on the face of the introductory copy of each bill [and resolution] the final date on which the bill [or resolution] may be introduced.

    3.  If the final date on which the bill [or resolution] may be introduced falls upon a day on which the House in which the bill [or resolution] is to be introduced is not in session, the bill [or resolution] may be introduced on the next day that the House is in session.

 

SCHEDULE FOR ENACTMENT OF BILLS [AND RESOLUTIONS]

 

Rule No. 14.3.  Final Dates for Action by Standing Committees and Houses; Final Date for Requesting Drafting of Reports for Conference Committees.

    Except as otherwise provided in Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14.4, 14.5 and 14.6:

    1.  The final standing committee to which a bill [or resolution] is referred in its House of origin may only take action on the bill [or resolution] on or before the 68th calendar day of the legislative session. A bill [or resolution] may be re-referred after that date only to the Committee on Finance or the Committee on Ways and Means and only if the Fiscal Analysis Division has determined pursuant to subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.6 that the bill [or joint resolution] is exempt.

    2.  Final action on a bill [or resolution] may only be taken by the House of origin on or before the 78th calendar day of the legislative session.

    3.  The final standing committee to which a bill [or resolution] is referred in the second House may only take action on the bill [or resolution] on or before the 103rd calendar day of the legislative session. A bill [or resolution] may be re-referred after that date only to the Committee on Finance or the Committee on Ways and Means and only if the Fiscal Analysis Division has determined pursuant to subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.6 that the bill [or joint resolution] is exempt.


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    4.  Final action on a bill [or resolution] may only be taken by the second House on or before the 110th calendar day of the legislative session.

    5.  Requests for the drafting of reports for Conference Committees must be submitted to the Legislative Counsel on or before the 118th calendar day of the legislative session.

Rule No. 14.4.  Emergency Requests.

    1.  After a legislative session has convened:

    (a) The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly may each submit to the Legislative Counsel, on his own behalf or on the behalf of another legislator or a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly, not more than five requests for the drafting of a bill . [or resolution.]

    (b) The Minority Leader of the Senate and the Minority Leader of the Assembly may each submit to the Legislative Counsel, on his own behalf or on the behalf of another legislator or a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly, not more than two requests for the drafting of a bill . [or resolution.]

    2.  A request submitted pursuant to subsection 1:

    (a) May be submitted at any time during the legislative session and is not subject to any of the provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 and Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.

    (b) Is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other requests for the drafting of a bill [or resolution] that are authorized to be submitted to the Legislative Counsel by the Majority Leader of the Senate, Speaker of the Assembly, Minority Leader of the Senate or Minority Leader of the Assembly.

    3.  The list of requests for the preparation of legislative measures prepared pursuant to NRS 218.2475 must include the phrase “EMERGENCY REQUEST OF” and state the title of the person who requested [the bill or resolution for] each bill [or resolution requested] pursuant to this rule. If the request was made on behalf of another legislator or a standing committee, the list must also include the name of the legislator or standing committee on whose behalf the bill [or resolution] was requested.

    4.  The Legislative Counsel shall cause to be printed on the face of the introductory copy of all reprints of each bill [or resolution] requested pursuant to this rule the phrase “EMERGENCY REQUEST OF” and state the title of the person who requested the bill . [or resolution.]

Rule No. 14.5.  Waivers.

    1.  At the request of a legislator or a standing committee of the Senate or Assembly, subsection 1 or 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 or any of the provisions of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3, or any combination thereof, may be waived by the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly, acting jointly, at any time during a legislative session. A request for a waiver submitted by a standing committee must be approved by a majority of all members appointed to the committee before the request is submitted to the Majority Leader and the Speaker.


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    2.  A waiver granted pursuant to subsection 1:

    (a) Must be in writing, executed on a form provided by the Legislative Counsel, and signed by the Majority Leader and the Speaker.

    (b) Must indicate the date on which the waiver is granted.

    (c) Must indicate the legislator or standing committee on whose behalf the waiver is being granted.

    (d) Must include the bill [or resolution] number for which the waiver is granted or indicate that the Legislative Counsel is authorized to accept and honor a request for a new bill . [or resolution.]

    (e) Must indicate the provisions to which the waiver applies.

    (f) May include the conditions under which the bill [or resolution] for which the waiver is being granted must be introduced and processed.

    3.  The Legislative Counsel shall not honor a request for the drafting of a new bill [or resolution] for which a waiver is granted pursuant to this rule unless such information as is required to draft the bill [or resolution] is submitted to the Legislative Counsel within 2 calendar days after the date on which the waiver is granted.

    4.  Upon the receipt of a written waiver granted pursuant to this rule, the Legislative Counsel shall transmit a copy of the waiver to the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the Assembly. The notice that a waiver has been granted for an existing bill [or resolution] must be read on the floor and entered in the journal, and a notation that the waiver was granted must be included as a part of the history of the bill [or resolution] on the next practicable legislative day. A notation that a waiver was granted authorizing a new bill [or resolution] must be included as a part of the history of the bill [or resolution] after introduction.

    5.  The Legislative Counsel shall secure the original copy of the waiver to the official cover of the bill . [or resolution.]

Rule No. 14.6.  Exemptions.

    1.  Upon request of the draft by or referral to the Senate Finance Committee or the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, a bill [or resolution] which has been determined by the Fiscal Analysis Division to:

    (a) Contain an appropriation;

    (b) Authorize the expenditure by a state agency of sums not appropriated from the state general fund or the state highway fund;

    (c) Create or increase any significant fiscal liability of the state; or

    (d) Significantly decrease any revenue of the state,

is exempt from the provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 and Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3. The Fiscal Analysis Division shall give notice to the Legislative Counsel to cause to be printed on the face of the bill [or resolution] the term “exempt” for any bills [and resolutions] requested by the Senate Finance Committee or Assembly Committee on Ways and Means that have been determined to be exempt and shall give written notice to the Legislative Counsel, Secretary of the Senate and Chief Clerk of the Assembly of any bill [or resolution] which is determined to be exempt after it is printed. A notation of each exemption granted after the bill [or resolution] was printed must be included as a part of the history of the bill [or resolution] on the next practicable legislative day.


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practicable legislative day. The term “exempt” must be printed on the face of all subsequent reprints of the bill . [or resolution.]

    2.  All of the provisions of Joint Standing Rules Nos. 14, 14.2 and 14.3 apply to a bill [or resolution] until it is determined to be exempt pursuant to subsection 1. A bill [or resolution] determined to be exempt does not lose the exemption regardless of subsequent actions taken by the Legislature.

    3.  A cumulative list of all bills [and resolutions] determined to be exempt after being printed must be maintained and printed in the back of the list of requests for the preparation of legislative measures prepared pursuant to NRS 218.2475.

    4.  The provisions of subsections 1 and 2 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14, subsection 1 of Joint Standing Rule No. 14.2 and Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3 do not apply to:

    (a) A bill [or resolution] required to carry out the business of the Legislature.

    (b) A [resolution requiring an interim study.

    (c) A resolution to memorialize a former member of the Legislature or other notable or distinguished person.

    (d) A resolution to congratulate or commend any person or organization for a significant and meritorious accomplishment.] joint, concurrent or simple resolution.

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FILE NUMBER 48, ACR 45

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 45–Assemblymen Evans, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 48

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commending the Reno Chamber Orchestra for 25 years of contribution to the arts in the State of Nevada.

 

    Whereas, The Reno Chamber Orchestra is celebrating 25 years of inspired musical performances of repertoire written for the smaller, more intimate orchestra; and

    Whereas, The Reno Chamber Orchestra has added immeasurably to the cultural life of the residents of the Truckee Meadows and Northern Nevada; and


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    Whereas, The Reno Chamber Orchestra has provided a forum for the extraordinary wealth of musical talent in the Reno area and for nationally and internationally recognized artists, including showcasing the musical compositions of Reno composers by performing their works; and

    Whereas, The two December performances of Handel’s Messiah by this talented orchestra have become a family Christmas tradition for many Northern Nevadans; and

    Whereas, Through its annual College Concerto Competition, the only one of its kind in the State of Nevada, the Reno Chamber Orchestra continues to foster the careers of young, aspiring musicians enrolled in the University of Nevada or Nevada residents enrolled full time in a university elsewhere, including allowing the winner the opportunity to perform with the Reno Chamber Orchestra; and

    Whereas, The Reno Chamber Orchestra makes all performances accessible to young music students from public schools by encouraging businesses to support the arts through the underwriting of student ticket costs; and

    Whereas, By traveling to rural Nevada communities, the Reno Chamber Orchestra brings chamber music performances to communities that would not otherwise have access to performances by such a professional orchestra; and

    Whereas, The Reno Chamber Orchestra has demonstrated its support for showcasing Reno as an arts community by participating in Uptown, Downtown, ARTown, Reno’s annual summer arts festival, by holding two free concerts for the community; and

    Whereas, The hard work and loyal support of Amici della Musica, a dedicated group of volunteers who have helped raise money for the orchestra, is invaluable to the success of the orchestra and is greatly appreciated by the Board of Directors and musicians of the Reno Chamber Orchestra; and

    Whereas, The vision and leadership of Maestro Vahe Khochayan, and 8 of the original 20 accomplished musicians still playing this 1998-1999 Silver Anniversary season, including Maestro Khochayan, Jack Beck, Katherine Jerome, Valerie Nelson, Lani Oelrich, Marilyn Sevilla-Gunther, Eileen Tibbits and Ginny Tilton, have served to enrich the cultural lives of Northern Nevadans; and

    Whereas, The members of the Reno Chamber Orchestra enhance the quality of musical instruction in Washoe County schools and educate the young people of Northern Nevada in the enjoyment of chamber orchestra music; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commend and congratulate the Reno Chamber Orchestra for 25 years of contributions to the arts in the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Nevada Legislature does hereby applaud the artistic leadership and vision of Maestro Vahe Khochayan in bringing to the Reno area outstanding musicians who have become vital to the music programs of the public schools and the University of Nevada, including guest soloists who have greatly enhanced the musical performances of the Reno Chamber Orchestra; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the residents of the State of Nevada are hereby encouraged to take advantage of all opportunities to attend performances of the Reno Chamber Orchestra whenever possible; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Board of Directors of the Reno Chamber Orchestra.

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FILE NUMBER 49, SCR 29

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 29–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Evans, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 49

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Nevada Legislator Jean Ford.

 

    Whereas, The residents of the State of Nevada were deeply grieved at the passing of former Nevada Legislator Jean Ford, a visionary leader who died in her Carson City home on August 26, 1998, after a hard-fought battle with cancer; and

    Whereas, Jean Ford was born on December 28, 1929, in Miami, Oklahoma, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in sociology from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and later received a Master’s Degree in public administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and

    Whereas, Epitomizing the civic contribution a private citizen can make, Jean Ford chaired the committee that brought about the creation of the Clark County Library District in 1965, headed the Nevada Air Quality Conference in 1971 and led the effort that saved Clark County’s Red Rock Canyon recreation area from development; and

    Whereas, After her election in 1972, Jean Ford served 4 years in the Nevada Assembly where she devoted her efforts to the support of visionary legislation that banned discrimination in the workplace based on gender, enhanced state parks, protected the environment, and would have increased public access to governmental meetings and required lobbyists to file disclosure statements; and


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    Whereas, After losing her first bid for a seat in the Nevada Senate, Jean Ford changed her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat and won election to the Senate in 1978 where she served until 1982 and was instrumental in passing bills to expand library services and state parks, encourage the training of police officers to deal with domestic violence and protect the rights of parents, children, the elderly and the handicapped; and

    Whereas, The love Jean Ford had for Nevada culture, history, flora and fauna found expression in her personal exploration of this state and the sharing of her passion and knowledge by organizing and leading bus tours of rural Nevada and resulted in her appointment by former Governor Bryan in 1983 to direct the first Nevada Commission on Tourism and Economic Development; and

    Whereas, Her devoted efforts to ensure that Nevadans recognize the role women have played in the development of this state led Jean Ford to head the Women’s Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she also developed the Nevada Women’s Archives and co-founded the Nevada Women’s History Project; and

    Whereas, Jean Ford received numerous awards of distinction, including the Distinguished Service Award from the Nevada State Park System, the award for Outstanding Citizen from the Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, the Community Public Service Award from the American Society for Public Administration and the Woman of Power Award from the Nevada Women’s Political Caucus, was named President’s Medalist and Distinguished Nevadan from the University of Nevada, Reno, and was publicly honored at the state capitol on October 25, 1997, in a celebration of her life; and

    Whereas, Jean Ford is survived by her two daughters, Janet Spelman of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Carla Oberst of Boston, Massachusetts; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature extend their deepest sympathy to the family of Jean Ford including her daughters and her grandchildren; and be it further

    Resolved, That the legacy of Jean Ford will live on in the achievements brought about by her dedication and seemingly inexhaustible energy that continue to enhance the lives of so many; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to her daughters, Janet and Carla.

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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3920ê

 

FILE NUMBER 50, AJR 23

Assembly Joint Resolution No. 23–Assemblymen Dini, Gibbons, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Evans, Freeman, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 50

 

ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION—Commending and expressing support for the United States servicemen captured in the Yugoslavian armed conflict.

 

    Whereas, The history of the United States of America reveals that our peaceful tranquillity and pursuit of happiness have often been threatened or interrupted by the enemies of freedom; and

    Whereas, Millions of Americans have defended our nation and defended people from other countries who have been downtrodden and persecuted in an effort to preserve the cause of freedom and the human rights of all mankind; and

    Whereas, The most unselfish contribution that a person can make toward the good of a democratic society is to agree to serve as a soldier and risk being placed in harm’s way; and

    Whereas, On Wednesday, March 31, 1999, three United States servicemen who were attached to the 4th Cavalry of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division, based in Germany, were captured while acting as lookouts for a contingent of NATO’s peacekeeping force in Macedonia; and

    Whereas, These brave soldiers have been identified as Specialist Steven M. Gonzales, 21, of Huntsville, Texas, Staff Sergeant Andrew A. Ramirez, 24, of Los Angeles, California, and Staff Sergeant Christopher J. Stone, 25, of Smiths Creek, Michigan; and

    Whereas, Specialist Steven Gonzales, described as a likable, bright athlete, graduated from Palestine High School in 1995 in the top 10 percent of his class and won a scholarship to Texas A&M which he attended for 1 year before leaving to pursue his dream of joining an elite Army corps; and

    Whereas, Staff Sergeant Andrew Ramirez, known as an “all-American kid,” graduated from high school in 1992 and shortly thereafter joined the Army to follow in the footsteps of his hero, older brother Steven, an Army veteran, who is now a Los Angeles police detective; and

    Whereas, Staff Sergeant Christopher J. Stone has a wife, Tricia, and a 4-year-old son, Ryan, and graduated from Capac High School in 1991 where he was described as friendly and well-liked by both students and teachers; and


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    Whereas, These three Americans have demonstrated courage and bravery for which all Americans can truly be proud; and

    Whereas, In the captured soldiers’ hometowns, friends and family members have strung yellow ribbons all around their communities as symbols of families waiting for soldiers to return from war; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly and Senate of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That the members of the Nevada Legislature do hereby commend and praise Specialist Steven M. Gonzales, Staff Sergeant Andrew A. Ramirez and Staff Sergeant Christopher J. Stone, for their undaunted spirit and courage upon being taken captive in Yugoslavia; and be it further

    Resolved, That this legislative body encourages the residents of the State of Nevada to demonstrate their feelings of concern and support for these brave young men by stringing yellow ribbons at appropriate locations within their communities; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the families of Specialist Steven M. Gonzales, Staff Sergeant Andrew A. Ramirez and Staff Sergeant Christopher J. Stone; and be it further

    Resolved, That this resolution becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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FILE NUMBER 51, SCR 30

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 30–Senators McGinness, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 51

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Designating April 8, 1999, as Kiwanis Day in the State of Nevada.

 

    Whereas, Eighty-four years ago the “Benevolent Order of the Brothers” was organized in Detroit, Michigan, on January 21, 1915, with the goal of having “a mutual exchange of preferred treatment in professional and business dealings”; and

    Whereas, The following year the club’s name was changed to “Kiwanis,” a form of the Chippewa Indian word “Nun Keewanis,” which means “self-expression” and “we make ourselves known”; and


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    Whereas, Members of Kiwanis work toward six principles, which are (1) the primacy of spiritual values, (2) living by the Golden Rule, (3) adhering to high standards, (4) engendering strong citizenship, (5) building better communities through service and (6) assisting in the formation of sound public opinion; and

    Whereas, Since 1917, the California, Nevada and Hawaii district, CAL-NEV-HA, has become the largest district in Kiwanis International; and

    Whereas, The State of Nevada is proud of its own state divisions, which consist of Division 23 of Northern Nevada, Division 28 of Southern Nevada and Division 45 of Central Nevada, for their long history of service to communities in this state; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the Nevada Legislature hereby designate April 8, 1999, as Kiwanis Day in the State of Nevada, in recognition of the dedication toward helping others and the accomplishments achieved by members of Kiwanis while serving their communities; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Governor Clarkson R. “Bob” Maurer, Governor-elect Terri Neumann, Lieutenant Governors Howard Mizell of Division 23, Phil Junkins of Division 28 and Robert S. Ward of Division 45, and Lieutenant Governors-elect Pete Falger of Division 28 and Pat Matheson of Division 45.

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FILE NUMBER 52, ACR 4

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 4–Committee on Judiciary

 

FILE NUMBER 52

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Urging the family courts to coordinate and integrate as fully as possible all case files pertaining to the same parties or children and to ensure that such parties or children are directed to the appropriate agencies and services in a timely manner and directing the Chief Judges of the Second and Eighth Judicial Districts each to submit to the next regular session of the Nevada Legislature a report that includes a summary of any actions that have been or will be taken in the judicial district to achieve such results and any suggestions for necessary legislation to assist the judicial district in achieving such results.

 

    Whereas, A parent or child may be involved in multiple cases in the family courts concerning members of the same family or members of related or combined families, such as where a parent or child is involved in one case concerning divorce, paternity, guardianship or adoption and the same parent or child is also involved in a separate case concerning child support, custody, visitation, domestic violence, abuse, neglect, delinquency, truancy or lack of supervision; and

    Whereas, Such parents or children or whole families may urgently require assistance from more than one of the various agencies or support services that are available to assist parents, children and families; and

    Whereas, Too much time may pass before necessary support services or protection against neglect, abuse or violence is obtained if such parents, children or families do not receive adequate and timely direction and assistance in determining what services they require and where those services are available; and


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3923 (File Number 52, ACR 4)ê

 

    Whereas, The founders of the family court system originally intended that the family courts would coordinate and integrate as fully as possible all case files in the family courts which pertain to the same parties or children but which are reviewed by multiple persons or agencies; and

    Whereas, Such coordination and integration is essential to fully addressing and solving the legal problems encountered by families in a timely and efficient manner; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the family courts are hereby urged to coordinate and integrate as fully as possible all case files in the family courts which pertain to the same parties or children but which are reviewed by multiple persons or agencies; and be it further

    Resolved, That the family courts are hereby urged to ensure that the parties or children in all such cases are directed to the appropriate agencies and services in a timely manner; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Judges of the Second and Eighth Judicial District Courts are hereby directed each to submit, on or before the first Monday of February 2001, to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for distribution at the next regular session of the Nevada Legislature a report that includes:

    1.  A summary of any actions that have been or will be taken in the judicial district to coordinate and integrate as fully as possible all such case files; and

    2.  Any suggestions for necessary legislation to assist the judicial district in coordinating and integrating as fully as possible all such case files; and be it further        

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Chief Judges of the Second and Eighth Judicial District Courts and to each district judge who is assigned to a department of the family court in those judicial districts.

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FILE NUMBER 53, SCR 31

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 31–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Humke, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 53

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing prominent native Nevadan, George J. Vucanovich.

 

    Whereas, The members of this legislative body note with sadness the passing of George J. Vucanovich on December 19, 1998; and

    Whereas, George J. Vucanovich was born April 29, 1927, in Tonopah, Nevada, grew up in Round Mountain and graduated from Tonopah High School in 1944; and

    Whereas, George Vucanovich attended the University of Nevada where he was a member of the basketball and football teams and graduated in 1950 with a degree in business administration; and

    Whereas, When George Vucanovich married Barbara Dillon in 1965, he took on the responsibility of helping raise her five children and was a “wonderful father” according to his stepdaughter, Patty Cafferata; and

    Whereas, The business career of George Vucanovich included work as an accountant and comptroller for several businesses, including Bally Distributing of Nevada Inc. where he also served as Vice President from 1980 to 1984; and

    Whereas, George Vucanovich played an active role in the community, including his membership on the board of directors of the Nevada State Fair from 1978 to 1981, the YMCA from 1978 to 1981 and the Reno Chamber of Commerce from 1980 to 1983; and

    Whereas, George Vucanovich was on the founders board of the Truckee Meadows Boys and Girls Club, was active in the Reno Air Racing Association from 1968 to 1992 and was involved in numerous other community service organizations; and

    Whereas, George Vucanovich also volunteered his time as a search pilot with the Northern Nevada aero squadron and the Reno Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol which presented him with its Red Baron Award in 1983; and

    Whereas, George Vucanovich is survived by his wife, Barbara, a sister, Violet Heath of Roseville, California, a brother, John Susich of Carson City, a son, Craig Vucanovich of Reno, stepdaughters, Patricia Dillon Cafferata and Susan Dillon Anderson of Reno and Daryn Potter of Sparks, stepsons, Kenneth Dillon of Reno and Thomas Dillon of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it


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    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature express their heartfelt sympathy and sincere condolences to the family of George J. Vucanovich; and be it further

    Resolved, That George Vucanovich will long be remembered for the many ways he so generously gave his time and energy to make life safer and more enjoyable for the residents of this state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to his wife, Barbara, his son, Craig, and his stepchildren, Patty, Susan, Daryn, Kenneth and Thomas.

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FILE NUMBER 54, SR 8

Senate Resolution No. 8–Senators Raggio, Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 54

 

SENATE RESOLUTION—Expressing appreciation to the staff of the Senate for their dedication and outstanding performance during the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature.

 

    Whereas, The Nevada Legislature undertakes an enormous task every 2 years and must depend on its staff to assist the members in the performance of their legislative duties on behalf of the residents of the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The smooth and efficient operation of the Nevada Legislature is largely dependent on the quality and dedication of its staff; and

    Whereas, This legislative session is the first session limited to 120 days, and this body recognizes the many extra demands that have been placed on the staff by requiring them to learn and assimilate new standing rules and additional deadlines; and

    Whereas, The front desk, executive assistants, sergeant at arms, committee managers, committee secretaries, personal secretaries, bill clerks and other administrative support staff who serve as attachés of the Senate have worked diligently and efficiently in their service to the members of the Senate; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, That the members of the Senate of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby express their appreciation and commend the outstanding support staff of the Senate which includes Mary Jo Mongelli, Ann-Berit Moyle, Mary R. Phillips, Mary Ellen Patt, Claire Clift, Jane Gill, Ruth B. Pierini, Charles Welsh, Sam A. Palazzolo, Ronald Sandoval, Geraldine E. Selover, John D. Turner, Shirley Hammon, Betty Christenson, Jan Hunt, Joan Thran, Dorothy Souza, Linda Chapman, Miki Primus, Jodi Curry, Paula M. Saponaro, Mary Jo Meyer, June A. Fitzpatrick, Laura Adler, Laura Arends, Sandi Arraiz, Sheri Asay, Jeanne Baret, Ricka Benum, Billie Brinkman, Julie Ann Burdette, Robin Camacho, Beverly Chapin, Cwendolyn Chapman, Millard (J.R.) Clark, Cynthia Cook, Scott Corbett, Emory Crews, Angela Culbert, Patricia DiDomenico,.


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3926 (File Number 54, SR 8)ê

 

DiDomenico, Madalena Fischer, Kelly Formby, Mary Gavin, Jo Greenslate, Patti Hampton, Judy Jacobs, Ardyss Johns, Jean Laird, Kathryn Lawrence, Maudie Long, Janice McClure, Christine Melburn, Joan Moseid, Barbara Moss, Silvia Motta, Alice Nevin, Sue Parkhurst, Marion Sandoval, Kimberly Potvin, Lela Rude, Mavis Scarff, Connie (C.J.) Smith, Mary Soscia, Crystal Rae Suess, Judith Toscano, Amelie Welden, JoAnn Wessel, Norman R. Wessel, Beverly Willis, Johnnie Willis, Rayna A. Wortman, Brian Wright, Janet Meredith, Patty Woodworth, Bob Byington, Bretia Herman, Alyce King, Oliver O. Perondi, Joe Pieretti, Rose Marie Price, Marlene Staub, Lori Whatley and Fred White; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to each member of the esteemed staff of the Senate.

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FILE NUMBER 55, AR 6

Assembly Resolution No. 6–Assemblymen Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 55

 

ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION—Expressing appreciation to the staff of the Assembly and designating April 21, 1999, as Assembly Staff Appreciation Day.

 

    Whereas, The Nevada Legislature undertakes an enormous task every 2 years in the performance of its legislative duties on behalf of the residents of the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The smooth and efficient operation of the Nevada Legislature is largely dependent upon the abilities of the members of its staff; and

    Whereas, This legislative session is the first session limited to 120 days, and this limitation places many extra demands on the staff by requiring them to learn and assimilate new skills at an accelerated rate and to process their work even more efficiently; and

    Whereas, The bill clerks, secretaries, sergeants at arms, and clerical and support staff who serve as attachés of the Assembly have worked diligently and efficiently in their service to the members of the Assembly; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, That the members of the Assembly of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby express their sincere appreciation and commend the outstanding support staff of the Assembly, which includes Susan Furlong Reil, Bonnie Borda Hoffecker, Carole Cavolick, Matthew Baker, Jasmine N. Shackley, Jason Hataway, Terry Sullivan, Charlene Brundle, Joe Crawford, Marlo Harding, Rebecca M. Harris, Gregorio D. Torres, Betty J. Phenix, Jeanne Douglass, Paula A. Winne, Jackie L. Cheney, Kathryn Lombardo, Linda A. Cooper, Karen Crawford, Harle Glover, Christina Alfonso, Rachel R. Baker, Jennifer Batchelder, Jane L. Baughman, Ken Beaton, Jennifer Carnahan,


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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3927 (File Number 55, AR 6)ê

 

Chris Casey, Cynthia Cendagorta, Cindy Clampitt, Meagen A. Colard, Christine M. Cole, Hilary A. Graunke, Sara J. Kaufman, Nykki Kinsley, Virginia Letts, Darlene A. Rubin, Sharon T. Spencer, Carol J. Thomsen, Janine Marie Toth, Charlotte S. Tucker, Novella Watson-Lee, Julie Whitacre, Joann Van Wyhe, Debbie Zuspan, Christine N. Adkins, Yolanda Baldridge, Mary Bean, Penny Brock, Cleone C. Bujalski, Bonnie Compton, Linda Corbett, Stephany Corral, Cecile Crofoot, Irene M. Davis, Kathleen A. Day, Nancy Dickson, Naomi S. Dottei, Lori Fitzgerald, Kelly S. Gregory, Marjorie L. Griffin, Donna Hancock, Nicole L. Heckman, Lonnie Heiderman, Joyce G. Hess, Barbara Houger, Marilyn Jayne, Diane Keetch, Joann Kula, Kelly Liston, Lois L. McDonald, Kelly McVey, Yhvona Martin, Carolyn J. Maynick, Nanita Moore, Aurora Ruiz, Sheila Sease, Sherie Silva, Valerie Valdez, Jackie L. Valley, Linda Young, Tabitha D. Horn, Francis L. Noe, Michael G. Collins, Stanley B. Miller, Bruce Pheiffer, Eddie Cordisco, Mary Carel, Kathryn R. Beydler, Norm Budden, Melvin Cowperthwaite, John P. Davin, John Davis, Jr., Juanita M. Heston, Kathleen L. Jorgenson, Lois LaHair, Steve Lamoreaux, Laverna E. Marwin, Bob Maynick, Brigitta Metz, Reid Meyer, John T. Meyer, Barbara Morgan, Jesse N. Picket, Mike Pintar, Shanna Pozzi and Mark A. Trabert; and be it further

    Resolved, That April 21, 1999, is hereby designated as Assembly Staff Appreciation Day in recognition of the dedicated and excellent service the staff of the Assembly has provided to the members of the Assembly and to the residents of the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to each member of the Assembly staff commended in this resolution.

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FILE NUMBER 56, ACR 47

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 47–Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Marvel, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 56

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Designating April 21, 1999, as E Clampus Vitus Day at the Nevada Legislature.

 

    Whereas, It has come to the attention of the Nevada Legislature that the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus has maintained its honorable status throughout the known world and especially in this great State of Nevada; and


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    Whereas, The Ancient and Honorable and Exceedingly Humble Order of E Clampus Vitus has survived the test of time to become one of the longest surviving brotherhoods of men that continues to fulfill a fundamental need in providing protection and kindness while advancing the noble cause of Clamperdom to residents of the Silver State, especially all the “widders” and orphans, and descendants of the argonauts; and

    Whereas, The Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus was founded in West Virginia in 1845 by Ephram Bee, owner of a tavern on the National Road, and shortly thereafter the warmhearted brothers affectionately became known as the “Clampin Vipers”; and

    Whereas, In 1860, William Stewart founded the first Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Winnemucca Lodge #1, in the Utah Territory, in the unsuspecting peaceful town known as Carson City; and

    Whereas, The creed of the Clamproctors, yesterday, as well as today, is “to protect the ‘widders’ and orphans, and MAINLY the ‘widders’”; and

    Whereas, The State of Nevada is proud to continue the tradition of 154 years of devoted service with the Nevada chapters which now include the Snowshoe Thomson Chapter of Douglas County, the Julia C. Bulette Chapter of the Comstock, the Lucinda Jane Saunders Chapter of Elko County and the Keheo Chapter of Clark County; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature, of whom many are proud members of E Clampus Vitus, do hereby declare April 21, 1999, as E Clampus Vitus Day at the Nevada Legislature, a day to be marked by appropriate revelry and thanksgiving; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus is praised and commended for its contributions to mankind and others, and recognized as an illustrious group of Clampers, Clampatrious, Vituscans and Frolicking Friars who must continue to serve and protect the residents of the Silver State; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Clamp Patriarchs, Peter Van Alstyne and John W. Riggs, Sr.

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FILE NUMBER 57, ACR 48

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 48–Assemblymen Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 57

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing former legislator and distinguished public servant, Raymond L. Knisley.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature were deeply saddened by the death of long-time Lovelock resident and distinguished public servant, Raymond L. Knisley, on May 4, 1998; and

    Whereas, Ray Knisley was born on August 22, 1898, to parents, Randolph Hughes and Minnie Waggoner Knisley, in Gentry County, Missouri, on a farm that years earlier had been surveyed by pioneer legend Daniel Boone; and

    Whereas, At an early age Ray Knisley rode by horseback from the Midwest to California where he began what would become a 50-year career starting as a polo pony trainer and working into a land developer for the family of Nevada pioneer, Lucky Baldwin; and

    Whereas, In 1921, Ray Knisley was sent to Lake Tahoe where the Baldwin family owned property to try to convince early landowners at the lake to convey portions of their land to the Federal Government in an attempt to preserve a portion of the pristine Lake Tahoe for future generations; and

    Whereas, Thirty years later in 1951, the Federal Government purchased 4,700 acres at Lake Tahoe and began creating recreational areas including Camp Richardson, making Ray Knisley’s dream a reality; and

    Whereas, On September 14, 1930, Raymond Knisley and Florence Richardson were married and from this union that lasted 37 years until Florence Knisley’s death in 1967, came two daughters, Karen Knisley of Boulder City and Barbara Knisley Lespade of Elko; and

    Whereas, Ray Knisley was elected to the Assembly representing Pershing County in 1959 and served in five regular sessions (1959, 1960, 1961, 1963 and 1965) and three special sessions (1964, 1965 and 1966); and

    Whereas, As a legislator, Ray Knisley proposed that a new standing committee was needed to handle state, county and city affairs and the Assembly Standing Committee on Government Affairs was created with Ray Knisley as its first chairman; and


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    Whereas, Ray Knisley also developed the oversight process for the issuance of general obligation bonds by counties, a process that is still used today and he worked to improve education including supporting the development of the Desert Research Institute; and

    Whereas, After his service as an Assemblyman, Ray Knisley continued to be involved in state issues and spent several years offering his wisdom and insight concerning proposed legislation to many Legislators, including the late Senator James I. Gibson; and

    Whereas, Ray Knisley was appointed to the Lake Tahoe Regional Planning Agency by former Governor Mike O’Callaghan and the years he served in this position provided the people of Nevada with outstanding representation; and

    Whereas, In 1967, Raymond Knisley was named a “Distinguished Nevadan,” at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Nevada, Reno; and

    Whereas, Ray Knisley was deeply committed to helping his community and this state and throughout the years he served as Director of the American National Cattlemen’s Association, Director and Vice President of the Nevada Cattle Association, Director and Vice President of the Nevada Taxpayers’ Association, Director of the Nevada Safety Council, Director of the Pershing County Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Tahoe-Sierra Chamber of Commerce and member of the Farm Bureau of Pershing County, Prospectors Club of Reno, Lovelock Lions Club and President of the County Farm Bureau; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature hereby express their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Raymond L. Knisley; and be it further

    Resolved, That Ray Knisley will long be remembered for his many years of distinguished service to the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Ray Knisley’s daughters, Karen Knisley and Barbara Knisley Lespade.

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ê1999 Statutes of Nevada, Page 3931ê

 

FILE NUMBER 58, SCR 32

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 32–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Humke, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 58

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing pioneer rancher and native Nevadan Roger Teglia.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature were saddened to learn of the passing of Roger Teglia on January 20, 1999; and

    Whereas, Roger Teglia, a pioneer rancher and native Nevadan, was born on December 9, 1902, in Dayton, to Guilio and Theresa Teglia, Italian immigrants; and

    Whereas, As a child, Roger Teglia attended Dayton School and worked on the family ranch located on the Carson River until 1920 when the Teglia family moved to Sparks and purchased land on Sullivan Lane to continue the family ranching business; and

    Whereas, In the 1930s, Roger Teglia established the first poultry processing and wholesale business and the first wholesale frozen food business in Northern Nevada; and

    Whereas, Roger Teglia’s conservation ethic led him to found the Nevada Fish and Game Association in 1932, the group which later created legislation that was passed in 1947 establishing what is now the Division of Wildlife of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; and

    Whereas, Roger Teglia introduced chukar partridge to Nevada in 1934 and established pheasant, chukar and fish planting programs statewide; and

    Whereas, Though Roger Teglia would be the first to admit he did not accomplish his many endeavors alone, it is true, nonetheless, that he did more to establish and develop wild gamebird populations, wetlands and recreation areas in Nevada than any other person before or since; and

    Whereas, The results of Roger Teglia’s efforts can be seen everywhere today, from Lake Mead to the Stillwater Wildlife Refuge, from Virginia Lake Park in Reno to Paradise Lake in Sparks, and in the chukar populations that now inhabit all the western states; and

    Whereas, Roger Teglia served his community as a Commissioner on the Regional Planning Commission in Washoe County for 10 years, including as Chairman from 1966 to 1969, as Republican National Finance Chairman for Nevada in the 1950s and early 1960s, on the City of Reno Housing Authority for 12 years, on the State Board of Forestry and Fire Control for 5 years and on the Washoe County Board of Adjustment for many years; and


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    Whereas, Over the years, Roger Teglia received commendations and letters of thanks from a long list of admirers, including Presidents Eisenhower, Bush and Reagan, Interior Secretary McKay, United States Senators Pittman, McCarran, Laxalt and Bryan, and Governors Pittman, Russell and List; and

    Whereas, Roger Teglia is survived by his wife, Ruth, a son, Wayne, and a daughter, Linda Forman, all of Sparks, sons, Dave of Santa Rosa, California, Dan of Los Angeles, California, and many more loving family members; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of this native Nevadan who truly loved and honored his state; and be it further

    Resolved, That Nevadans will long remember Roger Teglia for the thoughtful and valuable contributions he offered the State of Nevada throughout his life especially in the area of wildlife conservation; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Roger Teglia’s loving wife, Ruth, and his children, Wayne, Linda, Dave and Dan.

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FILE NUMBER 59, SCR 33

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 33–Senators Porter, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Tiffany, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 59

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing accomplished athlete and dedicated public servant, Sheila Renee Tarr-Smith.

 

    Whereas, The members of this legislative body were deeply saddened by the untimely passing on August 15, 1998, of Sheila Renee Tarr-Smith, an accomplished athlete and dedicated public servant; and

    Whereas, Sheila Renee Tarr was born on June 14, 1964, in Bakersfield, California, to proud parents, Gerald and Linda Tarr; and

    Whereas, In 1984, Sheila was recruited by and subsequently attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on an athletic scholarship for women’s track and field events; and


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    Whereas, In 1984, Sheila was named the conference champion of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association for the heptathlon and was selected as an alternate to the United States Olympic Team; and

    Whereas, That same year, Sheila was the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s champion in the heptathlon, a seven-event competition that includes the 100-meter hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put, 200-meter dash, 800-meter run and javelin; and

    Whereas, This collegiate championship was the first ever won by any athlete from the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, In 1985, Sheila was selected athlete of the year by the Pacific Coast Athletic Association for the second consecutive year and was runner-up in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s heptathlon; and

    Whereas, Sheila Renee Tarr-Smith was employed by the Clark County Fire Department in 1989 and was one of the first professional women firefighters in the State of Nevada, dedicating herself to the service and safety of the residents of Southern Nevada while helping to pave the way for women to work in nontraditional fields of employment; and

    Whereas, Sheila Renee Tarr-Smith was recognized for her outstanding athletic abilities in 1997 when she was inducted into both the Athletic Hall of Fame of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Southern Nevada Athletic Hall of Fame; and

    Whereas, In September 1997, Sheila was diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy; and

    Whereas, The following year on May 8, 1998, Sheila married Steve Smith of Las Vegas, but tragically, only 3 months later, succumbed to this fatal disease at the young age of 34 years; and

    Whereas, On April 3, 1999, the athletic track and field facilities of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will be named the Myron Partridge Track and Sheila Tarr-Smith Field in memory of the accomplishments of Sheila Renee Tarr-Smith in track and field events; and

    Whereas, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, currently awards a scholarship in Sheila’s name to upcoming athletes who have excelled in track and field events; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature offer their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sheila Renee Tarr-Smith; and be it further

    Resolved, That Sheila Renee Tarr-Smith will long be remembered for her outstanding contributions as a person, her dedication to helping others as a public servant and the tremendous accomplishments she attained on the athletic field during her lifetime; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Sheila Renee Tarr-Smith’s loving parents, Gerald and Linda Tarr, and husband, Steve Smith.

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FILE NUMBER 60, ACR 6

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 6–Committee on
Health and Human Services

 

FILE NUMBER 60

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Encourages the Department of Human Resources to contract with community-based organizations and essential community providers to reach out to and provide incentives to such organizations and providers that reach out to low-income families to increase participation in the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

 

    Whereas, Statistics indicate that per capita the State of Nevada has one of the highest rates of persons without health insurance in the country; and

    Whereas, Persons who do not have health insurance will often wait until they become so ill that they must be hospitalized before seeking necessary health care services; and

    Whereas, The Department of Human Resources has established the Children’s Health Insurance Program pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 1397aa to 1397jj, inclusive, which is a jointly funded program with the federal government to provide low-cost health insurance to children from low-income families in this state that do not have health insurance; and

    Whereas, It has been estimated that of the at least 25,000 children and teenagers who would qualify for health insurance under the Children’s Health Insurance Program, only 12 percent have actually enrolled in the program; and

    Whereas, Various factors have contributed to the lack of participation in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, including an insufficient effort to reach out to eligible persons in the communities where they live and work to explain the benefits of the program in a manner that the persons can relate to and understand; and

    Whereas, Studies indicate that community-based organizations and essential community providers are successful in reaching out to low-income families, communicating with such families and assisting them in enrolling their children in programs such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program; and

    Whereas, The Nevada Legislature recognizes the need to ensure the enrollment of the maximum number of children in this state who are eligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program to protect the well-being of the children in this state and to continue to offer this important benefit to low-income families in this state; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the Nevada Legislature hereby encourages the Department of Human Resources to enter into agreements with community-based organizations and essential community providers to assist the Department in reaching out to families who may be eligible to obtain health insurance for their children from the Children’s Health Insurance Program and to provide incentives to such organizations and providers that successfully enroll children in the program.  Such agreements and incentives may include, without limitation:


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    1.  Entering into agreements with community-based organizations and essential community providers to have the organizations and providers make determinations of eligibility for the Children’s Health Insurance Program;

    2.  Entering into agreements with community-based organizations and essential community providers to engage in specific outreach programs to targeted communities; and

    3.  Providing a monetary incentive to community-based organizations and essential community providers who successfully enroll a child in the program; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Director of the Department of Human Resources.

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FILE NUMBER 61, ACR 49

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 49–Assemblymen Williams, Arberry, Parks, McClain, Collins, Manendo, Segerblom, Gibbons, Von Tobel, Ohrenschall, Price, Marvel, Berman, Neighbors, Lee, Buckley, Perkins, Hettrick, Cegavske, Humke, Chowning, de Braga, Mortenson, Claborn, Gustavson, Angle, Koivisto, Parnell, Tiffany, Freeman, Bache, Anderson, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Thomas, Carpenter, Nolan, Leslie, Brower, Evans, Beers and Dini

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Neal, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 61

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing civil rights pioneer Dr. James B. McMillan.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature were saddened to learn of the passing of civil rights pioneer Dr. James B. McMillan; and

    Whereas, James B. McMillan was born on January 14, 1917, in Mississippi, to James Milton McMillan and the former Rosalie Gay; and

    Whereas, James B. McMillan graduated from the University of Detroit where he was the first black to play on the school’s football team; and

    Whereas, James B. McMillan attended and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, the country’s first black medical college, and served his country in the Army Dental Corps during World War II and the Korean War; and

    Whereas, When Dr. McMillan moved to Las Vegas in the early 1950s, he became the first black dentist in the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, At the time, the city was known as the “Mississippi of the West” where blacks were welcome at the casinos and hotels as entertainers and menial laborers, but not to gamble or socialize; and


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    Whereas, In 1960, in what is widely regarded as one of the most historic moments in Las Vegas history, Dr. McMillan, then President of the Las Vegas chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, led the successful struggle to desegregate the town by challenging the “Strip” and downtown hotels and casinos to purge themselves of their racist policies; and

    Whereas, On March 26, 1999, Clark County celebrated the 39th anniversary of the deal brokered by James McMillan which led to the desegregation of Las Vegas hotels and casinos; and

    Whereas, In addition to numerous stints as President of the Las Vegas chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dr. McMillan served as a member of the Clark County School Board from 1992 to 1996, was founder of the Las Vegas Human Rights Commission, was the first black to serve on the State Democratic Central Committee, was appointed to the Board of Dental Examiners of Nevada in 1971 by former Governor Mike O’Callaghan, served as past President of the Nevada Black Chamber of Commerce, was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and had an elementary school named in his honor in northwest Las Vegas; and

    Whereas, This “champion of the underdog,” in addition to his passion for the civil rights movement, was an active lobbyist for more equal representation of minorities in Clark County government and an advocate for better treatment, housing and transportation for seniors, worked to register blacks to vote and was instrumental in getting several schools built in west Las Vegas; and

    Whereas, Last year, Dr. McMillan’s autobiography, Fighting Back: A Life in the Struggle for Civil Rights was released; and

    Whereas, The passing of this civil rights pioneer on March 20, 1999, left behind a city whose racial outlook has changed dramatically, in large part through Dr. McMillan’s own stubborn, courageous efforts; and

    Whereas, Dr. McMillan is survived by his beloved wife, Marie, daughter, Jarmilla Arnold of Las Vegas, four sons, James B. McMillan III, Chris Bramley and Jeffrey McMillan, all of Las Vegas, and Jack Daly of Sedro Woolley, Washington, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature convey their sympathies and condolences to Dr. James McMillan’s wife, Marie, and his children; and be it further

    Resolved, That Dr. James McMillan will long be remembered for his commitment to the struggle for civil rights and racial equality; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Dr. McMillan’s loving wife, Marie.

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FILE NUMBER 62, ACR 50

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 50–Assemblymen Giunchigliani, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Wiener, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend and Washington

 

FILE NUMBER 62

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Speaker of the Assembly, Berkeley L. Bunker.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature note with profound sorrow the passing of native Nevadan and former Assemblyman Berkeley L. Bunker on January 21, 1999; and

    Whereas, The story of this native Nevadan began on August 12, 1906, on a farm in the Moapa Valley hamlet of St. Thomas, where Berkeley Bunker was born one of the 10 children of Martin and Helen Bunker, pioneers who settled in St. Thomas in 1877; and

    Whereas, In the 1920s, the Bunker family relocated to Las Vegas, a railroad town with a population of just a few thousand whose future excited Berkeley Bunker as he envisioned the possibilities which he would spend most of his life helping to make reality; and

    Whereas, After graduation from Las Vegas High School and time spent as a missionary for his church, Berkeley Bunker married his high school sweetheart, Lucille Whitehead, who was his partner for the next 55 years until her death in 1988; and

    Whereas, Berkeley Bunker later married Della Lee, a long-time friend and native of Panaca; and

    Whereas, Berkeley Bunker was elected to the Nevada Assembly in 1936, 1938 and 1940, serving as Speaker of the Assembly during his second term and also as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee; and

    Whereas, Before serving his third term as Assemblyman, Berkeley Bunker was appointed by Governor E. P. Carville to complete the term of United States Senator Key Pittman; and

    Whereas, In 1944, Berkeley Bunker won the only Nevada seat in the United States House of Representatives; and

    Whereas, After his career in politics, Berkeley Bunker, who did not believe in retirement, continued as co-owner of Bunker Brothers Mortuary and then as a bankruptcy trustee; and


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    Whereas, Berkeley Bunker’s commitment to the community is evidenced by his membership and service in numerous organizations such as the Kiwanas Club, Rotary Club, Boy Scouts of America, American Red Cross and American Cancer Society, as well as being past President of the Las Vegas YMCA and national President of the Order of the Golden Rule; and

    Whereas, Berkeley Bunker is survived by his beloved wife Della, his daughters, Loretta Derrick and Ann Harris, his stepson, Dr. James Lee Richards, his stepdaughter, Sharla Humphrey, his sister, Ann Shipley, as well as 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th Session of the Nevada Legislature express their heartfelt sympathy and sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Assemblyman Berkeley Bunker; and be it further

    Resolved, That Berkeley Bunker will long be remembered with the highest regard for his integrity, sense of humor and positive outlook as well as the rich legacy of his service to the community of Las Vegas and to the State of Nevada; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Berkeley Bunker’s family.

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FILE NUMBER 63, ACR 51

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 51–Assemblymen Von Tobel, Carpenter, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Porter, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 63

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commending Nevada’s top two youth volunteers named by the National Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for 1998.

 

    Whereas, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, sponsors the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards; and

    Whereas, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are designed to recognize young people between the ages of 11 and 18 years who have demonstrated exemplary, self-initiated community service; and


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    Whereas, Nominees are chosen each fall from more than 35,000 public and private middle-level and high schools throughout the United States, local honorees are selected from these nominees and, from these winners, two persons are chosen in each state; and

    Whereas, Nevada’s top two youth volunteers for 1998, Jamie McAdoo and Jesse Waite, were selected from a list of distinguished nominees; and

    Whereas, Jamie McAdoo, 18 years, of Elko High School in Elko was chosen for her commitment to tutoring a young autistic boy for the past 6 years and due in part to her work with this boy, she aspires to be a special education teacher; and

    Whereas, Jesse Waite, 15 years, of W. Mack Lyon Middle School in Overton was chosen for designing and organizing a landscaping project to beautify an empty lot at a local elementary school; and

    Whereas, He organized volunteers, solicited donations and, overcoming some weighty obstacles, his patience and determination enabled him to see the project to completion; and

    Whereas, These young people exemplify the spirit of the community that is so important to the future of our cities, towns and neighborhoods; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That Jamie McAdoo and Jesse Waite, Nevada’s top winners of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, are hereby commended for their role in enhancing the lives of others and making their communities better places to live through community service; and be it further

    Resolved, That the residents of the State of Nevada are urged to take inspiration from these young people and follow their example by becoming involved in community service; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit copies of this resolution to Jamie McAdoo and Jesse Waite.

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FILE NUMBER 64, ACR 52

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 52–Assemblyman Lee

 

FILE NUMBER 64

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing the former Mayor of the City of North Las Vegas, James Kent Seastrand.

 

    Whereas, Nevadans were deeply saddened by the passing of Jim Seastrand on November 2, 1997; and

    Whereas, James “Jim” Kent Seastrand was born in American Fork, Utah, on June 24, 1929; and

    Whereas, Following his graduation from American Fork High School, Jim Seastrand attended L.D.S. Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and graduated in 1954 from Brigham Young University, earning a degree in marketing and business administration; and


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    Whereas, After serving as an officer and Morman Chaplain in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and attaining the rank of captain, Jim Seastrand began a successful career in business as the owner and President of Vegas Village Shopping Corporation, and earned the trust of many in his community; and

    Whereas, His unquestioned integrity led to his appointment to fill a vacancy on the North Las Vegas City Council in 1973 when North Las Vegas was a relatively nondescript city in the shadows of Las Vegas; and

    Whereas, After serving on the North Las Vegas City Council for 6 1/2 years, Jim Seastrand was elected Mayor, and served the city for 16 years in that office; and

    Whereas, Under the diplomatic leadership of Jim Seastrand, the downtown area of North Las Vegas was revitalized by the initiation of an ambitious redevelopment program and the vast northern valley was opened up for the development of planned communities; and

    Whereas, Mayor Seastrand used his training in management and business as a force in stabilizing the resulting growth of the city as it doubled its population during his 22 1/2 years of public service; and

    Whereas, As Mayor, Jim Seastrand strove to represent all of the residents in the community and helped initiate programs such as “Make a Difference Day” which put city employees into the community for service work; and

    Whereas, Jim Seastrand helped bring his city out of the shadows of Las Vegas and give the community its own identity and positive image; and

    Whereas, Because of his many accomplishments and contributions to his community and this state, Jim Seastrand was honored in 1990 as “Nevada Public Official of the Year”; and

    Whereas, In his capacity as a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Jim Seastrand served as a Bishop, a Regional Representative of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a District President in the British Mission, President of the North Las Vegas Stake and Mission Leader for his ward, and Chairman of the Las Vegas Temple Building Committee, and he authored the religious book Journey to Eternal Life and Distractions Along the Way; and

    Whereas, Jim Seastrand was further involved in his community as Chairman of the  Nellis Air Force Base Civilian Military Council, as a member of the Nevada Development Authority Executive Board and as a Board Member of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority; and

    Whereas, Jim Seastrand received the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America in recognition of his contributions to the young people of that organization, including his persistent encouragement to all young people to get involved in politics so that they could make a difference in the world; and

    Whereas, In 1996, while serving as the Chairman of the Lake Mead Hospital Medical Center, Jim Seastrand was presented with the commendation of “Trustee of Excellence” for his contributions to that organization; and


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    Whereas, Jim Seastrand received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from National University and an Honorary Associate’s Degree from Clark County Community College for his efforts in the field of education; and

    Whereas, In 1997, Jim Seastrand was presented with the illustrious Emeritus Special Recognition Award by his alma mater for his community service as a businessman and public official; and

    Whereas, The “Jim Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas” volunteer organization was formed by the members of the Nevada Commission on Aging to aid disabled, elderly and frail persons, in tribute to his work in that field and his recent service as a member of the Commission; and

    Whereas, Jim Seastrand is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, Rosel, his daughter, Pamela Shelline of St. George, Utah, his sons, Scott, Douglas and Russell Seastrand, all of Las Vegas, and 15 grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature offer their sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of James “Jim” Seastrand, a man who left a legacy of public service, leading by example and unselfish sharing with his family, his church, his community and his state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Jim Seastrand’s beloved wife, Rosel.

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FILE NUMBER 65, SCR 15

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 15–Committee on Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 65

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Urging certain state agencies to use labor provided by offenders and volunteers for the construction and maintenance of certain facilities and projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

 

    Whereas, The Lake Tahoe Basin exhibits unique environmental and ecological conditions that are irreplaceable; and

    Whereas, The Nevada Legislature is vitally concerned with conserving those unique environmental and ecological conditions; and

    Whereas, The construction and maintenance of facilities and projects necessary for the conservation of those unique environmental and ecological conditions will be highly labor-intensive; and

    Whereas, Public and private entities, including, without limitation, the Division of State Parks of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the League to Save Lake Tahoe, have successfully used labor provided by volunteers to carry out activities relating to conservation in the Lake Tahoe Basin; and


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    Whereas, Some state agencies that perform activities relating to conservation in the Lake Tahoe Basin, including, without limitation, the Department of Transportation and the Divisions of Forestry, State Lands and State Parks of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, have successfully used labor provided by offenders to construct and maintain facilities and projects to carry out those activities; and

    Whereas, The use of labor provided by offenders and volunteers to construct and maintain facilities and projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin is a method by which state agencies may carry out activities relating to conservation within their budgets; and

    Whereas, The Nevada Legislature has enacted laws authorizing the employment of offenders, including, without limitation, provisions requiring the Director of the Department of Prisons to contract with governmental agencies for the employment of offenders; and

    Whereas, The Department of Prisons and the Division of Forestry have entered into a cooperative agreement that allows offenders housed in conservation camps to perform labor related to the conservation of the natural environment; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature hereby urge state agencies that perform activities relating to conservation in the Lake Tahoe Basin to use, to the greatest extent practicable, labor provided by offenders and volunteers to construct and maintain facilities and projects to carry out those activities; and be it
further

    Resolved, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature hereby urge the Division of Forestry to, where practicable, provide crews composed of offenders to be dedicated exclusively to working on the construction and maintenance of facilities and projects to carry out the conservation of the unique environmental and ecological conditions exhibited in the Lake Tahoe Basin; and be it further

    Resolved, That any such use of labor provided by offenders to construct and maintain facilities and projects for the conservation of the unique environmental and ecological conditions exhibited in the Lake Tahoe Basin must have an insignificant effect on the number of jobs available to the residents of this state as required by NRS 209.461 for programs for the employment of offenders; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the governing body of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the Director of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the executive head of the Divisions of Forestry, State Lands and State Parks of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Director and the Board of Directors of the Department of Transportation, the Director of the Department of Prisons and the Chief of the Budget Division of the Department of Administration.

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FILE NUMBER 66, SCR 34

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 34–Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Humke, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 66

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Assemblyman Marvin Bender Humphrey and his wife, Lucie King Humphrey.

 

    Whereas, The members of the 70th Nevada Legislature note with sadness the passing of visionary lawmaker former Assemblyman Marvin Bender Humphrey who died at his Reno residence on November 19, 1998, and also the passing of his wife of 66 years, Lucie King Humphrey, who preceded him in death on July 10, 1998; and

    Whereas, Marvin Bender Humphrey, the descendent of a pioneer ranching family that dated to the 1849 California Gold Rush was born on September 4, 1909, to Frank E. and Clara (Bender) Humphrey; and

    Whereas, Marvin Humphrey received his education from Reno schools and graduated from the University of Nevada in 1931 with a Bachelor of Science in agriculture; and

    Whereas, In 1932 Marvin Humphrey married Lucie King who later became a power in her own right in the Nevada Republican Party and was a perennial GOP National Committeewoman; and

    Whereas, The business career of Marvin Humphrey included a 30-year partnership with his brother, Frank, in the Humphrey Realty and Investment Company and co‑ownership of the Humphrey Meat Packing Company which provided food to combat forces during World War II; and

    Whereas, Marvin Humphrey served his country as a member of the United States Coast Guard in 1944 and further served the State of Nevada in numerous roles, including a term as Chairman of the Nevada Republican Party and 3 years as Nevada Public Service Commissioner; and

    Whereas, Further involvement in the community is evidenced by Marvin Humphrey’s membership in such organizations as the Rotary Club of Reno, the Reno Prospectors Club, the Reno Elks Club, the Kerak Temple, the Masonic Lodge and various others; and

    Whereas, As Chairman of the Washoe Regional Street and Highway Commission for 13 years and Chairman of the Truckee Meadows Urban Transportation Committee, the vision of Marvin Humphrey was most evident in his efforts to create the Wells Avenue overpass and to complete the McCarran Boulevard project; and


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    Whereas, During his terms as a member of the Nevada Assembly from 1947 to 1952 and again from 1957 to 1960, Marvin Humphrey played a vital role in the enactment of the Nevada Free Port Law which would allow Nevada to store goods in transit without taxation, resulting in economic benefit to the state; and

    Whereas, Marvin Humphrey is remembered for his organizational skills, his calm management style and his soft-spoken manner which helped provide balance and perspective to discussions that might otherwise have been politicized; and

    Whereas, Marvin Humphrey’s wife of 66 years, Lucie King Humphrey, served the community in her own way as a board member, President and Executive Director of the Sierra Nevada Girl Scouts over a period of 20 years, as a member of the Nevada Historical Society and the Nevada Horticultural Society, as President of the Campus YWCA Advisory Board and as a member of the steering committee for Rancho San Rafael Park; and

    Whereas, Active for many years in the Republican Party, Lucie Humphrey was appointed to the Washoe County Central Committee in 1948, was a charter member of the Republican Women’s Club of Reno, served as President of the Nevada Federation of Women from 1950 to 1953 and held office as a National Committeewoman for the State of Nevada from 1968 to 1980; and

    Whereas, In recognition of her many accomplishments, Lucie King Humphrey was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Nevada, Reno; and

    Whereas, Marvin and Lucie Humphrey are survived by their children, Joseph Humphrey of Sun Valley, Idaho, Ellen Riley and Sarah White of Reno, and Barbara Redman of Elko; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature extend their deepest sympathies to the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Marvin and Lucie Humphrey; and be it further

    Resolved, That the dedication and civic commitment of Marvin and Lucie Humphrey on behalf of the residents of the State of Nevada will be remembered through their legacy of achievements; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Marvin and Lucie Humphrey’s children, Joseph, Ellen, Sarah and Barbara.

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FILE NUMBER 67, ACR 19

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 19–Assemblymen Gibbons, Von Tobel, Segerblom, Tiffany, Freeman, Parnell, Mortenson, Bache, Lee, Humke, Carpenter, Ohrenschall, Beers, Anderson, Cegavske, Hettrick, Nolan, Leslie, Evans, Thomas, Price, Goldwater, Berman, Buckley and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 67

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Urging all Nevadans who agreed to donate organs and tissues to direct that their anatomical gifts first be offered to transplant candidates living in Nevada.

 

    Whereas, There is a critical shortage of donor organs and tissues available for transplantation in the United States; and

    Whereas, A national survey recently revealed that although 87 percent of the population in the United States support organ and tissue donation, only 50 percent of those surveyed have told a family member or friend about their decision; and

    Whereas, Four out of five people mistakenly believe that a signed donor card is all that is required for donation and are not aware that the legal next-of-kin must sign a consent form; and

    Whereas, Even if a person has agreed to donate his organs and tissues, most donors are unaware that it is possible for their donation to be offered first to any transplant candidate living in Nevada under a procedure known as “directed donation”; and

    Whereas, Without “directed donation,” any donated organ or tissue originating in Nevada is shipped to a procurement agency in California; and

    Whereas, Because of the overwhelming need of organs and tissues in California, Nevadans often are not able to receive donated organs in a timely fashion; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That members of the Legislature of the State of Nevada do hereby urge and encourage all Nevadans to notify family members that they want any organ or tissue donation to be directed first to transplant candidates who are residents of Nevada.

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FILE NUMBER 68, ACR 54

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 54–Assemblymen Giunchigliani, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Titus, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 68

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Designating April 28, 1999, as Workers’ Memorial Day in the State of Nevada.

 

    Whereas, Since 1989, April 28 has been observed as Workers’ Memorial Day by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations; and

    Whereas, Workers’ Memorial Day is not only a time to remember the workers who have succumbed to an occupational disease or been injured or killed on the job, but a time to renew the commitment to prevent these tragedies in the future; and

    Whereas, This date is significant in that it is the anniversary of the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act; and

    Whereas, Every year millions of workers, or approximately one worker every 5 seconds, become a casualty of an occupational disease or are injured or killed on the job; and

    Whereas, Too often these tragedies and the devastation they cause for these workers, their families and co-workers are quickly forgotten; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature hereby designates April 28, 1999, as Workers’ Memorial Day, a day to honor and remember the workers who have succumbed to an occupational disease or been injured or killed as a result of work-related accidents; and be it further

    Resolved, That the residents of the State of Nevada are hereby urged to observe this day by recognizing the need for strengthening safety and health protections in the workplace so that future tragedies can be prevented.

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FILE NUMBER 69, SCR 35

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 35–Senators Jacobsen, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Marvel, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 69

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

 

    Whereas, The United States of America, born in the fires of a revolution and tempered by civil wars and foreign conflicts, today embodies the highest ideals of freedom and democracy; and

    Whereas, For over 200 years, millions of Americans have answered our nation’s call to defend our freedoms and our democratic form of government against all enemies; and

    Whereas, Such service has required sacrifice, hardship, endurance, dedication, bravery, courage and the highest level of patriotism, and those who have served our country deserve special attention; and

    Whereas, In 1899, the veterans of the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection founded local organizations to secure the rights and benefits afforded to all veterans for their service to this country; and

    Whereas, These local organizations merged, creating the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, commonly known as VFW, and the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW; and

    Whereas, Today there are more than 10,000 VFW Posts worldwide with over two million members whose motto is, “We’d do anything for this country”; and

    Whereas, The VFW assists veterans and their families by providing information concerning federal, state and local government programs, fighting for job rights, educational benefits and improved medical care, and through such programs as the VFW Citizenship Education program, the VFW National Security and Foreign Affairs program and the VFW National Home for Veterans’ Children; and

    Whereas, The VFW’s commitment to youth is evidenced through its support of various youth organizations and its Voice of Democracy Scholarship program which annually provides over $2 million in scholarships to high school students; and

    Whereas, The VFW provides veterans and their families the opportunity to take part in building a better America through such community service projects as fund raisers for the sick and homeless, carnivals for children, disaster relief, support for local schools, erecting military memorials, placing flags on veterans’ graves, volunteering in veterans’ hospitals and caring for the elderly, to name a few; and


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flags on veterans’ graves, volunteering in veterans’ hospitals and caring for the elderly, to name a few; and

    Whereas, For 100 years, the VFW has continued to grow in strength, power and influence, and today ranks as the 16th most powerful membership organization in the country in getting things done for its members and for the nation, a distinction which also identifies the VFW as being the nation’s leading organization for its veterans; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature hereby recognize the 100th anniversary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; and be it further

    Resolved, That the men and women who paid for the freedom all of us enjoy today are commended for their service, dedication and commitment to this country and their fellow man; and be it further

    Resolved, That the schools, businesses, churches, civic organizations and residents of the State of Nevada are hereby urged to proudly display the flag of the United States of America and to participate in programs honoring the Veterans of Foreign Wars and all 26 million veterans of the United States military; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the VFW State Commander.

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FILE NUMBER 70, ACR 61

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 61–Committee on
Elections, Procedures, and Ethics

 

FILE NUMBER 70

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Requesting the return to the Assembly from the Governor’s office of Assembly Bill No. 350 of this session.

 

    Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 350 of this session has passed both houses of the 70th session of the Legislature, has been enrolled and delivered to the Governor; and

    Whereas, Assembly Bill No. 350 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 Assembly Bill No. 350 of this session to the Assembly for further consideration; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Governor Kenny C. Guinn as soon as practicable.

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FILE NUMBER 71, ACR 24

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 24–Assemblyman Carpenter

 

FILE NUMBER 71

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Urging the Division of Wildlife of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to consider certain factors when making wildlife management decisions.

 

    Whereas, Owners of private property and holders of water rights control significant amounts of the land and water utilized by the wildlife in the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, Farmers and ranchers have acquired and owned major portions of the private property and water rights in this state for many years; and

    Whereas, These farmers and ranchers have purposely maintained their private property in such a manner as to sustain, enhance and increase the wildlife population of our state; and

    Whereas, In the arid desert environment of Nevada, owners of private property and holders of the water rights have been the last line of defense for wildlife during severe winters and times of drought, often providing the only available feed and water; and

    Whereas, The Division of Wildlife of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recognizes, acknowledges and supports the invaluable contributions made by ranchers and farmers to the enhancement, survival and viability of Nevada’s wildlife; and

    Whereas, The residents of Nevada, through their elected representatives, governmental entities and agencies, recognize the vital contributions made by owners of private property, persons who have obtained permits to use public lands and all other users of Nevada’s lands for the continued viability of our wildlife; and

    Whereas, This legislature recognizes that it is necessary for all owners and users of land in Nevada and the managers of our wildlife to work together to ensure that we continue to sustain a healthy wildlife population 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 the Nevada Legislature hereby urge the Division of Wildlife of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to recognize, promote and actively support the contributions made by owners of private property and holders of water rights to the health, vitality and continued viability of Nevada’s wildlife and to consider these factors when making wildlife management decisions; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Administrator of the Division of Wildlife of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Board of Wildlife Commissioners.

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FILE NUMBER 72, ACR 56

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 56–Assemblymen Dini, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 72

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first discovery of gold in Nevada and proclaiming July 17 and 18, 1999, as the Nevada Gold Sesquicentennial Celebration.

 

    Whereas, The chance discovery of a few shiny metal flakes on a warm summer’s day in July of the year 1849, at the mouth of a remote canyon in what is present-day Nevada, played a significant role in changing the course of the history of the American West, founded the mining industries of Nevada and contributed the economic impetus that spurred the formation of the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The site of that discovery of placer gold is the site of the present-day Town of Dayton, County of Lyon, the first permanent non-Indian settlement in Nevada, the linear successor to Hall’s Station, McMarlin’s Station, Chinatown, Mineral Rapids and Nevada City; and

    Whereas, The Town of Dayton was the original seat of the County of Lyon from 1861 to 1911; and

    Whereas, The discovery of placer gold nuggets and the subsequent exploration of the arroyo now known as Gold Canyon led prospectors to the location of the hard-rock claim called, thereafter, the Comstock Lode; and

    Whereas, Wealth recovered from the aforesaid Comstock Lode helped support the efforts of the Union in the War Between the States; and

    Whereas, The many technical and engineering advances of the Comstock era and the wealth recovered from the Comstock Lode forever changed the course of the mining industry world-wide, and the expansion and settlement of the western United States; and

    Whereas, The 150th Anniversary of the first discovery of gold in Nevada has come to hand and the residents of the Town of Dayton have come forth to petition recognition of this momentous event and invite all to participate in a grand celebration; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature do hereby declare that in the County of Lyon, State of Nevada, United States of America, the 17th and 18th days of the month of July in the year 1999 are officially proclaimed as the Nevada Gold Sesquicentennial Celebration; and be it further


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    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Chairman of the Lyon County Commission, the Chairman of the Nevada Gold Sesquicentennial Committee and the President of the Dayton Historic Society.

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FILE NUMBER 73, ACR 57

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 57–Assemblymen Price, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 73

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Assemblyman Richard Kenneth McNeel.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature note with profound sorrow the passing of former Assemblyman Richard Kenneth McNeel; and

    Whereas, Richard Kenneth McNeel was born on October 25, 1942, in Beaumont, Texas; and

    Whereas, Richard Kenneth McNeel, who married Karen van Buren, moved to Clark County in 1962; and

    Whereas, This Vietnam War veteran attained the rank of First Lieutenant in the United States Army and was a member of the Army Reserve Corps; and

    Whereas, Richard Kenneth McNeel joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 357 in 1968 and graduated from the electrical workers’ apprenticeship program in 1974; and

    Whereas, Richard Kenneth McNeel was the first Republican from North Las Vegas to be elected to the Assembly; and

    Whereas, During his term as Assemblyman, Richard Kenneth McNeel served on the Education, Health and Welfare, Labor and Management, and Taxation Committees; and

    Whereas, Richard Kenneth McNeel was appointed as Labor Commissioner in 1979 and served in that position until 1980; and

    Whereas, Richard Kenneth McNeel was a member of the Clark County Republican Central Committee, past Vice President of the North Las Vegas Republican Club, past Director of the Nevada State Apprenticeship Council and a second generation member of the electrical workers’ union; and


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    Whereas, Richard Kenneth McNeel is survived by his beloved wife, Karen, his sons Richard and James, his daughter, Jennifer Fitzpatrick, his five brothers, James, Charles, Clark, Bill and Bobby, and his three sisters, Shirley Ahlke, Hazel Mabry and Rachel Brandon; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th Session of the Nevada Legislature mourn the loss of a respected former Assemblyman and offer their heartfelt sympathy to the family of Richard Kenneth McNeel; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Richard Kenneth McNeel’s beloved wife, Karen.

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FILE NUMBER 74, ACR 58

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 58–Assemblymen Price, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Parnell, Perkins, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

Joint Sponsors: Senators Raggio, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, Jacobsen, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

FILE NUMBER 74

 

ASSEMBLY CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing former Assemblyman Arthur P. Espinoza.

 

    Whereas, The members of the Nevada Legislature were saddened to learn of the passing of Arthur “Art” P. Espinoza; and

    Whereas, Art Espinoza was born on August 13, 1922, in Velarde, New Mexico and came to Southern Nevada in 1952; and

    Whereas, After moving to Nevada, Art Espinoza served as President of Security National Mortgage, as Regional Director of the Bank of Las Vegas, as Director of the Las Vegas Valley Water District for 6 years and as a 4-year member of the Henderson Planning Commission; and

    Whereas, Art Espinoza served as a board member and chairman for the Las Vegas Housing Authority for 28 years and Espinoza Terrace, a public housing complex, was named for him; and

    Whereas, The two-term Democratic Assemblyman was one of the first Hispanics elected to the Assembly; and

    Whereas, During his tenure with the Assembly, Art Espinoza served on the Taxation, Commerce, Education and Public Health Committees; and

    Whereas, Art Espinoza was heralded as a crusader for the poor and elderly; and


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    Whereas, Art Espinoza was involved in numerous civic organizations, including serving as President of the Henderson Boys Club, as Chairman of the Henderson Cancer Crusade and as a member of the Henderson Rotary Club, Elks, Knights of Columbus, Nevada Mortgage Bankers Association and the Henderson Chamber of Commerce; and

    Whereas, Former Assemblyman Art Espinoza is survived by his wife, Trudy Espinoza, son, John Murdoch, daughters, Patty Hinds, Alice Espinoza and Deborah Anderson, sisters, Helen Murphy, Marcia Gonzales and Patsy Wise and four grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Assembly of the State of Nevada, the Senate Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature mourn the loss of a respected and compassionate former Assemblyman and convey their admiration and condolences to the family of Art Espinoza; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Arthur Espinoza’s beloved wife, Trudy, and to his children, John Murdoch, Patty Hinds, Alice Espinoza and Deborah Anderson.

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FILE NUMBER 75, SCR 36

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 36–Senators Jacobsen, Amodei, Care, Carlton, Coffin, James, Mathews, McGinness, Neal, O’Connell, O’Donnell, Porter, Raggio, Rawson, Rhoads, Schneider, Shaffer, Titus, Townsend, Washington and Wiener

 

Joint Sponsors: Assemblymen Parnell, Anderson, Angle, Arberry, Bache, Beers, Berman, Brower, Buckley, Carpenter, Cegavske, Chowning, Claborn, Collins, de Braga, Dini, Evans, Freeman, Gibbons, Giunchigliani, Goldwater, Gustavson, Hettrick, Humke, Koivisto, Lee, Leslie, Manendo, Marvel, McClain, Mortenson, Neighbors, Nolan, Ohrenschall, Parks, Perkins, Price, Segerblom, Thomas, Tiffany, Von Tobel and Williams

 

FILE NUMBER 75

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Memorializing Nevada artist and public servant Thelma Davis Calhoun.

 

    Whereas, On October 25, 1998, the residents of the State of Nevada lost a gifted artist and dedicated servant of the state with the passing of Thelma Davis Calhoun; and

    Whereas, Thelma Davis Calhoun was born in Warren, Ohio, on August 19, 1913, to Grant and Mary Davis and received her education in Ohio before moving to Nevada with her husband, Jim Calhoun, in 1940; and

    Whereas, Some of the varied positions held by this multi-talented woman included Secretary to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1945, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Indian Education from 1947 to 1948, Research Assistant in the newly established Legislative Counsel Bureau from 1948 to 1954 and Deputy United States Marshal from 1957 to 1960, for which she proudly toted a gun; and


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    Whereas, In 1966, Thelma Calhoun was elected to the Carson City Council which at that time was working on the difficult and complex task of consolidation of Carson City and Ormsby County and was later elected to the Carson City Board of Supervisors where she served as Mayor Pro Tempore from 1977 to 1978; and

    Whereas, In addition to numerous other awards, Thelma Calhoun received the Distinguished Nevadan Award from the University of Nevada in 1978 and was named Woman of the Year in 1979 by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce; and

    Whereas, Thelma Calhoun’s strength and determination were evident in the tenacious drive which resulted in legislation that created the Nevada State Council on the Arts, now the State Arts Council, and it was the same dedication that led to the procurement of a public works grant for the establishment of the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City, which owes its existence in great part to her efforts; and

    Whereas, Creativity was a fundamental part of her life, and as an artist, the legacy of Thelma Calhoun lives on in a sizeable body of paintings, drawings and prints, including her accurately detailed depictions of many historic buildings in Carson City and Virginia City; and

    Whereas, Her artwork was characterized by careful attention to detail, a sound sense of composition and lively color, as evidenced in the piece which graced the cover of the Nevada Bell telephone directory for Reno’s Centennial Year in 1968 and other pieces which can now be found, among other places, in the Carson City Community Center and the Brewery Arts Center and on the cover of the Political History of Nevada, 1996, Tenth Edition; and

    Whereas, Thelma Calhoun is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ariaz of Reno, her son, James Grant Calhoun of Carson City, five grandchildren and ten great‑grandchildren; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate of the State of Nevada, the Assembly Concurring, That the members of the 70th session of the Nevada Legislature express their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the versatile Thelma Davis Calhoun; and be it further

    Resolved, That the artwork and other civic achievements of Thelma Davis Calhoun visible in the State of Nevada will always serve as a reminder of her devotion to Nevada and the many ways she so generously and wholeheartedly served the residents of this state; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to Thelma Calhoun’s daughter, Patricia Ariaz, and her son, James Grant Calhoun.

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FILE NUMBER 76, SJR 19

Senate Joint Resolution No. 19–Committee on Transportation

 

FILE NUMBER 76

 

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION—Urging Congress permanently to mitigate the consequences of Section 110 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.

 

    Whereas, The economy of the State of Nevada is dependent upon tourism; and

    Whereas, Canada and Mexico rank No. 1 and No. 7, respectively, among Nevada’s sources of international tourism, sending more than 1.5 million Canadian visitors and more than 104,000 Mexican visitors to this state per year; and

    Whereas, Visitors from Canada and Mexico comprise a major economic contribution to the State of Nevada; and

    Whereas, The United States has entered into international trade agreements with its neighbors, Canada and Mexico, to foster, encourage and stimulate the exchange of goods and products for mutual economic gain; and

    Whereas, The United States does not currently require departing tourists returning to Canada and Mexico to be stopped and identified at border crossings; and

    Whereas, Section 110 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 requires that a new entry-exit control system be implemented to track all foreign visitors entering and leaving the United States but does not provide any law enforcement benefits; and

    Whereas, The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 would impose new border inspection requirements for the gathering of data at entry and departure points for vehicular traffic from Canada and Mexico where none currently exist; and

    Whereas, The new border entry-exit system does not provide for any enhancement of provisions for apprehending or removing illegal immigrants, drug traffickers, terrorists or other criminals and would not curtail illegal immigration at the borders; and

    Whereas, No inspection stations or other facilities for departing foreign traverlers have been constructed; and

    Whereas, This system would be implemented at enormous expense to the taxpayers of the United States with no tangible benefits; and

    Whereas, Congress has held hearings at various sites along the Canadian border to consider exempting that country from the provisions of the Act, but no such hearings have been held or are scheduled in the Mexican border states; and

    Whereas, Mexican and Canadian tourists who enter the United States for business and recreational travel are not immigrants; and

    Whereas, These nonimmigrant Mexican and Canadian business and leisure travelers who will already be required to present travel documents to enter the United States, would be subjected to inspections and queries upon departure that would cause travel delays and inconveniences to those tourists; and


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    Whereas, Such delays and inconveniences would discourage tourism in the United States by Mexican and Canadian citizens, delay commerce and create an economic downturn; and

    Whereas, The borders with Canada and Mexico should be kept reasonably free of governmental over-involvement in order to encourage tourism, trade and legitimate economic activity that benefit all three countries; and

    Whereas, The National Governors’ Association at its meeting in Washington in February 1998 determined that the entry-exit control system may have “unintended negative consequences on international trade, tourism and the economy”; and

    Whereas, The National Governors’ Association urged suspension of implementing the entry-exit control system until Congress and the President can ensure that any such system will not disrupt tourism, trade or other legitimate traffic entering the United States; and

    Whereas, Congress passed legislation in October 1998 delaying imposition of the implementation of the provisions of Section 110 until March 31, 2001, but allowing the exit system to take effect at the airports of international entry in the United States; now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and Assembly of the State of Nevada, Jointly, That Congress is hereby urged permanently to mitigate the consequences of the provisions of Section 110 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996; and be it further

    Resolved, That Congress is encouraged to keep the borders between the United States and Canada and Mexico reasonably free of governmental over-involvement and to impose no new restrictions until infrastructure is available that can collect data and detect illegal and unwanted immigration without disrupting legitimate tourist travel; and be it further

    Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to the Vice President of the United States as the presiding officer 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 becomes effective upon passage and approval.

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FILE NUMBER 77, SCR 16

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16–Committee on
Natural Resources

 

FILE NUMBER 77

 

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION—Directing the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to continue the review of the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact.

 

    Whereas, The Tahoe Regional Planning Compact provides for the maintenance of the scenic, recreational, educational, scientific, natural and public health values of the entire Lake Tahoe Basin; and

 

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