[Rev. 6/2/2018 3:41:29 PM--2017]

CHAPTER 233I - NEVADA COMMISSION FOR WOMEN

NRS 233I.010         “Commission” defined.

NRS 233I.020         Legislative declaration; creation; membership; designation of Chair and Vice Chair; terms and reappointment of officers.

NRS 233I.030         Members: Terms of office; reappointment; vacancies.

NRS 233I.040         Members: Reimbursement for certain expenses.

NRS 233I.050         Meetings; quorum.

NRS 233I.060         Powers and duties. [Effective through December 31, 2022.]

NRS 233I.060         Powers and duties. [Effective January 1, 2023.]

NRS 233I.070         Appointment of committees.

NRS 233I.080         Department of Administration to provide staff assistance; volunteer workers and consultants. [Effective through December 31, 2022.]

NRS 233I.080         Department of Administration to provide staff assistance; volunteer workers and consultants. [Effective January 1, 2023.]

NRS 233I.090         Gifts, grants and contributions.

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      NRS 233I.010  “Commission” defined.  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, “Commission” means the Nevada Commission for Women.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1910; A 1995, 1921)

      NRS 233I.020  Legislative declaration; creation; membership; designation of Chair and Vice Chair; terms and reappointment of officers.

      1.  The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the creation of the Nevada Commission for Women is necessary to advance women toward full equality in all areas.

      2.  The Nevada Commission for Women, consisting of 10 members appointed by the Governor, is hereby created.

      3.  The members appointed to the Commission must, insofar as practicable, reflect the diversity of this State, including, without limitation, the varied political philosophies regarding issues of concern to women.

      4.  The Governor shall designate one member of the Commission to serve as Chair and one member of the Commission to serve as Vice Chair.

      5.  Each Chair, Vice Chair and other officer of the Commission shall serve for a term of 1 year and may be reappointed for one additional term.

      6.  No more than five members of the Commission may be from the same political party.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1910; A 1995, 1921; 2017, 299)

      NRS 233I.030  Members: Terms of office; reappointment; vacancies.  Except for the initial members, the term of office of each member of the Commission is 3 years and commences on July 1 of the year of appointment. The members shall continue in office until their successors are appointed. Members are eligible for reappointment, except that no member may serve for any part of more than two consecutive terms. Vacancies must be filled by appointment for the unexpired terms by the Governor.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1910; A 1995, 1921)

      NRS 233I.040  Members: Reimbursement for certain expenses.  Members of the Commission receive no compensation for their services, but are entitled to be reimbursed for all travel and other expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in the performance of their duties, within the limits of money available from gifts, grants, contributions and other money received pursuant to NRS 233I.090.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1910; A 1995, 1921)

      NRS 233I.050  Meetings; quorum.  The Commission shall meet at the call of the Chair as frequently as required to perform its duties, but no less than quarterly. A majority of the members of the Commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business, and a majority of those present at any meeting is sufficient for any official action taken by the Commission.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1911; A 1995, 1921; 2013, 1617)

      NRS 233I.060  Powers and duties. [Effective through December 31, 2022.]

      1.  The Commission shall study the changing and developing roles of women in society, including, without limitation, the recognition of socioeconomic factors that influence the status of women, and recommend proposed legislation.

      2.  The Commission shall assist the Secretary of State in developing the survey of businesses in this State described in NRS 75A.410.

      3.  The Commission may:

      (a) Collect and disseminate information on activities, programs and essential services available to women in Nevada.

      (b) Advise executive and legislative bodies on the effect of proposed legislation on women.

      (c) Inform the news media, educators, governmental officers, professional, business and labor leaders and other persons in positions of authority or influence about issues pertaining to women.

      (d) Provide referrals and serve as a resource for information on issues pertaining to women.

      (e) Identify and recommend qualified women for positions in all levels of government.

      (f) Promote and facilitate collaboration among commissions and organizations for women at the local, state and national levels.

      (g) Recognize and promote the contributions that women in this State make at the local, state and national levels.

      (h) Enter into any contract or other agreement appropriate to carry out the provisions of this chapter, subject to the prior approval of the Director of the Department of Administration.

      (i) Prepare an annual work program outlining the objectives and tasks of the Commission for the year.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1911; A 1995, 1921; 2017, 300, 2895)

      NRS 233I.060  Powers and duties. [Effective January 1, 2023.]

      1.  The Commission shall study the changing and developing roles of women in society, including, without limitation, the recognition of socioeconomic factors that influence the status of women, and recommend proposed legislation.

      2.  The Commission may:

      (a) Collect and disseminate information on activities, programs and essential services available to women in Nevada.

      (b) Advise executive and legislative bodies on the effect of proposed legislation on women.

      (c) Inform the news media, educators, governmental officers, professional, business and labor leaders and other persons in positions of authority or influence about issues pertaining to women.

      (d) Provide referrals and serve as a resource for information on issues pertaining to women.

      (e) Identify and recommend qualified women for positions in all levels of government.

      (f) Promote and facilitate collaboration among commissions and organizations for women at the local, state and national levels.

      (g) Recognize and promote the contributions that women in this State make at the local, state and national levels.

      (h) Enter into any contract or other agreement appropriate to carry out the provisions of this chapter, subject to the prior approval of the Director of the Department of Administration.

      (i) Prepare an annual work program outlining the objectives and tasks of the Commission for the year.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1911; A 1995, 1921; 2017, 300, 2895, 2896, effective January 1, 2023)

      NRS 233I.070  Appointment of committees.  The Chair of the Commission may, with the approval of the Commission, appoint committees from its members to assist in carrying out any of the functions or duties of the Commission.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1911; A 1995, 1921)

      NRS 233I.080  Department of Administration to provide staff assistance; volunteer workers and consultants. [Effective through December 31, 2022.]

      1.  The Director of the Department of Administration shall provide staff assistance to the Commission in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the Commission, as the Governor deems appropriate.

      2.  The Commission may engage the services of:

      (a) Volunteer workers; and

      (b) Consultants on specific projects pursuant to NRS 333.700 as is necessary from time to time, within the limits of money available to the Commission pursuant to NRS 233I.090.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1911; A 1995, 1921; 2017, 300, 2895)

      NRS 233I.080  Department of Administration to provide staff assistance; volunteer workers and consultants. [Effective January 1, 2023.]

      1.  The Director of the Department of Administration shall provide staff assistance to the Commission as the Governor deems appropriate.

      2.  The Commission may engage the services of:

      (a) Volunteer workers; and

      (b) Consultants on specific projects pursuant to NRS 333.700 as is necessary from time to time, within the limits of money available to the Commission pursuant to NRS 233I.090.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1911; A 1995, 1921; 2017, 300, 2895, 2896, effective January 1, 2023)

      NRS 233I.090  Gifts, grants and contributions.  The Commission may apply for and receive gifts, grants, contributions or other money from the Federal Government, private agencies, affiliated associations and other persons for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this chapter and for defraying expenses incurred by the Commission in the discharge of its duties.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1911; A 1995, 1921)