Nrs: Chapter 480 - Administration Of Laws Relating To Public Safety

Link to law: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-480.html
Published: 2015

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC SAFETY; VEHICLES; WATERCRAFT

CHAPTER 480 - ADMINISTRATION OF LAWS

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 480.010           Definitions.



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

NRS 480.100           Creation;

powers and duties set forth in chapter.

NRS 480.110           Department

to execute, administer and enforce, and perform functions and duties provided

in certain other chapters and sections of NRS.

NRS 480.120           Director

of Department: Creation of office; appointment; classification; other

employment prohibited; employment of deputies and staff.

NRS 480.130           Divisions

of Department.

NRS 480.140           Functions

and responsibilities of divisions.

NRS 480.150           General

duties and powers of Director.

NRS 480.160           Main

office of Department to be kept in Carson City; maintenance of branch offices.

NRS 480.170           Deposit

of money collected or received by certain divisions.

NEVADA HIGHWAY PATROL

NRS 480.300           Creation

of division.

NRS 480.310           Composition.

NRS 480.320           Payment

of cadets.

NRS 480.330           Powers

and duties of Chief; appointment of personnel to protect life and property and

enforce state law.

NRS 480.340           Contracts

to provide services relating to control of vehicular traffic in connection with

special events.

NRS 480.350           Qualifications

of appointed personnel.

NRS 480.360           Duties

of personnel.

NRS 480.370           Nevada

Highway Patrol Revolving Account: Creation; permissible use; administration;

amount of money to be deposited.

INVESTIGATION DIVISION

NRS 480.400           Definitions.

NRS 480.410           “Investigation

Division” defined.

NRS 480.420           “Off-road

vehicle” defined.

NRS 480.430           “Special

mobile equipment” defined.

NRS 480.440           “Vehicle”

defined.

NRS 480.450           Composition

of Division.

NRS 480.460           Duties

of Chief of Division.

NRS 480.470           Additional

duties of Chief of Division; powers of Chief; accounting for and expenditure of

money.

NRS 480.480           Agreements

with other law enforcement agencies; powers and responsibilities of peace

officer acting pursuant to agreement.

NRS 480.490           Appointment

of persons with special skills or training; “category I peace officer” defined.

NRS 480.500           Identification

of dead bodies; missing persons.

NRS 480.510           Sheriffs

and chiefs of police to furnish to Division certain information concerning

violations connected to controlled substances, dangerous drugs and theft of

vehicles.

NRS 480.520           Authority

of Director to expend appropriated money to purchase or otherwise obtain

evidence; duty of State Controller; keeping of money.

ACCIDENT REPORTS; LOCATING STOLEN VEHICLES

NRS 480.600           Duty

of Nevada Highway Patrol and Investigation Division to provide copies of

accident reports, statements by witnesses and photographs upon request; timing;

fee for reproduction; exceptions.

NRS 480.610           Inspections

for purpose of locating stolen vehicles: Authority to conduct; timing;

privately owned terminals and parking facilities; definitions.

ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN ACCOUNTS

NRS 480.800           Justice

Assistance Grant Trust Account.

NRS 480.810           Account

for Reentry Programs.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NRS 480.010  Definitions.  As

used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

      1.  “Department” means the Department of

Public Safety.

      2.  “Director” means the Director of the

Department of Public Safety.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2532)

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

      NRS 480.100  Creation; powers and duties set forth in chapter.

      1.  The Department of Public Safety is

hereby created.

      2.  The Department is vested with the

powers and authority provided in this chapter and shall carry out the purposes

of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2532)

      NRS 480.110  Department to execute, administer and enforce, and perform

functions and duties provided in certain other chapters and sections of NRS.  Except as otherwise provided therein, the

Department shall execute, administer and enforce, and perform the functions and

duties provided in:

      1.  Chapters

176A and 213 of NRS relating to parole

and probation;

      2.  Chapter

414 of NRS relating to emergency management;

      3.  Chapter

453 of NRS relating to controlled substances and chapter 454 of NRS relating to dangerous drugs;

      4.  Chapter

459 of NRS relating to the transportation of hazardous materials;

      5.  Chapter

477 of NRS relating to the State Fire Marshal; and

      6.  NRS

486.363 to 486.377, inclusive,

relating to the education and safety of motorcycle riders.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2532; A 2003, 415)

      NRS 480.120  Director of Department: Creation of office; appointment;

classification; other employment prohibited; employment of deputies and staff.

      1.  The office of Director is hereby

created within the Department of Public Safety.

      2.  The Director of the Department:

      (a) Is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of

the Governor;

      (b) Must be appointed with special reference to

his or her training, experience, capacity and interest in the field of

administration or the administering of laws relating to public safety;

      (c) Is in the unclassified service of the State;

and

      (d) Shall devote his or her entire time and

attention to the business of the office and shall not pursue any other business

or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      3.  The Director may, within the limits of

legislative appropriations, employ such deputy directors as may be needed for

the administration of the Department. A deputy director:

      (a) Serves at the pleasure of the Director;

      (b) Must be appointed with special reference to

his or her training, experience, capacity and interest in the field of

administration or the administering of laws relating to public safety;

      (c) Is in the unclassified service of the State;

and

      (d) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 284.143, shall devote his or her

entire time and attention to the business of the office and shall not pursue

any other business or occupation or hold any other office of profit.

      4.  The Director shall appoint such

technical, clerical and operational staff as the execution of his or her duties

and the operation of the Department may require.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2532)

      NRS 480.130  Divisions of Department.  The

Department consists of:

      1.  An Investigation Division;

      2.  A Nevada Highway Patrol Division;

      3.  A Division of Emergency Management;

      4.  A State Fire Marshal Division;

      5.  A Division of Parole and Probation;

      6.  A Capitol Police Division;

      7.  A Training Division; and

      8.  A General Services Division.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2533; A 2007, 2926; 2011, 1069;

2013, 2099)

      NRS 480.140  Functions and responsibilities of divisions.  The primary functions and responsibilities of

the divisions of the Department are as follows:

      1.  The Investigation Division shall:

      (a) Execute, administer and enforce the

provisions of chapter 453 of NRS relating to

controlled substances and chapter 454 of NRS

relating to dangerous drugs;

      (b) Assist the Secretary of State in carrying out

an investigation pursuant to NRS 293.124;

and

      (c) Perform such duties and exercise such powers

as may be conferred upon it pursuant to this chapter and any other specific

statute.

      2.  The Nevada Highway Patrol Division

shall, in conjunction with the Department of Motor Vehicles, execute,

administer and enforce the provisions of chapters

484A to 484E, inclusive, of NRS and

perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it

pursuant to NRS 480.360 and any other specific statute.

      3.  The Division of Emergency Management

shall execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapter 414 of NRS and perform such duties and

exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to chapter 414 of NRS and any other specific

statute.

      4.  The State Fire Marshal Division shall

execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapter

477 of NRS and perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be

conferred upon it pursuant to chapter 477 of

NRS and any other specific statute.

      5.  The Division of Parole and Probation

shall execute, administer and enforce the provisions of chapters 176A and 213

of NRS relating to parole and probation and perform such duties and exercise

such powers as may be conferred upon it pursuant to those chapters and any

other specific statute.

      6.  The Capitol Police Division shall

assist in the enforcement of subsection 1 of NRS

331.140.

      7.  The Training Division shall provide

training to the employees of the Department.

      8.  The General Services Division shall:

      (a) Execute, administer and enforce the

provisions of chapter 179A of NRS and

perform such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred upon it

pursuant to chapter 179A of NRS and any

other specific statute;

      (b) Provide dispatch services for the Department

and other agencies as determined by the Director;

      (c) Maintain records of the Department as

determined by the Director; and

      (d) Provide support services to the Director, the

divisions of the Department and the Nevada Criminal Justice Information System

as may be imposed by the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2533; A 2007, 2927; 2011, 1069;

2013, 2100)

      NRS 480.150  General duties and powers of Director.

      1.  The Director shall:

      (a) Direct and supervise all administrative and

technical activities of the Department.

      (b) Formulate the policies of the Department and

the various divisions thereof.

      (c) Coordinate the activities of the various

divisions of the Department.

      (d) Furnish fiscal, accounting and other

administrative services to the various divisions of the Department.

      (e) Adopt such regulations as he or she deems

necessary for the operation of the Department and the enforcement of all laws

administered by the Department.

      2.  The Director may delegate to the

officers and employees of the Department such authorities and responsibilities

not otherwise delegated by a specific statute as the Director deems necessary

for the efficient conduct of the business of the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2534; A 2011, 1070)

      NRS 480.160  Main office of Department to be kept in Carson City; maintenance

of branch offices.

      1.  The Department shall keep its main

office at Carson City, Nevada, in rooms provided by the Buildings and Grounds

Section of the State Public Works Division of the Department of Administration.

      2.  The Department may maintain such branch

offices throughout the State as the Director deems necessary for the efficient

operation of the Department and the various divisions thereof in space provided

by the Buildings and Grounds Section. Any leases or agreements entered into

pursuant to this subsection must be executed in accordance with the provisions

of NRS 331.110.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2534; A 2011, 2554,

2985)

      NRS 480.170  Deposit of money collected or received by certain divisions.  Money collected or received by:

      1.  The Division of Emergency Management

pursuant to chapter 414 of NRS; or

      2.  The State Fire Marshal Division

pursuant to chapter 477 of NRS,

Ê must be

deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the appropriate accounts of

the respective divisions.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2534)

NEVADA HIGHWAY PATROL

      NRS 480.300  Creation of division.  There

is hereby created within the Department a division to be known as the Nevada

Highway Patrol.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2535)

      NRS 480.310  Composition.  The

Nevada Highway Patrol is composed of the following personnel appointed by the

Director:

      1.  One Chief; and

      2.  Such number of inspectors, supervisors,

troopers and commercial officers as the Director determines necessary to

perform the duties set forth in NRS 480.360, within

the limits of legislative appropriations therefor.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2535)

      NRS 480.320  Payment of cadets.  The

Nevada Highway Patrol shall not authorize any payment to a cadet for remaining

ready for duty if the cadet is attending an authorized training academy for

which room and board is provided at no cost to the cadet.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2535)

      NRS 480.330  Powers and duties of Chief; appointment of personnel to protect

life and property and enforce state law.

      1.  The Chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol

is the chief officer of the Nevada Highway Patrol and has the powers and duties

provided in NRS 480.360, which must be performed

under the direction and supervision of the Director.

      2.  When requested by the Governor to

preserve order, protect life or property and enforce the laws of this State,

the Chief may appoint such personnel of the Nevada Highway Patrol as may be

necessary for that purpose. The salaries and expenses of the personnel

incidental to those operations must be paid out of appropriations for the

Department from the State General Fund.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2535)

      NRS 480.340  Contracts to provide services relating to control of vehicular

traffic in connection with special events.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section, the Chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol may enter into a contract with

any person or governmental agency to provide services for the control of

vehicular traffic related to or affected by any special event sponsored by the

person or agency.

      2.  Any such contract:

      (a) Must require the sponsor of the special event

to reimburse the Nevada Highway Patrol for the cost of the services provided.

      (b) May require the sponsor to furnish a bond to

ensure that reimbursement is made.

      (c) Is subject to the following limitations:

             (1) The services provided pursuant to the

contract must be provided by personnel of the Nevada Highway Patrol or other

qualified personnel of the Department.

             (2) The services required must not impair

the ability of the Nevada Highway Patrol to perform its customary duties.

      3.  Any money received by the Nevada

Highway Patrol pursuant to such a contract must be deposited with the State

Treasurer for credit to the State Highway Fund.

      4.  As used in this section, “special

event” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

484A.800.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2535; A 2005, 676; 2007, 2043)

      NRS 480.350  Qualifications of appointed personnel.  Personnel

appointed for duty in the Nevada Highway Patrol must:

      1.  Be persons qualified at the time of

their appointment with the knowledge of all traffic laws of this State and the

provisions of chapters 482, 483 and 706 of

NRS.

      2.  Be versed in all laws relating to the

powers of police officers as to traffic law violations and other offenses

committed over and along the highways of this State.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2535)

      NRS 480.360  Duties of personnel.  The

duties of the personnel of the Nevada Highway Patrol include, without

limitation:

      1.  To police the public highways of this

State, to enforce and to aid in enforcing thereon all the traffic laws of the

State of Nevada and to enforce all other laws of this State when:

      (a) In the apprehension or pursuit of an offender

or suspected offender;

      (b) Making arrests for crimes committed in their

presence or upon or adjacent to the highways of this State; or

      (c) Making arrests pursuant to a warrant in the

officer’s possession or communicated to the officer.

      2.  To investigate accidents on all primary

and secondary highways within the State of Nevada resulting in personal injury,

property damage or death, and to gather evidence to prosecute any person guilty

of any violation of the law contributing to the happening of such an accident.

      3.  In conjunction with the Department of

Motor Vehicles, to enforce the provisions of chapters

365, 366, 408,

482 to 486,

inclusive, 487 and 706 of NRS.

      4.  To enforce the provisions of laws and

regulations relating to motor carriers, the safety of their vehicles and

equipment, and their transportation of hazardous materials and other cargo.

      5.  To maintain the repository for

information concerning hazardous materials in Nevada and to carry out its

duties pursuant to chapter 459 of NRS

concerning the transportation of hazardous materials.

      6.  To perform such other duties in

connection with those specified in this section as may be imposed by the

Director.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536; A 2001, 2639; 2005, 676; 2007, 2927)

      NRS 480.370  Nevada Highway Patrol Revolving Account: Creation; permissible

use; administration; amount of money to be deposited.  The

Nevada Highway Patrol Revolving Account is hereby created as a special account

in the State Highway Fund and must be used for making change in the main and

branch offices of the Nevada Highway Patrol. The Account must be administered

by the Chief of the Highway Patrol. The State Board of Examiners shall

determine the amount of money to be deposited in the Account, within the limits

of money available for that purpose.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 676)

INVESTIGATION DIVISION

      NRS 480.400  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 480.400 to 480.520,

inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined

in NRS 480.410 to 480.440,

inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536)

      NRS 480.410  “Investigation Division” defined.  “Investigation

Division” means the Investigation Division of the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536)

      NRS 480.420  “Off-road vehicle” defined.  “Off-road

vehicle” means a vehicle which is intended for recreational or industrial use

and which is not intended or designed for use on a public highway.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536)

      NRS 480.430  “Special mobile equipment” defined.  “Special

mobile equipment” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.123.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536)

      NRS 480.440  “Vehicle” defined.  “Vehicle”

has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

482.135.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536)

      NRS 480.450  Composition of Division.  The

Investigation Division is composed of:

      1.  A Chief appointed by the Director; and

      2.  Within the limits of legislative

appropriations, a number of investigators and agents which the Director

determines to be sufficient to carry out the duties of the Division, who are

employed in the classified service of the State.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536)

      NRS 480.460  Duties of Chief of Division.  The

Chief of the Investigation Division shall:

      1.  Furnish services relating to the

investigation of crimes, including interrogation with the use of polygraph

instruments, upon the request of the Attorney General or any sheriff, chief of

police or district attorney.

      2.  Disseminate information relating to the

dangers of the use of controlled substances and dangerous drugs.

      3.  Provide and operate a system of

recording all information received by the Investigation Division relating to

persons who have alleged connections with organized crime or have some

connection with violations of laws regulating controlled substances or

dangerous drugs.

      4.  Arrange for the purchase of controlled

substances and dangerous drugs when such a purchase is necessary in an

investigation of offenses relating to controlled substances and dangerous

drugs.

      5.  Procure from law enforcement agencies

and other reliable sources information relating to violators of laws which

govern controlled substances and dangerous drugs, including information about

their character, probable motives, circumstances of arrest, methods of operation

and other pertinent information.

      6.  Enforce the provisions of chapter 453 of NRS.

      7.  Furnish information relating to any

person of whom he or she maintains a record to any law enforcement agency.

      8.  Assist the Secretary of State in

carrying out an investigation pursuant to NRS

293.124.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2536; A 2009, 37)

      NRS 480.470  Additional duties of Chief of Division; powers of Chief;

accounting for and expenditure of money.

      1.  The Chief of the Investigation Division

shall:

      (a) Investigate and enforce the provisions of law

relating to theft and fraud in matters concerning vehicles, including special

mobile equipment and off-road vehicles.

      (b) Procure from law enforcement agencies and

other reliable sources information relating to violators of laws that govern

theft and fraud relating to vehicles, including special mobile equipment and

off-road vehicles. The information may concern the character of the violators,

their probable motives, the circumstances of their arrests and their methods of

operation, and may include any other pertinent information.

      (c) Establish and conduct proactive law enforcement

programs intended to reduce the incidence of commercial theft and fraud related

to vehicles.

      2.  To carry out the provisions of this

section, the Chief of the Investigation Division may:

      (a) Accept gifts and grants of money from any

person or governmental agency; and

      (b) Employ or contract with persons to provide

professional or technical assistance to the Division, payable from the money

accepted pursuant to this section.

      3.  Money accepted by the Chief pursuant to

this section must be accounted for separately in the State General Fund and is

hereby authorized for expenditure to:

      (a) Pay the cost of carrying out the duties of

the Chief set forth in this section.

      (b) Conduct educational programs to provide

information to owners of vehicles, including special mobile equipment and

off-road vehicles, concerning the prevention and reduction of commercial theft

and fraud related to vehicles.

      (c) Provide such equipment as the Chief

determines is necessary to test methods of preventing or reducing commercial

theft and fraud related to vehicles.

      4.  As used in this section, “commercial

theft” means the theft of vehicles, including special mobile equipment and

off-road vehicles, for financial gain.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2537)

      NRS 480.480  Agreements with other law enforcement agencies; powers and

responsibilities of peace officer acting pursuant to agreement.  The Chief of the Investigation Division may

enter into agreements with any state or local law enforcement agency in this

State or in any other state to carry out the duties of the Division. A peace

officer, while carrying out the duties of the Investigation Division pursuant

to such an agreement, has the same powers and responsibilities as an

investigator of the Investigation Division.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2538)

      NRS 480.490  Appointment of persons with special skills or training;

“category I peace officer” defined.

      1.  If circumstances require the

appointment of persons with special skills or training, the Chief of the

Investigation Division may appoint persons as investigators who have those

special skills or training and have completed the requirements for the training

of a category I peace officer. A person appointed as an investigator has the

powers of a peace officer while carrying out the duties assigned to him or her

by the Chief or a person designated by the Chief.

      2.  As used in this section, “category I

peace officer” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 432B.610.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2538)

      NRS 480.500  Identification of dead bodies; missing persons.

      1.  When a coroner is unable to establish

the identity of a dead body by means other than by dental records, the coroner

shall have a dental examination of the body made by a dentist. The dentist

shall prepare a record of his or her findings and forward it to the coroner,

who shall enter the information into the computer for the National Crime

Information Center.

      2.  Each sheriff, chief of police or other

law enforcement agency which receives a report of a person missing under

suspicious circumstances who is 18 years of age or older shall:

      (a) Notify immediately such persons and make

inquiries concerning the missing person as the agency deems necessary; and

      (b) Enter the information concerning the missing

person into the computer for the National Crime Information Center.

      3.  The sheriff, chief of police or other

law enforcement agency shall request the written consent of the next of kin or

guardian of a person who has been reported to him or her as missing for 30 days

or more to obtain certain identifying information about the missing person that

the National Crime Information Center recommends be provided from the

appropriate providers of medical care. After receiving the written consent, the

sheriff, chief of police or other law enforcement agency shall obtain the identifying

information from the providers of medical care and enter that information and

any other relevant information into the computer for the National Crime

Information Center for comparison with the identifying information that is on

file concerning unidentified deceased persons. This subsection does not prevent

the voluntary release of identifying information about the missing person by

the next of kin or guardian of the missing person at any time.

      4.  The next of kin or guardian of the

person reported as missing shall promptly notify the appropriate law

enforcement agency when the missing person is found.

      5.  The sheriff, chief of police or other

law enforcement agency shall update the records entered into the computer for

the National Crime Information Center when a missing person has been found.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2538; A 2009, 38)

      NRS 480.510  Sheriffs and chiefs of police to furnish to Division certain

information concerning violations connected to controlled substances, dangerous

drugs and theft of vehicles.  Each

sheriff and chief of police shall furnish to the Investigation Division, on

forms approved by the Division, all information obtained in an investigation or

a prosecution of any person who has been alleged to have violated any criminal

law of this State if in the investigation of the violation it appears that

there is some connection with:

      1.  Controlled substances or dangerous

drugs; or

      2.  The theft of vehicles, including

special mobile equipment or off-road vehicles.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2539)

      NRS 480.520  Authority of Director to expend appropriated money to purchase

or otherwise obtain evidence; duty of State Controller; keeping of money.

      1.  The Director may, as he or she

determines necessary, to assist local law enforcement agencies or the

Investigation Division in the purchase of evidence and in employing persons

other than peace officers to obtain evidence, expend money appropriated for

such a purpose.

      2.  Upon receiving a written request from

the Director for money appropriated pursuant to this section, the State

Controller shall draw a warrant, payable to the Director, in an amount which

does not exceed any limit set by the Legislature in the appropriation.

      3.  The Director may keep money drawn

pursuant to this section in accounts in one or more banks or credit unions or

in cash.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2539)

ACCIDENT REPORTS; LOCATING STOLEN VEHICLES

      NRS 480.600  Duty of Nevada Highway Patrol and Investigation Division to

provide copies of accident reports, statements by witnesses and photographs

upon request; timing; fee for reproduction; exceptions.  The Nevada Highway Patrol and the

Investigation Division of the Department shall, within 7 days after receipt of

a written request of a person who claims to have sustained damages as a result

of an accident, or the person’s legal representative or insurer, and upon

receipt of a reasonable fee to cover the cost of reproduction, provide the

person, legal representative or insurer, as applicable, with a copy of the

accident report and all statements by witnesses and photographs in the

possession or under the control of the Nevada Highway Patrol or the

Investigation Division that concern the accident, unless:

      1.  The materials are privileged or

confidential pursuant to a specific statute; or

      2.  The accident involved:

      (a) The death or substantial bodily harm of a

person;

      (b) Failure to stop at the scene of an accident;

or

      (c) The commission of a felony.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2539; A 2005, 701)

      NRS 480.610  Inspections for purpose of locating stolen vehicles: Authority

to conduct; timing; privately owned terminals and parking facilities;

definitions.

      1.  For the purpose of locating stolen

vehicles, except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, an employee of the

Department or a local law enforcement agency whose primary responsibility is to

conduct investigations involving the theft of motor vehicles, may inspect:

      (a) The identification numbers of a vehicle that

is on the highway or in any garage, repair shop, terminal, parking facility,

establishment where new or used vehicles or equipment for vehicles are sold,

leased or rented, vehicle salvage pool or any other similar establishment, or

any commercial location where agricultural or construction work is being

actively performed; and

      (b) The title or registration of a vehicle

described in paragraph (a) to determine the rightful ownership or possession of

the vehicle or an identifiable component part.

      2.  Whenever possible, a person who

conducts an inspection pursuant to this section shall conduct the inspection

during normal business hours and in such a manner as to minimize any

interference with or delay of the business operations of the establishment

where the inspection takes place.

      3.  A person may not conduct an inspection

pursuant to this section of a terminal that is privately owned or a parking

facility that is privately owned unless, before conducting the inspection, the

person obtains permission to conduct the inspection from:

      (a) The owner of the terminal or parking

facility; or

      (b) An agent or representative of the owner who

has been authorized by the owner to grant permission to a person seeking to

conduct an inspection pursuant to this section.

      4.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Garage” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 487.540.

      (b) “Identifiable component part” means a

component of a motor vehicle that may be distinguished from other similar

components by a serial number or other distinguishing number, sign or mark.

      (c) “Local law enforcement agency” means:

             (1) The sheriff’s office of a county;

             (2) A metropolitan police department; or

             (3) A police department of an incorporated

city.

      (d) “Parking facility” means a parking deck,

parking garage, parking structure or paved or unpaved parking lot that members

of the public regularly enter, are reasonably likely to enter, or are invited

or permitted to enter as invitees or licensees.

      (e) “Terminal” means a terminal that members of

the public regularly enter, are reasonably likely to enter, or are invited or

permitted to enter as invitees or licensees.

      (f) “Vehicle” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.135.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2539)

ADMINISTRATION OF CERTAIN ACCOUNTS

      NRS 480.800  Justice Assistance Grant Trust Account.

      1.  The Justice Assistance Grant Trust

Account is hereby created in the State General Fund. All money received by the

State of Nevada pursuant to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

Program, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3750 et seq., must be deposited in the Trust Account.

      2.  The Director shall administer the Trust

Account.

      3.  The money in the Trust Account may only

be expended in accordance with the provisions of the Edward Byrne Memorial

Justice Assistance Grant Program, 42 U.S.C. §§ 3750 et seq., and any

regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      4.  The interest and income earned on the

money in the Trust Account, after deducting any applicable charges, must be

credited to the Trust Account.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2866)

      NRS 480.810  Account for Reentry Programs.

      1.  The Account for Reentry Programs is

hereby created in the State General Fund. The Account must be administered by

the Director or a designee of the Director.

      2.  The Director or designee may apply for

and accept any gift, donation, bequest, grant or other source of money for the

use of the Account.

      3.  All money received for the use of the

Account pursuant to subsection 2 or NRS

209.4889 or from any other source must be deposited with the State

Treasurer for credit to the Account.

      4.  All expenditures from the Account must

be approved by the Director or designee, in accordance with procedures

established by regulation by the Director. The Director may designate an

advisory group to assist in the preparation of such procedures. The money in the

Account may be expended only to pay necessary administrative costs and to pay

for programs for reentry of persons into the community upon their release from

incarceration, including, without limitation, judicial programs, training

programs and programs for the treatment of addiction.

      5.  The interest and income earned on the

money in the Account, after deducting any applicable charges, must be credited

to the Account. All claims against the Account must be paid as other claims

against the State are paid.

      6.  To the extent money is available in the

Account, the Director or designee may enter into one or more contracts with one

or more public or private entities to provide services to persons participating

in a program for reentry into the community upon their release from

incarceration.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2594;

A 2011, 450)