Nrs: Chapter 482 - Motor Vehicles And Trailers: Licensing, Registration, Sales And Leases

Link to law: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-482.html
Published: 2015

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CHAPTER 482 - MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS:

LICENSING, REGISTRATION, SALES AND LEASES

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 482.010           Definitions.



NRS 482.0105         “Assembly”

defined.

NRS 482.011           “Based”

defined.

NRS 482.012           “Border

state employee” defined.

NRS 482.0125         “Branch”

defined.

NRS 482.0127         “Broker”

defined.

NRS 482.013           “Bus”

defined.

NRS 482.014           “Calendar

year” defined.

NRS 482.0145         “Charitable

organization” defined.

NRS 482.0151         “Chassis-mount

camper” defined.

NRS 482.0153         “Combined

gross vehicle weight rating” defined.

NRS 482.0154         “Complete

front inner structure for a unibody” defined.

NRS 482.0157         “Conventional

frame” defined.

NRS 482.016           “Converter

dolly” defined.

NRS 482.018           “Cowl

assembly” defined.

NRS 482.020           “Dealer”

and “vehicle dealer” defined.

NRS 482.023           “Declared

gross weight” defined.

NRS 482.028           “Distributor”

defined; exception.

NRS 482.0285         “Duplicate

number plate” defined.

NRS 482.0287         “Electric

bicycle” defined.

NRS 482.029           “Electric

personal assistive mobility device” defined.

NRS 482.030           “Essential

parts” defined.

NRS 482.035           “Farm

tractor” defined.

NRS 482.036           “Farm

vehicle” defined.

NRS 482.037           “Fiscal

year” defined.

NRS 482.0385         “Floor

pan assembly” defined.

NRS 482.040           “Foreign

vehicle” defined.

NRS 482.043           “Franchise”

defined.

NRS 482.0435         “Full

trailer” defined.

NRS 482.044           “Golf

cart” defined.

NRS 482.0445         “Gross

vehicle weight rating” defined.

NRS 482.045           “Highway”

defined.

NRS 482.050           “Identification”

and “permanent identifying” defined.

NRS 482.0515         “Kit

trailer” defined.

NRS 482.053           “Lease,”

“long-term lessee,” “long-term lessor,” “short-term lessee” and “short-term

lessor” defined.

NRS 482.055           “Lienholder”

defined.

NRS 482.0555         “Local

authority” defined.

NRS 482.060           “Manufacturer”

defined.

NRS 482.065           “Metal

tires” defined.

NRS 482.066           “Mini

motor home” defined.

NRS 482.067           “Mobile

home” defined.

NRS 482.069           “Moped”

defined.

NRS 482.070           “Motorcycle”

defined.

NRS 482.071           “Motor

home” defined.

NRS 482.073           “Motortruck”

defined.

NRS 482.075           “Motor

vehicle” defined.

NRS 482.076           “New

vehicle” defined.

NRS 482.078           “New

vehicle dealer” defined.

NRS 482.080           “Nonresident”

defined.

NRS 482.084           “Out-of-state

student” defined.

NRS 482.085           “Owner”

defined.

NRS 482.087           “Passenger

car” defined.

NRS 482.091           “Passenger

compartment” defined.

NRS 482.095           “Pneumatic

tires” defined.

NRS 482.096           “Purchase

price” defined.

NRS 482.0965         “Rear

clip assembly” defined.

NRS 482.097           “Rebuilder”

defined.

NRS 482.098           “Rebuilt

vehicle” defined.

NRS 482.100           “Reconstructed

vehicle” defined.

NRS 482.1005         “Recreational

park trailer” defined.

NRS 482.101           “Recreational

vehicle” defined.

NRS 482.1015         “Registered

dealer” defined.

NRS 482.102           “Registered

owner” defined.

NRS 482.103           “Resident”

defined.

NRS 482.106           “Roof

assembly” defined.

NRS 482.107           “Salesperson”

defined.

NRS 482.109           “Security

interest” defined.

NRS 482.110           “Semitrailer”

defined.

NRS 482.1115         “Service

vehicle” and “work vehicle” defined.

NRS 482.113           “Slide-in

camper” defined.

NRS 482.115           “Solid

rubber tires” defined.

NRS 482.120           “Specially

constructed vehicle” defined.

NRS 482.123           “Special

mobile equipment” defined.

NRS 482.124           “Substitute

number plate” defined.

NRS 482.125           “Trailer”

defined.

NRS 482.127           “Travel

trailer” defined.

NRS 482.129           “Trimobile”

defined.

NRS 482.1295         “Truck

cab assembly” defined.

NRS 482.130           “Truck-tractor”

defined.

NRS 482.132           “Used

vehicle” defined.

NRS 482.133           “Used

vehicle dealer” defined.

NRS 482.134           “Utility

trailer” defined.

NRS 482.1345         “Van

conversion” defined.

NRS 482.135           “Vehicle”

defined.

NRS 482.137           “Vehicle

transporter” defined.

ADMINISTRATION

NRS 482.155           Enforcement

of provisions of chapter by Department, its officers and peace officers.

NRS 482.160           Administrative

regulations; branch offices; appointment of agents and designation of county

assessor as agent; compensation of certain agents.

NRS 482.162           Department

to adopt regulations setting forth criteria for determination of whether person

is farmer or rancher; presentation of evidence to Department.

NRS 482.165           Director

to provide forms.

NRS 482.170           Records

of Department concerning registration and licensing.

NRS 482.171           List

of registered owners to be provided for selection of jury; reimbursement of

Department.

NRS 482.173           Schedule

for retention and disposition of certain records of Department.

NRS 482.175           Validity

of registration: Powers and duties of Department and registered dealers.

NRS 482.180           Motor

Vehicle Fund: Creation; deposits; interest and income; dishonored payments;

distribution of money collected for basic governmental services tax; transfers.

NRS 482.1805         Revolving

Account for Issuance of Special License Plates: Creation; deposit of certain

fees; use of money in Account; transfer of excess balance to State Highway

Fund; exception.

NRS 482.181           Governmental

services taxes: Certification of amount collected each month; distribution.

[Effective through June 30, 2015.]

NRS 482.181           Governmental

services taxes: Certification of amount collected each month; distribution.

[Effective July 1, 2015.]

NRS 482.182           Governmental

services taxes: Transfer of certain amount from proceeds to State General Fund.

[Effective through June 30, 2015.]

NRS 482.182           Governmental

services taxes: Transfer of certain amount from proceeds to State Highway Fund.

[Effective July 1, 2015.]

NRS 482.1825         Contributions

for Complete Streets Program: Distribution; certification of amount collected

each month; deduction and withholding by Department. [Effective on the earlier

of October 1, 2015, or the date on which the Director of the Department of

Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor and the Director of the Legislative

Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources are available to enable the Department

to carry out the provisions of chapter 472, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page

2812.]

NRS 482.183           Motor

Vehicle Revolving Account: Creation; use; deposits.

NRS 482.186           Certain

odometers deemed to register mileage reflected on odometer plus 100,000 miles.

NRS 482.187           Department

authorized to enter into written agreements for periodic payment of delinquent

taxes or fees; regulations.

NRS 482.188           Waiver

of penalty or interest for failure timely to file return or pay tax, penalty or

fee in certain circumstances.

REGISTRATION; TITLING; REGULAR LICENSE PLATES

NRS 482.205           Registration

required for certain vehicles.

NRS 482.206           Periods

of registration for vehicles; exceptions.

NRS 482.2065         Alternate

3-year period of registration for trailers; imposition of governmental services

tax; fees.

NRS 482.208           Registration

of leased vehicles by long-term lessor or long-term lessee.

NRS 482.209           Department

prohibited from charging additional fee for delinquent or late registration of

vehicle owned by deployed member of military; affidavit required.

NRS 482.210           Exemptions

from registration.

NRS 482.215           Application

for registration. [Effective until the earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date

on which the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor

and the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources

are available to enable the Department to carry out the provisions of chapter

472, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 2812.]

NRS 482.215           Application

for registration. [Effective on the earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date on

which the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor

and the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources are

available to enable the Department to carry out the provisions of chapter 472,

Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 2812.]

NRS 482.216           Department

may authorize new vehicle dealer to accept applications for registration and

transfer of registration of new motor vehicles and to issue certificates of

registration; duties of dealer; prohibited acts; regulations.

NRS 482.217           Department

authorized to enter into agreement with certain motor carriers and service

providers to register, transfer or renew registration of vehicles; conditions

of such agreement; regulations.

NRS 482.218           Owners

of certain motortrucks, truck-tractors and buses required to maintain certain

books, papers and records; penalty for failure to comply.

NRS 482.220           Application

for registration of specially constructed, reconstructed, rebuilt or foreign

vehicle; certificate of inspection; charge for inspection.

NRS 482.223           Application

for title for rebuilt, reconstructed or specially constructed vehicle;

inspection; certificate of inspection; affidavit.

NRS 482.224           Replica

vehicles: Limitation on number of vehicles for which Department may issue

certificate of registration; application for registration to state certain

facts.

NRS 482.225           Collection

of sales or use tax upon application for registration of certain vehicles

purchased outside this State; payment of all applicable taxes and fees required

for registration; refund of tax erroneously or illegally collected.

NRS 482.230           Grounds

requiring refusal of registration.

NRS 482.231           Refusal

of registration if local authority has filed notice of nonpayment of certain

fee charged by constable; exceptions.

NRS 482.235           Registration

indexes and records; assignment of registration number by registered dealer.

NRS 482.240           Issuance

of certificates of registration and title by Department or registered dealer;

period of validity of certificate.

NRS 482.245           Contents

of certificates of registration and title.

NRS 482.247           Certificate

of title in beneficiary form: Request; application; fee; restriction upon

issuance; contents; signatures and transactions; interest; duties of

Department.

NRS 482.255           Placement

of certificate of registration; surrender upon demand of certain persons;

limitation on conviction.

NRS 482.260           Duties

of Department and its agents relative to registration of vehicle; issuance of certificate

of title; fees and taxes.

NRS 482.265           License

plates issued upon registration; stickers, tabs or other devices issued upon

renewal of registration; return of plates; fee for and limitations on issuance

of special license plates.

NRS 482.2655         Department

not to issue special license plates for certain older motor vehicles within 90

days after failed emissions test.

NRS 482.266           Manufacture

of license plates substantially similar to license plates issued before January

1, 1982: Written request; fee; delivery; duties of Department; retention of old

plates authorized if requested plates contain same letters and numbers.

NRS 482.267           License

plates: Production at facility of Department of Corrections.

NRS 482.268           License

plates: Additional fee for issuance; creation of License Plate Production

Account; uses; deposit of fee into Account.

NRS 482.270           License

plates: General specifications; redesign; configuration of special license

plates designed, prepared and issued pursuant to process of direct application

and petition.

NRS 482.2703         License

plates: Samples; form; fee; penalty.

NRS 482.2705         License

plates: Passenger cars and trucks; duties of Director.

NRS 482.271           License

plates: Decals; fees.

NRS 482.2715         License

plates: Registrant entitled to maintain code if continuously renewed;

exceptions; issuance of replacement plates with same code after expiration of

registration; fee.

NRS 482.2717         License

plates to be issued to automobile wreckers and operators of salvage pools.

NRS 482.272           License

plates: Motorcycles.

NRS 482.274           License

plates: Trailers; duties of Director.

NRS 482.275           License

plates: Display.

NRS 482.276           License

plate and decal for farm tractor or self-propelled implement of husbandry;

application; fee; renewal.

NRS 482.280           Expiration

and renewal of registration. [Effective until the earlier of October 1, 2015,

or the date on which the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies

the Governor and the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient

resources are available to enable the Department to carry out the provisions of

chapter 472, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 2812.]

NRS 482.280           Expiration

and renewal of registration. [Effective on the earlier of October 1, 2015, or

the date on which the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the

Governor and the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient

resources are available to enable the Department to carry out the provisions of

chapter 472, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 2812.]

NRS 482.2805         Department

not to renew registration if notice of nonpayment has been filed with

Department by certain entities; exceptions; fee for service of certain fees,

penalties, fines or other charges performed by Department.

NRS 482.2807         Requirements

for registration if local government has filed notice of nonpayment pursuant to

NRS 484B.527.

NRS 482.281           Authority

of Department of Motor Vehicles to allow authorized inspection station or

authorized station to renew certificates of registration; adoption of

regulations.

NRS 482.283           Change

of name or place of residence: Notice to Department required; timing and

contents of notice.

NRS 482.285           Certificates,

decals and number plates: Illegibility, loss, mutilation or theft; obtaining of

duplicates or substitutes; fees and taxes.

NRS 482.290           Assignment

and recording of new vehicle identification number if old number has been

falsely attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated; authority of

Department; fee; penalty for certain acts committed with intent to defraud.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION AND

STORAGE OF DOCUMENTS

NRS 482.292           “Document”

defined.

NRS 482.293           Authority

of Department of Motor Vehicles to establish program; validity of electronic

submission or storage; persons allowed to apply for participation; adoption of

regulations; required content of regulations; acceptance of gifts and grants.

NRS 482.294           Approval

by Department of Motor Vehicles for person to participate in program; waiver of

requirement of signature of natural person; document submitted by electronic

means deemed to be original document.

VEHICLES LEASED FOR SHORT TERM

NRS 482.295           Registration

by short-term lessor: Proof of financial ability to respond to damages.

NRS 482.300           Short-term

lessor must be licensed.

NRS 482.305           Short-term

lessor not providing coverage jointly and severally liable with short-term

lessee for certain damages; notice to lessee of extent of coverage; dismissal

of action against lessor if coverage provided.

NRS 482.307           Short-term

lessor prohibited from offering, arranging for or allowing use of paid driver.

NRS 482.308           Discrimination

by short-term lessor against member of Armed Forces prohibited; penalty.

NRS 482.310           Type

of license plate for leased vehicle.

NRS 482.313           Charging,

collecting, reporting and remitting of certain fees in connection with lease of

passenger car by short-term lessor; deposit of money into State General Fund;

certain amounts excluded from calculation of fees; duties of Executive Director

of Department of Taxation.

NRS 482.315           Records

of short-term lessor: Maintenance; inspection; form; penalty; duties of

Executive Director of Department of Taxation.

NRS 482.3151         Definitions.

NRS 482.31515       “Authorized

driver” defined.

NRS 482.3152         “Estimated

time for repair” defined.

NRS 482.31525       “Estimated

time for replacement” defined.

NRS 482.31527       “Vehicle

licensing costs” defined.

NRS 482.3153         “Waiver

of damages” defined.

NRS 482.31535       Permissible

agreements between lessor and lessee as to responsibility for damage to or loss

of passenger car leased for short term; determination of fair market value.

NRS 482.3154         Limitation

on liability of short-term lessee concerning damage to or loss of leased

passenger car; limitation of short-term lessor’s loss under certain

circumstances; limitation or exclusion of administrative charge.

NRS 482.31545       Liability

of authorized driver for damage occurring during operation of passenger car:

Limitations.

NRS 482.3155         Waiver

of damages: Required provisions; limitation is void; exception.

NRS 482.31555       Short-term

lessor authorized to restrict applicability of waiver of damages under certain

circumstances.

NRS 482.3156         Waiver

of damages: Disclosure of certain information required.

NRS 482.31565       Waiver

of damages and optional insurance: Purchase as condition for lease prohibited;

maximum charge; adjustment to reflect Consumer Price Index; advertisements;

other prohibited practices.

NRS 482.3157         Restrictions

on recovery for damages to leased car by placing block or processing charge on

lessee’s credit card; unfair, deceptive or coercive conduct prohibited.

NRS 482.31575       Advertisement

of lease: Disclosure of certain information required; exception.

NRS 482.3158         Certain

additional charges permissible under certain circumstances; disclosure of

certain additional charges required; certain additional fees prohibited;

further prohibitions.

NRS 482.31583       Conditions

for imposing additional charge; authorized and required actions relating to

recovery of vehicle licensing costs; annual report to Department of Taxation.

NRS 482.31585       Action

for damages and equitable relief; attorney’s fees and costs.

NRS 482.3159         Waiver

of provisions is void.

VEHICLE TRANSPORTERS

NRS 482.316           Legislative

declaration; license issued to vehicle transporter revocable privilege.

NRS 482.3161         Licensing

required; applicability of NRS 482.316 to 482.3175, inclusive.

NRS 482.3163         License:

Application; fees; renewal. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42

U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for

withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and

recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with

certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 482.3163         License:

Application; fees; renewal. [Effective on the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. §

666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for

withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and

recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with

certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 482.31632       Payment

of child support: Statement by applicant for license; grounds for denial of

license; duty of Department. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42

U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for

withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and

recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with

certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 482.3165         Fee

for issuance of special license plate.

NRS 482.3167         Bond:

Filing; form; deposit in lieu of bond.

NRS 482.3169         Issuance

of certificates of registration and special license plates to vehicle

transporter.

NRS 482.3171         Movement

of vehicle with special license plate authorized.

NRS 482.3173         Movement

of vehicle without special license plate prohibited; restrictions on use of

plates.

NRS 482.3174         Suspension

of license for failure to pay child support or comply with certain subpoenas or

warrants; reinstatement of license. [Effective until the date of the repeal of

42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures

for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and

recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with

certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 482.3175         Grounds

for denial, suspension or revocation of license; hearing.

CONSIGNMENT OF VEHICLES

NRS 482.31771       Definitions.

NRS 482.31772       “Consignee”

defined.

NRS 482.31773       “Consignment”

defined.

NRS 482.31774       “Consignment

contract” defined.

NRS 482.31775       Consignment

contract: Required contents.

NRS 482.31776       Duties

of consignee; trust account; disclosure statement; applicability of section;

operation of vehicle subject to consignment contract; written log; prohibited

acts; penalties.

MANUFACTURERS, REBUILDERS, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS, BROKERS,

SALESPERSONS AND LESSORS

Licensing and Regulation

NRS 482.318           Legislative

declaration.

NRS 482.319           Statement

regarding payment of child support by applicant for license; grounds for denial

of license; duty of Department. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42

U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for

withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and

recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with

certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 482.3195         Suspension

of license for failure to pay child support or comply with certain subpoenas or

warrants; reinstatement of license. [Effective until the date of the repeal of

42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures

for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and

recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with

certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 482.320           Manufacturers,

distributors, dealers and rebuilders: Special plates required for movement of

new and used vehicles; exceptions.

NRS 482.322           Vehicle

dealers, manufacturers, distributors and rebuilders: Licenses required;

additional restriction upon activities of new vehicle dealer; license does not

extend to mobile homes; Department to investigate applicant; penalties for

violations.

NRS 482.3225         Conditions

under which charitable organization not required to obtain certain licensure.

NRS 482.323           Established

place of business required for dealers, short-term lessors and brokers;

notification of Department of branches by short-term lessors.

NRS 482.325           Manufacturers,

distributors, dealers and rebuilders: Application for license; fees; issuance

of certificate; renewal of license. [Effective until the date of the repeal of

42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures

for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and

recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with

certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 482.325           Manufacturers,

distributors, dealers and rebuilders: Application for license; fees; issuance

of certificate; renewal of license. [Effective on the date of the repeal of 42

U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for

withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and

recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with

certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

NRS 482.3253         Factors

Director must consider before renewing license of manufacturer, distributor,

rebuilder or dealer; authority of Director to require bond.

NRS 482.3255         Denial

or revocation of license: Evidence of unfitness of applicant or licensee.

NRS 482.3256         Licensees

to post licenses in conspicuous place visible to public.

NRS 482.3257         Dealers:

Activities constituting prima facie evidence that person is acting as dealer.

NRS 482.326           Dealers:

Location and name of business; designation of principal place of business and

branches; branches may be operated under authority of license for principal

place of business under certain conditions; change of name or location.

NRS 482.3263         Books

and records of dealers and brokers: Location; inspection and copying;

retention.

NRS 482.327           Dealers:

License for each branch; exception; contents of license; posting of license;

temporary license.

NRS 482.3275         Dealers:

Signatures not required to be acknowledged on documents required to be filed

with Department or other state agencies; exception.

NRS 482.3277         Dealers:

Certain purchasers and prospective purchasers to be allowed to view certain

documents in Spanish language.

NRS 482.328           Vehicle

taken in trade: Satisfaction of outstanding security interest.

NRS 482.330           Manufacturers,

distributors, dealers and rebuilders: Certificates of registration and special

plates for vehicles provided by Department upon licensing; special plates for

loaned vehicles; limitation.

NRS 482.332           Dealers,

manufacturers, lessors, rebuilders and brokers: Duty to affix legible sign

containing name of business; exception.

NRS 482.333           Brokers:

Licensing; fees; disclosure of financial records; penalty. [Effective until the

date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to

establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the

professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support

arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity

or child support proceedings.]

NRS 482.333           Brokers:

Licensing; fees; disclosure of financial records; penalty. [Effective on the

date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to

establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the

professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support

arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity

or child support proceedings.]

NRS 482.3331         Director

to consider certain matters before renewing license of broker; authority of

Director to require bond.

NRS 482.3333         Brokers:

Duty to procure and file bond with Department; amount of bond; use of bond to

cover multiple categories of vehicles; requirements for bond; recourse for

consumers injured by broker or employee.

NRS 482.3335         Brokers:

Prohibition against advertising as vehicle dealer without appropriate license;

prohibition against displaying or advertising vehicle not licensed to sell.

NRS 482.3337         Brokers:

Insured trust account required.

NRS 482.334           Brokers:

Written brokerage agreement with prospective buyer required; form of agreement;

notice to be included within agreement; form and contents of notice; retention

of copies of brokerage agreement.

NRS 482.3345         Dealers:

Prohibited and authorized acts if prospective buyer enters into exclusive

written brokerage agreement with broker.

NRS 482.335           Manufacturers,

distributors, dealers and rebuilders: Display of license plate or plates.

NRS 482.345           Manufacturers,

distributors, dealers and rebuilders: Application; proof of place of business;

bonding requirements; remedies of consumer; judgment; prohibition upon issuance

of license or plate to certain persons not having an established place of

business in State.

NRS 482.346           Deposit

in lieu of bond: Specifications; conditions for release; liability; refund;

deposit in Motor Vehicle Fund.

NRS 482.347           Dealers:

Principal and branch places of business to be covered by vehicle dealer’s bond;

dealer to procure certain other separate bonds.

NRS 482.350           Dealers:

New vehicle dealer’s license not to be issued unless dealer first furnishes to

Department instrument indicating dealer is franchised dealer of manufacturer;

additional functions in which used vehicle dealers may engage.

NRS 482.351           “Bait

and switch,” misleading or inaccurate advertising by dealer or rebuilder

prohibited; regulations.

NRS 482.3515         Vehicle

dealer required to disclose information concerning emission of carbon dioxide

of certain new vehicles; exception.

NRS 482.352           Manufacturers,

distributors, dealers and rebuilders: Grounds for denial, suspension or

revocation of license; disclosure of financial records; regulations.

NRS 482.353           Ability

of applicant or licensee to petition for hearing after notice of denial,

suspension or revocation; duties and powers of Director; exception from

applicability of section.

NRS 482.354           Trial

de novo.

NRS 482.362           Salespersons:

Licensing; fees; grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of license;

reemployment; notice of change of address or termination; penalty. [Effective

until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each

state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the

professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support

arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity

or child support proceedings.]

NRS 482.362           Salespersons:

Licensing; fees; grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of license;

reemployment; notice of change of address or termination; penalty. [Effective

on the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each

state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the

professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support

arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity

or child support proceedings.]

NRS 482.363           Lessors

and certain employees: Licensing; renewal; fees; denial, suspension, revocation

or transfer of license; applicability of provisions. [Effective until the date

of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish

procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional,

occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for

noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support

proceedings.]

NRS 482.363           Lessors

and certain employees: Licensing; renewal; fees; denial, suspension, revocation

or transfer of license; applicability of provisions. [Effective on the date of

the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish

procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional,

occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for

noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support

proceedings.]

NRS 482.363105     Long-term

lessors also holding licenses as vehicle dealers: Authorized acts.

 

Franchises for Sales of Motor Vehicles

NRS 482.36311       Definitions.

NRS 482.36318       “Distributor”

defined.

NRS 482.36319       “Distributor

branch” defined.

NRS 482.3632         “Factory

branch” defined.

NRS 482.3634         “Relevant

market area” defined.

NRS 482.36345       “Representative”

defined.

NRS 482.36348       “Vehicle”

defined.

NRS 482.36349       Certain

manufacturers not subject to provisions governing franchises for sales of motor

vehicles.

NRS 482.36352       Termination

or discontinuation of franchise: Notice; grounds; protest by dealer; hearing.

NRS 482.363521     Termination

or discontinuation of franchise: Compensation of dealer.

NRS 482.363523     Termination

or discontinuation of franchise: Duties of dealer.

NRS 482.36354       Modification

or replacement of franchise: Notice; protest by dealer; hearing; change of area

of primary responsibility of dealer; requirement for franchise agreement to be

offered if manufacturer is purchased by another manufacturer or entity.

NRS 482.36355       Considerations

for determining good cause for termination, discontinuation, modification or

replacement of franchise.

NRS 482.36356       Additional

criteria for determining existence of good cause for termination,

discontinuation, modification or replacement of franchise or for establishing

additional dealership or relocating existing dealership.

NRS 482.36357       Establishment

or relocation of dealership in marketing area of dealer in same line and make

of vehicles: Notice; protest of dealer; hearing; exemptions.

NRS 482.363571     Manufacturer

prohibited from modifying franchise of or taking adverse action against dealer

for selling vehicle which is later exported outside of United States;

exception.

NRS 482.363573     Substantial

alteration of existing facility of dealer: Restrictions on manufacturer;

criteria that constitute modification of franchise agreement.

NRS 482.363575     Director

to adopt regulations for conduct of discovery preliminary to hearings required

for termination, discontinuation, modification or replacement of franchises or

for establishment or relocation of dealership in marketing area of another

dealer in same line and make of vehicles.

NRS 482.36358       Considerations

for determining good cause for establishing or relocating dealership in

marketing area of dealer in same line and make of vehicles.

NRS 482.36361       Written

protests: Notice; manufacturer or distributor not to take further action

pending determination; hearing; consolidation of hearings.

NRS 482.36363       Hearings:

Burden of proof; consideration of economic effect.

NRS 482.36366       Hearings:

Fees for witness; assessment of costs; attorney’s fees.

NRS 482.36368       Decision

of Director: Judicial review; notice.

NRS 482.36371       Unfair

practices: Change in capital structure, executive management, ownership or

control; compensation for value of dealership; consent not to be unreasonably

withheld; time period for complying with request for consent; effect of failure

to grant or deny request.

NRS 482.3638         Unfair

practices: Release from liability; limitations on settlement of controversies;

unlawful terms or conditions of franchise agreements; price increases;

participation in ownership; unlawful acts against franchise; preventing dealer

from selling or servicing another line or make of new vehicles.

NRS 482.36385       Unfair

practices: Competition by manufacturer, distributor or branch of factory;

discrimination; compensation of dealer; failure to pay, approve or disapprove

claim or accept amended claim; sale to unlicensed person; deceptive advertising

or acts; audits performed more than 9 months after date of claim; acts relating

to appeals of results of audits.

NRS 482.36386       Unfair

practices: Selling or offering to sell new vehicle, parts or accessories at

lower actual price than offered or charged another dealer; exceptions.

NRS 482.36387       Unfair

practices: Ownership or operation of facility for repair or maintenance of

vehicles by manufacturer or distributor or certain persons or entities under

common control therewith; exception.

NRS 482.36388       Unfair

practices: Putting into effect unfair, unreasonable or inequitable method for

allocation, scheduling or delivery of new vehicles, parts or accessories;

refusal or failure to deliver new vehicles, parts or accessories; exception.

NRS 482.36389       Unfair

practices: Requiring dealer to disclose information concerning customer to

manufacturer or third party; prohibiting or preventing dealer from disclosing

information concerning service, repair or recall notice, or notifying customer

of warranty information.

NRS 482.36391       Unfair

practices: Inducing dealer by coercion to order or accept vehicle, parts,

accessories or other commodities.

NRS 482.36395       Unfair

practices: Encouraging dealer to sell or lease vehicles through deceptive

practices; refusal to deliver order; requiring payment of costs for promotion

or advertising; requiring compliance with standards exceeding commonly accepted

business practices; taking certain actions against dealer based solely on

survey of dealer’s customers.

NRS 482.36396       Death

of dealer: Termination of franchise prohibited if dealer designates successor

in interest; primary and alternate successors in interest.

NRS 482.36397       Death

of dealer: Notice of assumption and commencement of operation of franchise by

designated successor; deposit by dealer; arrangements for discharge of terms of

franchise agreement for period after death.

NRS 482.36398       Death

of dealer: Operation of business and accounting to heirs or estate by

manufacturer or distributor pending assumption by designated successor;

accounting to heirs or estate by successor.

NRS 482.36399       Assumption

of provisions of franchise agreement by successor required.

NRS 482.36412       Franchise

assumable by successor same as existed at death of dealer.

NRS 482.36413       Termination

of franchise upon divorce prohibited; award of franchise to either party in

divorce action.

NRS 482.36414       License

as dealer required for assumption of operation of franchise.

NRS 482.36419       Exercise

of right of first refusal by manufacturer or distributor if transfer of all or

substantially all assets of dealership is proposed: Requirements; prohibited

acts.

NRS 482.36423       Action

for injunctive relief or civil damages; service of process; time to answer or

plead.

NRS 482.36425       Civil

penalty; civil suit by Attorney General.

 

Restrictions on Monopolistic Financing

NRS 482.3643         “Sell,”

“sold,” “buy” and “purchase” defined.

NRS 482.3645         Agreement

to finance through designated source which lessens competition or creates

monopoly unlawful; agreement declared void.

NRS 482.3647         Threat

by manufacturer or distributor to discontinue sales to retail seller prima

facie evidence of violation.

NRS 482.3649         Threat

by person engaged in business of financing who is affiliated with manufacturer

or distributor to discontinue sales prima facie evidence of violation.

NRS 482.3651         Giving

of gratuity by manufacturer or wholesaler to person financing sales which

lessens competition or creates monopoly unlawful.

NRS 482.3653         Acceptance

of gratuity by person financing sales unlawful.

NRS 482.3655         Acceptance

of gratuity: Unlawful financing of sales thereafter.

NRS 482.3657         Violation

by corporation; penalty.

NRS 482.3659         Violation

by foreign corporation; penalty.

NRS 482.366           Agreements

in violation of law void.

NRS 482.3661         Provisions

cumulative.

NRS 482.3663         Action

for damages; additional parties defendant.

NRS 482.3665         Penalty.

 

Sale of Certain Used Vehicles

NRS 482.36655       Definitions.

NRS 482.3666         “Drivetrain”

defined.

NRS 482.366605     “Used

vehicle” defined.

NRS 482.36661       Inspection

of engine and drivetrain of vehicle; written disclosure of defects.

NRS 482.36662       Written

warranty required under certain circumstances; contents of warranty.

NRS 482.36663       Duration

of warranty.

NRS 482.36664       Complaint

regarding dealer: Submission; contents; investigation; resolution; appeal.

NRS 482.36665       Record

of complaints: Maintenance; contents.

NRS 482.36666       Administrative

fines; opportunity for hearing; deposit of fines; injunctions and other

remedies.

NRS 482.36667       Regulations.

SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES

Personalized Prestige License Plates

NRS 482.3667         Preparation

for issuance; procedures for application and issuance; persons qualified for

issuance; period of validity; renewal; priority; powers and duties of

Department.

NRS 482.3669         Regulations.

NRS 482.367           Fees;

deposit of fees to credit of Motor Vehicle Fund.

 

Special License Plates Issued to Certain Nonprofit

Organizations That Operate a Museum for Motor Vehicles

NRS 482.367001     Application;

limitation on number of sets; interchangeable use; identification number; fee;

expiration; renewal.

 

Applications for Design, Preparation and Issuance: Commission

on Special License Plates; Department of Motor Vehicles

NRS 482.367002     Submission

of application; qualifications of certain organizations that will receive

financial support by way of special license plate; contents of application;

authority of Department; surety bonds and release thereof; retention or return

of plates upon disposal of vehicle.

NRS 482.367004     Commission

on Special License Plates: Creation; membership; term; service without salary

or compensation; administrative support; duties.

NRS 482.367006     Fees.

NRS 482.367008     Limitation

on number of separate designs of special license plates that may be in issuance

at any one time; issuance of additional designs of special license plates;

annual assessment of viability of current designs; notice of declining circulation;

cessation of issuance of plates whose circulation falls below certain levels.

 

Pledge of Legislature

NRS 482.36705       Special

license plates authorized by act of Legislature: Minimum number of

applications; compliance with limitation on issuance of more than certain

number of separate designs of special license plates; recommendation by

Commission on Special License Plates.

 

Special License Plates Associated With Military or Public Service,

or Membership in or Affiliation With Certain Groups

NRS 482.3672         Member

of the press.

NRS 482.3675         Honorary

consul of foreign country.

NRS 482.368           Distinguishing

plates for exempt vehicles: Issuance; fees; interstate agreements; application;

regulations.

NRS 482.369           Distinguishing

plates for exempt vehicles: Specifications.

NRS 482.370           United

States Senators and Representatives.

NRS 482.372           Secretary

of State, State Treasurer, State Controller and Attorney General.

NRS 482.373           Governor

and Lieutenant Governor.

NRS 482.374           Legislators,

Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges.

NRS 482.3745         Fees

for license plates for congressional delegates and public officers.

NRS 482.3747         Collegiate

license plates.

NRS 482.3748         Grand

Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.

NRS 482.3749         Hall

of fame athletes.

NRS 482.375           Holder

of license for amateur radio station.

NRS 482.3753         Professional

full-time salaried firefighters.

NRS 482.3754         Volunteer

firefighters.

NRS 482.3755         Member

of Nevada Wing of Civil Air Patrol.

NRS 482.3757         Peace

officer who is recipient of medal.

NRS 482.376           Member

of Nevada National Guard.

NRS 482.3763         Support

of outreach programs and services for veterans and their families: Preparation;

issuance; required inscriptions; retention or return of plates upon disposal of

vehicle; fees; replacement plates.

NRS 482.37635       Support

of veterans’ homes: Decals indicating service in specific military unit;

design; application; compliance with federal law; regulations.

NRS 482.3764         Support

of outreach programs and services for veterans and their families: Collection

of special fee for such support; affixment of certain decals upon request of

eligible applicant; disposition of money collected.

NRS 482.3765         Veteran

of Armed Forces of United States who survived attack on Pearl Harbor: Choice of

inscription; eligibility for not more than two sets of plates; application;

evidence of status; retention or return of plates upon disposal of vehicle;

fees.

NRS 482.377           “Disabled

Veteran,” “Disabled Female Veteran” or “Veteran Who Is Disabled” and

“Ex-Prisoner of War”: Choice of inscription as to disability; eligibility for

not more than two sets of plates; application; evidence of status; retention or

return of plates upon disposal of vehicle.

NRS 482.3775         Veteran

of Armed Forces of United States awarded Purple Heart: Eligibility for not more

than two sets of plates; application; evidence of status; retention or return

of plates upon disposal of vehicle; replacement plates.

NRS 482.378           Recipient

of Congressional Medal of Honor.

NRS 482.3785         Family

member of person killed in line of duty while on active duty in Armed Forces of

United States.

NRS 482.3787         Family

member of person who died as result of injuries sustained while on active duty

in Armed Forces of United States.

 

Special License Plates

Associated With Recognition of or Support for Certain Charitable Causes

NRS 482.379           Commemorating

125th anniversary of Nevada’s admission into Union.

NRS 482.37901       Commemorating

150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission into Union.

NRS 482.37903       Commemorating

100th anniversary of founding of City of Las Vegas.

NRS 482.37905       Encouraging

donation of human organs.

NRS 482.37917       Support

of agriculture.

NRS 482.379175     Appreciation

of animals.

NRS 482.37918       Support

of preservation of history of atomic testing in Nevada.

NRS 482.379185     Support

of conservation of wetlands.

NRS 482.37919       Support

of desert preserve established by Las Vegas Valley Water District.

NRS 482.3792         Support

of education of children in arts.

NRS 482.3793         Support

of missing or exploited children.

NRS 482.37933       Support

of preservation and restoration of Lake Tahoe Basin.

NRS 482.37934       Support

of preservation of federal lands surrounding Las Vegas.

NRS 482.37935       Support

of natural environment of Mount Charleston area.

NRS 482.379355     Support

of naturalized citizenship.

NRS 482.379365     Reflect

public solidarity after acts of terrorism committed on September 11, 2001.

NRS 482.37937       Support

of preservation and restoration of natural environment of Lower Truckee River

and Pyramid Lake.

NRS 482.379375     Support

and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in City of Reno.

NRS 482.37938       Support

of rodeos.

NRS 482.37945       Support

of reconstruction, maintenance, improvement and promotion of Virginia &

Truckee Railroad.

 

Special License Plates Associated With Certain Classes and

Types of Vehicles

NRS 482.3795         Fire

trucks.

NRS 482.380           Antique

vehicle: “Horseless Carriage.”

NRS 482.381           Antique

vehicle: “Old Timer.”

NRS 482.3811         Antique

vehicle: Trucks and truck-tractors.

NRS 482.3812         Street

Rods.

NRS 482.3814         Classic

Rods.

NRS 482.3816         Classic

Vehicles.

NRS 482.3818         Vintage

license plates: Production; issuance; fee; retention or return upon disposal of

vehicle.

NRS 482.3823         Vehicle

used for course of instruction in automobile repair.

 

Souvenir and Other Smaller

License Plates

NRS 482.3824         Special

license plates to generate financial support for charitable organization:

Director required to issue souvenir license plate at request of charitable

organization; resale by charitable organization; issuance of special license

plate for trailers, motorcycles and certain other vehicles.

NRS 482.3825         Director

authorized to issue souvenir license plates; “issuance” does not include resale

of plates by charitable organization.

 

Investigations Relating to Finances of Charitable

Organizations that Receive Additional Fees From Special License Plates

NRS 482.38272       Definitions.

NRS 482.38273       “Additional

fees” defined.

NRS 482.38274       “Charitable

organization” defined.

NRS 482.38275       “Intended

recipient” defined.

NRS 482.38276       “Special

license plate” defined.

NRS 482.38277       Certain

charitable organizations to prepare and file balance sheet and bank statement

with Commission on Special License Plates; certain information concerning

persons responsible for such organizations to be provided to Commission and

Department; duties of Legislative Auditor with respect to forms and

information.

NRS 482.38278       Legislative

Auditor to present final written report to Commission on Special License

Plates; distribution of report; contents of report.

NRS 482.38279       Determination

that charitable organization failed to comply with certain provisions or

standards; organization may request hearing; Commission on Special License

Plates to issue decision; authority of Commission to recommend that Department

suspend collection of additional fees or production of design of special

license plate.

SPECIAL USE PERMITS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

NRS 482.383           Conditions

for issuance; fee.

SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES AND PARKING PLACARDS FOR PERSONS WITH

DISABILITIES

NRS 482.3831         Definitions.

NRS 482.3833         “Person

with a disability of moderate duration” defined.

NRS 482.3835         “Person

with a disability which limits or impairs the ability to walk” defined.

NRS 482.3837         “Person

with a permanent disability” defined.

NRS 482.3839         “Person

with a temporary disability” defined.

NRS 482.384           Special

license plates and special and temporary parking placards and stickers:

Application; issuance; renewal; fees; design; display; letter of verification;

prohibited acts; regulations.

PLACARDS FOR VOLUNTEER

FIREFIGHTERS AND ASSOCIATED EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS AND PARAMEDICS

NRS 482.3843         Application;

issuance; use; surrender; no fee to be charged by Department.

PERMITS FOR UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLES

NRS 482.385           Registration

of vehicle of nonresident owner not required; exceptions; registration of

vehicle by person upon becoming resident of this State or accepting gainful

employment or enrolling child in public school in this State; penalty; taxes

and fees; surrender of nonresident license plates and registration certificate;

citation for violation.

NRS 482.390           Commercial

vehicle of nonresident owner: Applicability of provisions; conditions for

exemption from registration.

NRS 482.395           Reciprocal

agreements and arrangements.

NRS 482.3955         Special

permits for movement of vehicles by dealers, distributors, rebuilders or other

persons; permits for operation of vehicle by charitable organizations.

NRS 482.396           Permit

to operate certain unregistered vehicles.

NRS 482.3961         Nonresident

business permit required for vehicle owned by nonresident who allows vehicle to

be operated in this State for business purpose; conditions; application; fees;

penalties; regulations.

NRS 482.3963         Temporary

permit for owner-lessor to operate certain unregistered vehicles.

NRS 482.3965         Temporary

permit for short-term lessor to operate certain unregistered vehicles.

PERMITS FOR GOLF CARTS

NRS 482.398           Issuance

in county whose population is 700,000 or more; conditions under which permit

not necessary.

TRANSFER OF TITLE OR INTEREST

NRS 482.399           Expiration

of registration on transfer of ownership or destruction of vehicle; transfer of

registration to another vehicle; reuse of license plates; refund.

NRS 482.400           Endorsement

of certificate of title upon transfer; electronic submission of notice of

transfer; form for transfer of ownership for use by dealer; registration by

transferee; exceptions.

NRS 482.410           Transferee

to apply for certificate of registration and pay governmental services tax.

NRS 482.415           Registration

if transferee unable to produce certificate of registration or title.

NRS 482.420           Transfer

other than voluntary transfer: Expiration of registration; operation of

vehicle.

LEASE OF MOTOR VEHICLE OR TRAILER FOR USE PRIMARILY IN TRADE

OR BUSINESS

NRS 482.4215         Circumstances

in which lease does not constitute sale or create security interest.

SECURITY INTERESTS IN VEHICLES

NRS 482.423           Sale

of new vehicle: Duties of seller; information concerning secured party or

assignee; temporary placards; dealer to complete dealer’s report of sale and

furnish copy of information included therein; applicability of section.

NRS 482.4235         Lease

of new vehicle pursuant to long-term lease: Duties of long-term lessor;

temporary placards; completion of long-term lessor’s report of lease and

furnishing of copy of information included therein.

NRS 482.424           Sale

of used or rebuilt vehicle: Duties of seller; exception; information concerning

secured party; temporary placards; completion of dealer’s or rebuilder’s report

of sale and furnishing of copy of information included therein.

NRS 482.4245         Lease

of used or rebuilt vehicle pursuant to long-term lease: Duties of long-term

lessor; temporary placards; completion of long-term lessor’s report of lease

and furnishing of copy of information included therein.

NRS 482.4247         Temporary

placards issued by Department; fee; disposition of proceeds.

NRS 482.426           Sale

of used or rebuilt vehicle by person not dealer or rebuilder: Duties; documents

and statement to be submitted to Department; remittance of fee.

NRS 482.427           Issuance

of certificate of title to buyer, secured party or assignee.

NRS 482.428           Issuance

of certificates of title to certain secured parties.

NRS 482.4285         Electronic

lien system for notification and release of security interests: Duties of

Department; qualifications and requirements of contractor; participation of

lienholders; electronic lien admissible as evidence of existence of lien;

regulations.

NRS 482.429           Fees.

NRS 482.431           Delivery

of certificate of title following performance of terms of contract or security

agreement; complaint; investigation; administrative fine; opportunity for hearing;

deposit of fines.

NRS 482.432           Applicable

statutory provisions for perfection and release of security interest.

NRS 482.433           Inapplicability

of certain provisions to security interests in certain vehicles.

NRS 482.434           Effect

of action or failure to act by Department or its officers or employees.

NRS 482.436           Unlawful

acts; penalty.

NRS 482.438           Obtaining

duplicate certificate of title to use as security with intent to defraud prohibited;

penalties.

IDENTIFICATION OF TRIMOBILES

NRS 482.441           Certificates

of title and registration.

SUSPENSION OF REGISTRATION

NRS 482.451           Suspension

upon court order; return of license plates and registration to Department;

reinstatement; sale or transfer of motor vehicle.

NRS 482.456           Penalties

related to operation of motor vehicle for which registration is suspended or

failure to return certificate of registration or license plates; service of

term of imprisonment; consecutive sentences.

NRS 482.458           Suspension

upon dishonored payment for registration; return of certificate of registration

and license plates to Department; notice; reinstatement.

CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION

NRS 482.460           Unsafe

or improperly equipped vehicle.

NRS 482.461           Failure

of mandatory test of emissions from engines; notification; cost of inspection.

NRS 482.463           Surrender

or proof of loss of certificate of registration and license plates of vehicle

with declared gross weight in excess of 26,000 pounds: Refund or credit for

excise taxes.

NRS 482.465           Unlawful

use of certificate of registration or license plates; cancellation of

certificate of title or registration and license plates improperly issued or

obtained; revocation of certificate of title or registration and license plates

for vehicle with declared gross weight in excess of 26,000 pounds.

NRS 482.470           Disposition

of certificates of registration and title and license plates if vehicle

dismantled, junked or rendered inoperative; issuance of salvage title;

destruction of returned plates.

NRS 482.475           Vehicle

used for short-term leasing.

NRS 482.478           No

refund of registration fees or governmental services taxes upon rescission or

cancellation of registration or surrender of license plates; exception.

FEES

NRS 482.480           Fees

for registration; exceptions; account for verification of insurance. [Effective

until the earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date on which the Director of the

Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor and the Director of the

Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources are available to enable

the Department to carry out the provisions of chapter 472, Statutes of Nevada

2013, at page 2812.]

NRS 482.480           Fees

for registration; exceptions; account for verification of insurance. [Effective

on the earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date on which the Director of the

Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor and the Director of the

Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources are available to enable

the Department to carry out the provisions of chapter 472, Statutes of Nevada

2013, at page 2812.]

NRS 482.4805         Transfer

of money from Account for Verification of Insurance to State Highway Fund.

NRS 482.481           Proration

of fee for registration of certain vehicles.

NRS 482.482           Additional

fees for registration of motortruck, truck-tractor or bus; payment by

installment for fleets authorized; penalty for failure to pay fee or tax;

registration of vehicle after conviction or plea for operating vehicle which

exceeded its declared gross weight.

NRS 482.483           Additional

fees for registration of trailer or semitrailer.

NRS 482.485           Weighing

of motor vehicles by public weighmasters; alternative for farm vehicles.

NRS 482.490           Manufacturer’s,

distributor’s, dealer’s or rebuilder’s license plate.

NRS 482.500           Fees

for duplicate or substitute certificates of registration, decals and number

plates; fees for replacement plates or sets of plates issued for special

license plates; fees for souvenir and sample license plates; exceptions.

NRS 482.503           Exemptions

from fees for registration.

NRS 482.515           Delinquent

fees; penalties.

REPOSSESSION OF VEHICLES AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

NRS 482.516           Sale

or lease of repossessed vehicle: Persons liable on security agreement to be

given written notice of intent in advance; required manner of provision and

contents of notice; rights of persons liable on security agreement.

NRS 482.5161         Sale

of repossessed construction equipment.

NRS 482.5163         Sale

of repossessed vehicle in commercially reasonable manner; application of

proceeds; injunctive relief; damages.

NRS 482.518           Reports

of repossession to peace officer and Department.

SPECIAL ANTITHEFT LAWS

NRS 482.520           Action

by Department on reports of stolen, embezzled and recovered vehicles.

NRS 482.540           Authority

of police officer, without warrant, to seize and take possession of certain

vehicles; inspection and written report concerning certain falsely attached,

removed, defaced, altered or obliterated numbers and marks; authority of court

to declare vehicle forfeited under certain circumstances; charging of criminal

act must not precede completion of report.

NRS 482.542           Disposition

of seized vehicle.

OFFENSES CONCERNING DELIVERY, DISPLAY, OPERATION, POSSESSION,

REGISTRATION OR SALE OF CERTAIN VEHICLES; IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS AND MARKS;

DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES

NRS 482.543           Definitions.

NRS 482.5432         “Automobile

wrecker” defined.

NRS 482.5434         “Body

shop” defined.

NRS 482.5436         “Garage

operator” defined.

NRS 482.544           “Identification

number or mark” defined.

NRS 482.5445         “Salvage

pool” defined.

NRS 482.545           Certain

unlawful acts.

NRS 482.547           Unlawful

sale, offer of sale or display for sale of motor vehicle; penalty.

NRS 482.548           Unlawful

display of vehicle for sale or lease.

NRS 482.550           Unlawful

sale or delivery of used vehicle within State if vehicle not registered in this

State; disposition of plates; penalty.

NRS 482.5505         Unlawful

taking of possession of motor vehicle or part thereof with knowledge that

identification number or mark has been falsely attached, removed, defaced,

altered or obliterated; exception; penalty.

NRS 482.551           Unlawful

purchase, disposal, sale or transfer of motor vehicle or parts with falsely

attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated identification number or

mark; applicability; penalty.

NRS 482.553           Unlawful

removal, defacement, alteration or obliteration of identification number or

mark of motor vehicle or part thereof; restoration of number or mark; homemade

vehicles; penalty.

NRS 482.5533         Unlawful

failure of certain persons to notify Department or local law enforcement agency

within certain period of discovery of motor vehicle or part thereof having

identification number or mark that has been falsely attached, removed, defaced,

altered or obliterated; penalty.

NRS 482.5536         Court

proceedings: Disclosure of certain information prohibited; exception; in camera

review.

NRS 482.554           Deceptive

trade practices: Acts constituting; administrative fines; certain disclosures

required; remedy not exclusive.

PENALTIES

NRS 482.555           Criminal

penalties for certain violations of chapter; exception.

NRS 482.557           Failure

to provide insurance: Administrative fines; requirements for filing and

maintaining with Department certificate of financial responsibility; suspension

of driver’s license of registered owner.

NRS 482.565           Administrative

fines for violations other than deceptive trade practices; injunction or other

appropriate remedy; enforcement proceedings.

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NRS 482.010  Definitions.  As

used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and

terms defined in NRS 482.0105 to 482.137, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them

in those sections.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]—(NRS A

1961, 128; 1967, 704; 1969, 684; 1973, 230, 399, 1568; 1975, 444, 1075; 1979, 854; 1985, 1836; 1987, 1592, 2079; 1991, 2330, 2353; 1993, 620; 1995, 1861, 2355, 2359, 2365; 1997, 624, 625; 2001, 1725; 2003, 374; 2005, 1240; 2007, 3200; 2009, 466; 2013, 2829)

      NRS 482.0105  “Assembly” defined.  “Assembly”

means a combination of parts assembled together in such a way as to create a

complete part.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1239)

      NRS 482.011  “Based” defined.  “Based”

means the place or domicile where a vehicle is primarily used, or if a vehicle

is often used in more than one county, then it means the place or domicile

where the vehicle is primarily stored or kept. A vehicle registered for

intercounty or interstate operation under the provisions of chapter 706 of NRS shall be deemed to have no

base.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 399; A 2007, 3200)

      NRS 482.012  “Border state employee” defined.  “Border

state employee” means a person whose legal residence is not in this State, who

resides outside of the State of Nevada and who commutes on a daily basis into

the State of Nevada solely for the purpose of employment at a place of

employment which is less than 35 air miles from the state border.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 1567; A 1989, 703; 1991, 1988)

      NRS 482.0125  “Branch” defined.  “Branch”

means an established place of business of a vehicle dealer or long-term or

short-term lessor at which the dealer or long-term or short-term lessor

conducts business simultaneously with, and physically separated from, his or

her principal established place of business.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 1023; A 2007, 3200)

      NRS 482.0127  “Broker” defined.  “Broker”

means a person who, for a fee or any other consideration, offers to provide to

another person the service of arranging, negotiating or assisting in the

purchase of a new or used vehicle which has not been registered or for which an

ownership interest has not been taken by the broker.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2362; A 2007, 3200)

      NRS 482.013  “Bus” defined.  “Bus”

means any motor vehicle designed for carrying more than 10 passengers and used

for the transportation of persons, and every motor vehicle, other than a

taxicab, designed and used for transportation of persons for compensation.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 316)

      NRS 482.014  “Calendar year” defined.  “Calendar

year” means a year commencing at 12 p.m. December 31 and ending at 12 p.m. the

following December 31.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 683)

      NRS 482.0145  “Charitable organization” defined.  “Charitable

organization” means an organization which:

      1.  The Secretary of the Treasury has

determined is an exempt organization pursuant to the provisions of section

501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code; and

      2.  For not less than 2 years, has held a

certificate of organization or has been qualified by the Secretary of State to

conduct business in this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2354)

      NRS 482.0151  “Chassis-mount camper” defined.  “Chassis-mount

camper” means a portable unit designed to be permanently affixed to a truck

chassis and cab, and so constructed as to provide temporary living quarters for

travel, camping or recreational use.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 229)

      NRS 482.0153  “Combined gross vehicle weight rating” defined.  “Combined gross vehicle weight rating” means

the maximum gross weight, as designated by the manufacturer, that a vehicle is

capable of towing in combination with its own gross vehicle weight rating.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 466)

      NRS 482.0154  “Complete front inner structure for a unibody” defined.  “Complete front inner structure for a unibody”

means the weld-on structure of a vehicle, including, without limitation, the

radiator support, left and right aprons, upper and lower rails and strut

towers, designed and intended to be located forward of the cowl assembly.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1239)

      NRS 482.0157  “Conventional frame” defined.  “Conventional

frame” means the main longitudinal structural members of the chassis of a

vehicle used as the major support in the construction of the vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1239)

      NRS 482.016  “Converter dolly” defined.  “Converter

dolly” means a vehicle with a fifth wheel lower half or equivalent mechanism,

the attachment of which converts a semitrailer to a full trailer.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 683)

      NRS 482.018  “Cowl assembly” defined.  “Cowl

assembly” means the forward structural portion of a vehicle to which are

intended to be attached all or a part of the windshield frame, fire wall,

housing of the instrument panel and hinges for the front doors.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1239)

      NRS 482.020  “Dealer” and “vehicle dealer” defined.

      1.  “Dealer” or “vehicle dealer” means any

person who:

      (a) For compensation, money or other thing of

value sells, exchanges, buys, offers or displays for sale, negotiates or

attempts to negotiate a sale or exchange of an interest in a vehicle subject to

registration under this chapter or induces or attempts to induce any person to

buy or exchange an interest in a vehicle;

      (b) Represents that he or she has the ability to

sell, exchange, buy or negotiate the sale or exchange of an interest in a

vehicle subject to registration under this chapter or in any other state or

territory of the United States;

      (c) Receives or expects to receive a commission,

money, brokerage fee, profit or any other thing of value from the seller or

purchaser of a vehicle; or

      (d) Is engaged wholly or in part in the business

of selling vehicles or buying or taking in trade vehicles for the purpose of

resale, selling or offering for sale or consignment to be sold or otherwise

dealing in vehicles, whether or not he or she owns the vehicles.

      2.  “Dealer” or “vehicle dealer” does not

include:

      (a) An insurance company, bank, finance company,

government agency or any other person coming into possession of a vehicle,

acquiring a contractual right to a vehicle or incurring an obligation with

respect to a vehicle in the performance of official duties or under the

authority of any court of law, if the sale of the vehicle is for the purpose of

saving the seller from loss or pursuant to the authority of a court of

competent jurisdiction;

      (b) A person, other than a long-term or

short-term lessor, who is not engaged in the purchase or sale of vehicles as a

business, but is disposing of vehicles acquired by the owner for his or her use

and not for the purpose of avoiding the provisions of this chapter, or a person

who sells not more than three personally owned vehicles in any 12-month period;

      (c) Persons regularly employed as salespersons by

dealers, licensed under this chapter, while those persons are acting within the

scope of their employment;

      (d) Persons who are incidentally engaged in the

business of soliciting orders for the sale and delivery of vehicles outside the

territorial limits of the United States if their sales of such vehicles produce

less than 5 percent of their total gross revenue; or

      (e) Persons who sell kit trailers but no other

vehicle defined by this chapter.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]—(NRS A

1975, 1069; 1993,

2339; 2007,

3201)

      NRS 482.023  “Declared gross weight” defined.  “Declared

gross weight” means the maximum gross weight at which a motor vehicle or

combination of vehicles will be operated, except the term does not include the

weight of:

      1.  Another vehicle which is being carried

or towed by a tow car, as that term is defined in NRS 706.131;

      2.  Implements of husbandry;

      3.  A trailer or other towed vehicle which

is not used for a commercial enterprise;

      4.  Towable tools or equipment, as that

term is defined in NRS 484D.055; or

      5.  The load on a farm vehicle which has an

unladen weight of 10,000 pounds or more.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1835; A 1987, 144; 1991, 2353)

      NRS 482.028  “Distributor” defined; exception.  Except

as otherwise provided in NRS 482.36318,

“distributor” means a person, other than a manufacturer, who is engaged in the

business of selling new motor vehicles to dealers.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 189; A 2003,

20th Special Session, 299)

      NRS 482.0285  “Duplicate number plate” defined.  “Duplicate

number plate” means a license plate or a set of license plates issued to a

registered owner which repeats the code of a plate or set of plates previously

issued to the owner to maintain the registration using the same code.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 373)

      NRS 482.0287  “Electric bicycle” defined.  “Electric

bicycle” means a device upon which a person may ride, having two or three

wheels, or every such device generally recognized as a bicycle that has fully

operable pedals and is propelled by a small electric engine which produces not

more than 1 gross brake horsepower and which produces not more than 750 watts

final output, and:

      1.  Is designed to travel on not more than

three wheels in contact with the ground but is not a tractor; and

      2.  Powered solely by such a small electric

engine, is capable of a maximum speed of not more than 20 miles per hour on a

flat surface while carrying an operator who weighs 170 pounds.

Ê The term

does not include a moped.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 394)

      NRS 482.029  “Electric personal assistive mobility device” defined.  “Electric personal assistive mobility device”

means a self-balancing, two nontandem wheeled device, designed to transport

only one person, with an electric propulsion system that limits the maximum

speed of the device to 15 miles per hour or less.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1205)

      NRS 482.030  “Essential parts” defined.  “Essential

parts” means all integral parts and body parts, the removal, alteration or

substitution of which will tend to conceal the identity or substantially alter

the appearance of the vehicle.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.035  “Farm tractor” defined.  “Farm

tractor” means every motor vehicle designed and used primarily as a farm

implement for drawing plows, mowing machines and other implements of husbandry.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.036  “Farm vehicle” defined.  “Farm

vehicle” means any vehicle or combination of vehicles which is:

      1.  Controlled and operated by a farmer or

rancher;

      2.  Used to transport his or her own

livestock, agricultural products, or ranch or farm machinery or supplies to or

from a ranch or farm; and

      3.  Not used in the operation of a common

or contract carrier.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2353)

      NRS 482.037  “Fiscal year” defined.  “Fiscal

year” means a year commencing at 12 p.m. June 30 and ending at 12 p.m. the

following June 30.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 684)

      NRS 482.0385  “Floor pan assembly” defined.  “Floor

pan assembly” means the pans designed and intended to form the floor of the

passenger compartment of a vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1239)

      NRS 482.040  “Foreign vehicle” defined.  “Foreign

vehicle” means every motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer which has been

brought into this State otherwise than in the ordinary course of business by or

through a manufacturer or dealer and which has not been registered in this State.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]—(NRS A

1969, 186)

      NRS 482.043  “Franchise” defined.  “Franchise”

means a written agreement between a manufacturer or distributor and a dealer by

which:

      1.  A commercial relationship of definite

duration or continuing indefinite duration is established.

      2.  The dealer is granted the right to

offer and sell at retail new vehicles, other than mopeds, farm tractors or

special mobile equipment.

      3.  The dealer constitutes a component of a

distribution system for new vehicles.

      4.  The operation of the dealer’s business

is substantially associated with the trademark, trade name, advertising or

other commercial symbol designating a manufacturer or distributor.

      5.  The operation of a portion of the

dealer’s business is substantially reliant on the manufacturer or distributor

for a continued supply of new vehicles, parts and accessories.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 189; A 1983, 838; 2003,

20th Special Session, 299)

      NRS 482.0435  “Full trailer” defined.  “Full

trailer” means any commercial vehicle without motive power supported by front

and rear axles and pulled by a drawbar.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2829)

      NRS 482.044  “Golf cart” defined.  “Golf

cart” means a motor vehicle which:

      1.  Has no fewer than three wheels in

contact with the ground; and

      2.  Is designed to carry golf equipment and

no more than four persons, including the driver.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2329; A 1995, 18)

      NRS 482.0445  “Gross vehicle weight rating” defined.  “Gross

vehicle weight rating” means the maximum gross weight, as designated by the

manufacturer, at which a vehicle is capable of being operated, including any

load the vehicle is capable of carrying but excluding any weight the vehicle is

capable of towing.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 466)

      NRS 482.045  “Highway” defined.  “Highway”

means the entire width between the boundary lines of every way maintained by a

public authority when any part of such way is open to the use of the public for

purposes of vehicular traffic.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]—(NRS A

1973, 230)

      NRS 482.050  “Identification” and “permanent identifying” defined.  “Identification” or “permanent identifying” as

used in this chapter with respect to the number of a vehicle subject to

registration under this chapter shall, for the purpose of the registration or

departmental record thereof, or any evidence of such registration, be construed

to mean such identification, or permanent identifying number of any vehicle

which the manufacturer thereof may, in its discretion, adopt or has adopted as

an identification or permanent identifying number of the vehicles manufactured

by it, or which the Director may approve as the identification number, in lieu

of or in addition to a motor number or serial number or a motor and serial

number.

      [1.5:202:1931; added 1949, 511; 1943 NCL §

4435a]—(NRS A 1961, 128)

      NRS 482.0515  “Kit trailer” defined.  “Kit

trailer” means a vehicle without motive power which:

      1.  Is designed to carry property on its

own structure and to be drawn or towed by a motor vehicle;

      2.  Is sold new in an unassembled,

prepackaged condition;

      3.  Does not exceed 6 feet in width and 8

feet in length once assembled; and

      4.  Does not weigh more than 250 pounds

unladen.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 3199)

      NRS 482.053  “Lease,” “long-term lessee,” “long-term lessor,” “short-term

lessee” and “short-term lessor” defined.  For

the purposes of regulation under this chapter and of imposing tort liability

under NRS 41.440, and for no other

purpose:

      1.  “Lease” means a contract by which the

lienholder or owner of a vehicle transfers to another person, for compensation,

the right to use such vehicle.

      2.  “Long-term lessee” means a person who

has leased a vehicle from another person for a fixed period of more than 31

days.

      3.  “Long-term lessor” means a person who

has leased a vehicle to another person for a fixed period of more than 31 days.

      4.  “Short-term lessee” means a person who

has leased a vehicle from another person for a period of 31 days or less, or by

the day, or by the trip.

      5.  “Short-term lessor” means a person who

has leased a vehicle to another person for a period of 31 days or less, or by

the day, or by the trip.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 704; A 1975, 1070)

      NRS 482.055  “Lienholder” defined.  “Lienholder”

means a person who holds a security interest in a vehicle and whose name

appears on the certificate of title as legal owner.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]—(NRS A

1965, 1472; 1975, 1071)

      NRS 482.0555  “Local authority” defined.  “Local

authority” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 484A.115.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2358)

      NRS 482.060  “Manufacturer” defined.  “Manufacturer”

means every person engaged in the business of manufacturing motor vehicles,

trailers or semitrailers.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.065  “Metal tires” defined.  “Metal

tires” means all tires the surface of which in contact with the highway is

wholly or partly of metal or other hard, nonresilient material.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.066  “Mini motor home” defined.  “Mini

motor home” means a vehicular-type unit designed for temporary living quarters

for travel, camping or recreational use which is:

      1.  A structure attached permanently on a

self-propelled chassis; or

      2.  A portable unit designed to be affixed

permanently to a truck chassis with cab,

Ê which is

designated as a mini motor home by the manufacturer.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 229)

      NRS 482.067  “Mobile home” defined.  “Mobile

home” means a vehicular structure, built on a chassis or frame, which is

designed to be used with or without a permanent foundation and is capable of

being drawn by a motor vehicle. It may be used as a dwelling when connected to

utilities or may be used permanently or temporarily for the advertising, sales,

display or promotion of merchandise or services. The term does not include a

recreational park trailer.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 348; A 1973, 230; 2001, 1725)

      NRS 482.069  “Moped” defined.  “Moped”

means a motor-driven scooter, motor-driven cycle or similar vehicle that is

propelled by a small engine which produces not more than 2 gross brake

horsepower, has a displacement of not more than 50 cubic centimeters or produces

not more than 1500 watts final output, and:

      1.  Is designed to travel on not more than

three wheels in contact with the ground but is not a tractor; and

      2.  Is capable of a maximum speed of not

more than 30 miles per hour on a flat surface with not more than 1 percent

grade in any direction when the motor is engaged.

Ê The term

does not include an electric bicycle.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1075; A 1983, 895; 2009, 394)

      NRS 482.070  “Motorcycle” defined.  “Motorcycle”

means every motor vehicle designed to travel on not more than three wheels in

contact with the ground, except any such vehicle as may be included within the

term “electric bicycle,” “tractor” or “moped” as defined in this chapter.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]—(NRS A

1975, 1075; 2009,

394)

      NRS 482.071  “Motor home” defined.  “Motor

home” means a structure:

      1.  Attached permanently to a

self-propelled motor vehicle chassis;

      2.  Designed as a temporary dwelling for

travel, recreational or camping use; and

      3.  When assembled for the road, has a

maximum body width of 102 inches.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 229; A 2001, 1725)

      NRS 482.073  “Motortruck” defined.  “Motortruck”

means every motor vehicle designed, used or maintained primarily for the

transportation of property.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 689)

      NRS 482.075  “Motor vehicle” defined.  “Motor

vehicle” means every vehicle as defined in NRS 482.135

which is self-propelled.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.076  “New vehicle” defined.  Except

as otherwise provided in NRS 482.363521, “new vehicle”

means a vehicle:

      1.  That has never been registered with the

Department and has never been registered with the appropriate agency of

authority of any other state, the District of Columbia, any territory or

possession of the United States or foreign state, province or country;

      2.  For which a certificate of title has

never been issued by the Department or by the appropriate agency of authority

of any other state, the District of Columbia, any territory or possession of

the United States or foreign state, province or country; or

      3.  That has been so registered or for

which a certificate of title has been so issued, if the vehicle is equipped

with an odometer that registers 2,500 miles or less.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 1471; A 1995, 776; 2007, 3201)

      NRS 482.078  “New vehicle dealer” defined.  “New

vehicle dealer” means any:

      1.  Vehicle dealer licensed under the

provisions of this chapter as a new vehicle dealer who has a franchise from a

manufacturer of vehicles to sell new vehicles and who acquires new or new and

used vehicles for resale; or

      2.  Manufacturer described in NRS 482.36349 that is licensed under the provisions

of this chapter as a new vehicle dealer.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 1471; A 1975, 1071; 2014, 28th

Special Session, 4)

      NRS 482.080  “Nonresident” defined.  “Nonresident”

means every person who is not a resident of this State, and who does not use

his or her motor vehicle for a gainful purpose.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.084  “Out-of-state student” defined.  “Out-of-state

student” means a student whose legal residence is not in this State and who

comes into Nevada for the purpose of attending an educational institution.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 1567)

      NRS 482.085  “Owner” defined.  “Owner”

means a person who holds the legal title of a vehicle and whose name appears on

the certificate of title, and any lienholder whose name appears on the

certificate of title. If a vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the

conditional sale or lease thereof with or without the right of purchase upon

performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate

right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee, or if a

mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then the conditional vendee

or lessee or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner for the purpose of this

chapter.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]—(NRS A

1973, 230; 1987,

1144; 2003,

457)

      NRS 482.087  “Passenger car” defined.  “Passenger

car” means a motor vehicle designed for carrying 10 persons or less, except a

motorcycle or motor-driven cycle.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 684; A 2009, 394)

      NRS 482.091  “Passenger compartment” defined.  “Passenger

compartment” means the area of a vehicle designed and intended for the seating

of the driver and passengers.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1239)

      NRS 482.095  “Pneumatic tires” defined.  “Pneumatic

tires” means all tires inflated with compressed air.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.096  “Purchase price” defined.  “Purchase

price” means:

      1.  If no security interest is taken,

retained, created or in existence by virtue of a sale of a vehicle in this

State, the price of the vehicle plus any additional included amounts for taxes,

official fees, registration fees, transfer of title fees, delivery charges,

installation charges, servicing charges, repair charges, alteration charges and

improvement charges, or any of them.

      2.  If a security interest is taken,

retained, created or in existence by virtue of a sale of a vehicle in this

State, the amounts specified in subsection 1 plus any time price differential

included in the security agreement or the obligation which it secures.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 443)

      NRS 482.0965  “Rear clip assembly” defined.  “Rear

clip assembly” means the entire rear structural portion of a vehicle designed

and intended to be located behind the rear seat of the vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1239)

      NRS 482.097  “Rebuilder” defined.

      1.  “Rebuilder” means a person engaged in

the:

      (a) Business of reconstructing motor vehicles by

the alteration, addition or substitution of substantial or essential parts; or

      (b) Assembling of replica or specially

constructed vehicles from unassembled parts.

      2.  Nothing in this section shall be

construed to require any licensed new or used vehicle dealer to secure a

license as a rebuilder in conjunction with rebuilding in his or her own

facilities.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 1302; A 2007, 3202)

      NRS 482.098  “Rebuilt vehicle” defined.

      1.  “Rebuilt vehicle” means a vehicle:

      (a) That is a salvage vehicle as that term is

defined in NRS 487.770, excluding a

nonrepairable vehicle; or

      (b) One or more major components of which have

been replaced as set forth in this subsection. For the purposes of this

subsection, the requisite major components of a vehicle which must be replaced

for a vehicle to be considered rebuilt are the:

             (1) Cowl assembly;

             (2) Rear clip assembly;

             (3) Roof assembly;

             (4) Floor pan assembly;

             (5) Conventional frame coupled with one

additional major component; or

             (6) Complete front inner structure for a

unibody.

      2.  The term does not include a vehicle for

which the only change is the installation of a truck cab assembly.

      3.  For the purposes of this section,

“replaced” means the substitution, or change in whole, of a new, used or

after-market part of a vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1591; A 1997, 2861; 2003, 515, 1907; 2005, 1240)

      NRS 482.100  “Reconstructed vehicle” defined.  “Reconstructed

vehicle” means any vehicle which shall have been assembled or constructed

largely by means of essential parts, new or used, derived from other vehicles

or makes of vehicles of various names, models or types, or which, if originally

otherwise constructed, shall have been materially altered by the removal of

essential parts or by the addition or substitution of essential parts, new or

used, derived from other vehicles or makes of vehicles.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.1005  “Recreational park trailer” defined.

      1.  “Recreational park trailer” means a

vehicle which is primarily designed to provide temporary living quarters for

recreational, camping or seasonal use and which:

      (a) Is built on a single chassis mounted on

wheels;

      (b) Has a gross trailer area not exceeding 400

square feet in the set-up mode; and

      (c) Is certified by the manufacturer as complying

with Standard No. A119.5 of the American National Standards Institute.

      2.  Nothing in this section shall be

construed to mean that a recreational park trailer is a vehicle which must be

registered pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1725; A 2007, 3202)

      NRS 482.101  “Recreational vehicle” defined.  “Recreational

vehicle” means a vehicular-type unit primarily designed as temporary living

quarters for travel, recreational or camping use, which may be self-propelled,

mounted upon, or drawn by, a motor vehicle. The term includes a recreational

park trailer.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 229, 1585; A 2001, 1726)

      NRS 482.1015  “Registered dealer” defined.  “Registered

dealer” means a new vehicle dealer who is authorized to issue certificates of

registration pursuant to NRS 482.216.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1860)

      NRS 482.102  “Registered owner” defined.  “Registered

owner” means a natural person, firm, corporation or association whose name appears

in the files of the Department as the person to whom the vehicle is registered.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 229; A 1999, 3576)

      NRS 482.103  “Resident” defined.

      1.  “Resident” includes, but is not limited

to, a person:

      (a) Whose legal residence is in the State of

Nevada.

      (b) Who engages in intrastate business and

operates in such a business any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, or any

person maintaining such vehicles in this State, as the home state of such

vehicles.

      (c) Who physically resides in this State and

engages in a trade, profession, occupation or accepts gainful employment in

this State.

      (d) Who declares that he or she is a resident of

Nevada for purposes of obtaining privileges not ordinarily extended to

nonresidents of this State.

      2.  The term does not include a person who

is an actual tourist, an out-of-state student, a border state employee or a

seasonal resident.

      3.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to persons who operate vehicles in this State under the provisions of NRS 482.385, 482.390, 482.395, 482.3961 or 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 1567; A 1989, 703; 2013, 3192)

      NRS 482.106  “Roof assembly” defined.  “Roof

assembly” means the structural parts of a vehicle, including, without

limitation, more than one-half of the vertical roof supports, the framework of

the roof and the exterior metal skin, that together are designed and intended

to be located over the passenger compartment to form the roof of the vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1239)

      NRS 482.107  “Salesperson” defined.  “Salesperson”

means:

      1.  A person employed by a vehicle dealer,

under any form of contract or arrangement to sell, exchange, buy, or offer for

sale, or exchange an interest in a vehicle to any person, who receives or expects

to receive a commission, fee or any other consideration from the seller or

purchaser of the vehicle; or

      2.  A person who exercises managerial

control within the business of a dealer or a long-term or short-term lessor, or

who supervises salespersons employed by a dealer or a long-term or short-term

lessor, whether compensated by salary or by commission, or who negotiates with

or induces a customer to enter into a security agreement on behalf of a dealer

or a long-term or short-term lessor.

      (Added to NRS by 1957, 508; A 1993, 2340)

      NRS 482.109  “Security interest” defined.  “Security

interest” means an interest in a vehicle, including a mobile home whether or

not permanently attached to the land, reserved or created by agreement, which

secures payment or performance of an obligation. “Security interest” includes

the interest of a lessor under a lease intended as security. Whether a lease is

intended as security is to be determined by the facts of each case, but:

      1.  The inclusion of an option to purchase

does not of itself make the lease one intended for security; and

      2.  An agreement that upon compliance with

the terms of the lease the lessee shall become or has the option to become the

owner of the vehicle for no additional consideration does make the lease one

intended for security.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 443)

      NRS 482.110  “Semitrailer” defined.  “Semitrailer”

means every vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction

with a motor vehicle that some part of its own weight and that of its own load

rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.1115  “Service vehicle” and “work vehicle” defined.  “Service vehicle” or “work vehicle” means a

vehicle owned and operated by a licensed dealer, manufacturer, distributor,

long-term or short-term lessor, rebuilder or broker in the furtherance of his

or her business. Such vehicles include, without limitation, a passenger shuttle

bus, a tow car, a delivery vehicle or any other vehicle used to transport

customers or property to or from the place of business of the dealer,

manufacturer, distributor, long-term or short-term lessor, rebuilder or broker.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 3199)

      NRS 482.113  “Slide-in camper” defined.  “Slide-in

camper” means a portable unit designed to be loaded and unloaded from the bed

of a pickup truck, and so constructed as to provide temporary living quarters

for travel, camping or recreational use.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 230)

      NRS 482.115  “Solid rubber tires” defined.  “Solid

rubber tires” means every tire made of rubber other than a pneumatic tire.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.120  “Specially constructed vehicle” defined.  “Specially constructed vehicle” means any

vehicle which shall not have been originally constructed under a distinctive

name, make, model or type by a generally recognized manufacturer of vehicles.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.123  “Special mobile equipment” defined.

      1.  “Special mobile equipment” means every

motor vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons

or property and only incidentally operated or moved upon a highway, including,

but not limited to, scoopmobiles, forklifts, ditch-digging apparatus,

well-boring apparatus and road construction and maintenance machinery such as

asphalt graders, bituminous mixers, bucket loaders, tractors other than truck

tractors, leveling graders, finishing machines, motor graders, road rollers,

scarifiers, earth-moving carryalls and scrapers, power shovels and draglines,

and earth-moving equipment.

      2.  “Special mobile equipment” does not

include house trailers, dump trucks, truck-mounted transit mixers, concrete

pumpers, cranes or drill rigs with highway-rated tires or other vehicles

designed for the transportation of persons or property to which machinery has

been attached.

      3.  The Director may make the final

determination as to whether a vehicle not specifically enumerated in subsection

1 or 2 falls within this definition.

      4.  The Department shall, by regulation,

define “incidentally operated or moved upon a highway” for purposes of this

section.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 1302; A 1973, 221; 2007, 229)

      NRS 482.124  “Substitute number plate” defined.  “Substitute

number plate” means a license plate or a set of license plates issued in place

of a previously issued and unexpired plate or set of plates. The plate or set

of plates does not repeat the code of the previously issued plate or set.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 374)

      NRS 482.125  “Trailer” defined.  “Trailer”

means every vehicle without motive power designed to carry property or

passengers wholly on its own structure and to be drawn by a motor vehicle.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.127  “Travel trailer” defined.  “Travel

trailer” means a portable structure mounted on wheels, constructed on a

vehicular-type chassis primarily designed as temporary living quarters for

recreational, camping or travel use and designed to be drawn by another vehicle

and designated by the manufacturer as a travel trailer. A vehicle is not a

travel trailer if, when equipped for highway use, it is more than 8 feet wide.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 230; A 1979, 1222)

      NRS 482.129  “Trimobile” defined.  “Trimobile”

means every motor vehicle designed to travel with three wheels in contact with

the ground, two of which are power driven.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 854)

      NRS 482.1295  “Truck cab assembly” defined.  “Truck

cab assembly” means a removable portion of a truck that uses a conventional

frame assembly consisting of a cab that may be bolted and unbolted which

includes a floor assembly, cowl assembly, roof assembly and rear panel and may

also include front, side or rear glass and front or rear left or right doors.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1239)

      NRS 482.130  “Truck-tractor” defined.  “Truck-tractor”

means every motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other

vehicles and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the

weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]

      NRS 482.132  “Used vehicle” defined.  Except

as otherwise provided in NRS 482.366605, “used

vehicle” means a vehicle that:

      1.  Has been registered with the Department

or with the appropriate agency of authority of any other state, the District of

Columbia, any territory or possession of the United States or foreign state,

province or country and, if equipped with an odometer, registers more than

2,500 miles on the odometer; or

      2.  Regardless of mileage, is at least 1

model year old, as determined by the vehicle manufacturer, and has been

registered with the Department or with the appropriate agency of authority of

any other state, the District of Columbia, any territory or possession of the

United States or foreign state, province or country for 30 days or more, if no

exemptions for registration exist under the laws of this State or the laws of

the jurisdiction in which the vehicle was registered.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 1472; A 1995, 776; 1999, 1163; 2007, 3202)

      NRS 482.133  “Used vehicle dealer” defined.  “Used

vehicle dealer” means any vehicle dealer who is licensed in accordance with the

provisions of this chapter as a used vehicle dealer and who acquires used

vehicles for resale.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 1472; A 1971, 1302; 1973, 231;

1975, 1071; 1995,

776)

      NRS 482.134  “Utility trailer” defined.  “Utility

trailer” means a vehicle, without motive power, designed to carry property or

passengers wholly on its own structure, and to be drawn by a motor vehicle. It

may not exceed 8 feet in width nor 3,500 pounds in weight.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 230)

      NRS 482.1345  “Van conversion” defined.  “Van

conversion” means a vehicular-type unit originally designed and manufactured as

a van or enclosed truck, which is modified to be used for travel, camping or

recreational use, but which retains the basic silhouette of a van.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 230)

      NRS 482.135  “Vehicle” defined.  Except

as otherwise provided in NRS 482.36348, “vehicle”

means every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be

transported or drawn upon a public highway. The term does not include:

      1.  Devices moved by human power or used

exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks;

      2.  Mobile homes or commercial coaches as

defined in chapter 489 of NRS; or

      3.  Electric personal assistive mobility

devices.

      [Part 1:202:1931; A 1951, 165; 1953, 280]—(NRS A 1979, 1222; 2003, 1205; 2003,

20th Special Session, 299)

      NRS 482.137  “Vehicle transporter” defined.  “Vehicle

transporter” means a person who engages in the business of transporting motor

vehicles in which he or she has no ownership interest and which are otherwise

required to be registered pursuant to this chapter by operating them, singly or

in combination, upon the highway under their own motive power.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2077)

ADMINISTRATION

      NRS 482.155  Enforcement of provisions of chapter by Department, its officers

and peace officers.  The

Department, all officers thereof and all peace officers in this State shall

enforce the provisions of this chapter.

      [Part 3:202:1931; A 1953, 105]

      NRS 482.160  Administrative regulations; branch offices; appointment of

agents and designation of county assessor as agent; compensation of certain

agents.

      1.  The Director may adopt and enforce such

administrative regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this

chapter.

      2.  The Director may establish branch

offices as provided in NRS 481.055, and

may by contract appoint any person or public agency as an agent to assist in

carrying out the duties of the Department pursuant to this chapter. The

Director may designate the county assessor of any county as agent to assist in

carrying out the duties of the Department in that county. The county assessor

may, under an agreement with the Department made pursuant to this subsection,

transfer his or her duties as agent to the Department where the Department has

established a branch office, consisting of full-time employees, in the county.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the contract with each agent appointed by the Department in

connection with the registration of motor vehicles and issuance of license

plates must provide for compensation based upon the reasonable value of the

services of the agent but must not exceed $2 for each registration. An

authorized inspection station or authorized station that issues certificates of

registration pursuant to NRS 482.281 is not

entitled to receive compensation from the Department pursuant to this

subsection.

      [Part 3:202:1931; A 1953, 105]—(NRS A 1959, 909;

1961, 128; 1969, 1544; 1979, 552; 1981, 242; 1983, 1618; 1985, 732; 1989, 505, 703; 1991, 1914, 1988; 1993, 586, 2860)

      NRS 482.162  Department to adopt regulations setting forth criteria for

determination of whether person is farmer or rancher; presentation of evidence

to Department.  The Department

shall adopt regulations establishing the criteria to be used to determine whether

a person is a farmer or rancher for the purposes of NRS

482.036 and 706.071. A person must

present appropriate evidence to allow the Department to make the determination

that the person satisfies the criteria set forth in the regulations.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2353)

      NRS 482.165  Director to provide forms.  The

Director shall provide suitable forms for applications, registration cards,

license number plates, and all other forms requisite for the purposes of this

chapter, and shall prepay all transportation charges thereon.

      [Part 3:202:1931; A 1953, 105]—(NRS A 1961, 129)

      NRS 482.170  Records of Department concerning registration and licensing.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 239.0115, 481.063 and 485.316, all personal information in the

records of registration and licensing in the offices of the Department is

confidential and must not knowingly be disclosed by the Department.

      [4:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.03]—(NRS A 1991, 487; 1993, 2479; 1995, 1929; 2007, 2114)

      NRS 482.171  List of registered owners to be provided for selection of jury;

reimbursement of Department.

      1.  The Department shall provide a list of

registered owners of motor vehicles in any county upon the request of a

district judge of the judicial district in which the county lies for use by the

district judge for purposes of jury selection.

      2.  The court which requests the list shall

reimburse the Department for the reasonable cost of the list.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 739)

      NRS 482.173  Schedule for retention and disposition of certain records of

Department.

      1.  Notwithstanding the provisions of any

schedule for the retention and disposition of official state records to the

contrary, the Director shall ensure that the Department retains the originals

of:

      (a) Certificates of title that are submitted to

the Department for the registration of a vehicle which has been sold or

transferred; and

      (b) Forms for a power of attorney that are

submitted to the Department pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS

482.415,

Ê for at least

1 year after the date on which such documents are received by the Department.

      2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of NRS 239.080, the Director may order the

destruction of certificates of title and forms for a power of attorney which are

retained pursuant to subsection 1 after the expiration of the 1-year period set

forth in that subsection.

      3.  The Department shall keep a record

showing when certificates of title and forms for a power of attorney are

destroyed.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 168; A 2001, 1888; 2003, 457)

      NRS 482.175  Validity of registration: Powers and duties of Department and

registered dealers.  The Department

and the officers and deputies thereof and registered dealers shall examine, and

to the best of their ability determine the genuineness and regularity of, every

registration and transfer of registration of a vehicle as provided in this

chapter, in order that every certificate issued for a vehicle must contain true

statements of the ownership thereof, and to prevent the registration of a

vehicle by any person not entitled thereto. The Department or a registered

dealer may require any applicant to furnish such information in addition to

that contained in the application as may be necessary to satisfy the Department

of the truth and regularity of the application.

      [Part 7:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.06]—(NRS A 1995, 1861)

      NRS 482.180  Motor Vehicle Fund: Creation; deposits; interest and income;

dishonored payments; distribution of money collected for basic governmental

services tax; transfers.

      1.  The Motor Vehicle Fund is hereby

created as an agency fund. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4 or by a

specific statute, all money received or collected by the Department must be

deposited in the State Treasury for credit to the Motor Vehicle Fund.

      2.  The interest and income on the money in

the Motor Vehicle Fund, after deducting any applicable charges, must be

credited to the State Highway Fund.

      3.  Any check accepted by the Department in

payment of the governmental services tax or any other fee required to be

collected pursuant to this chapter must, if it is dishonored upon presentation

for payment, be charged back against the Motor Vehicle Fund or the county to

which the payment was credited pursuant to this section or NRS 482.181, in the proper proportion.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 6, all money received or collected by the Department for the basic

governmental services tax must be distributed in the manner set forth in NRS 482.181 and 482.182.

      5.  Money for the administration of the

provisions of this chapter must be provided by direct legislative appropriation

from the State Highway Fund or other legislative authorization, upon the

presentation of budgets in the manner required by law. Out of the appropriation

or authorization, the Department shall pay every item of expense.

      6.  The Department shall withhold 6 percent

from the amount of the governmental services tax collected by the Department as

a commission. From the amount of the governmental services tax collected by a

county assessor, the State Controller shall credit 1 percent to the Department

as a commission and remit 5 percent to the county for credit to its general

fund as commission for the services of the county assessor. All money withheld

by or credited to the Department pursuant to this subsection must be used only

for the administration of this chapter as authorized by the Legislature

pursuant to subsection 5.

      7.  When the requirements of this section

and NRS 482.181 and 482.182

have been met, and when directed by the Department, the State Controller shall

transfer monthly to the State Highway Fund any balance in the Motor Vehicle

Fund.

      8.  If a statute requires that any money in

the Motor Vehicle Fund be transferred to another fund or account, the

Department shall direct the State Controller to transfer the money in

accordance with the statute.

      [Part 30:202:1931; A 1931, 339; 1937, 330; 1941, 19;

1949, 410; 1951, 177; 1953, 280]—(NRS A 1957, 769; 1959, 910, 917; 1960, 99;

1963, 1124; 1965, 683, 1230; 1969, 339; 1971, 2090; 1973, 220; 1975, 210, 440; 1977, 393; 1979, 110, 553, 1119, 1121, 1247, 1248; 1981, 242, 811, 1545, 1547; 1983, 1586; 1985, 732; 1987, 2272; 1989, 1149; 1991, 42; 1993, 2648; 1995, 990; 1997, 3298; 1999, 22, 2777; 2001, 306, 1832, 1834; 2001

Special Session, 144, 159; 2003, 274; 2009, 2194)

      NRS 482.1805  Revolving Account for Issuance of Special License Plates:

Creation; deposit of certain fees; use of money in Account; transfer of excess

balance to State Highway Fund; exception.

      1.  The Revolving Account for the Issuance

of Special License Plates is hereby created as a special account in the State

Highway Fund. An amount equal to $35 of the fee received by the Department for

the initial issuance of a special license plate, not including any additional

fee which may be added to generate financial support for a particular cause or

charitable organization, must be deposited in the State Highway Fund for credit

to the Account.

      2.  The Department shall use the money in

the Account to:

      (a) Pay the expenses involved in issuing special

license plates; and

      (b) Purchase improved and upgraded technology,

including, without limitation, digital technology for the production of special

license plates, to ensure that special license plates are produced in the most

efficient manner possible.

      3.  Money in the Account must be used only

for the purposes specified in subsection 2.

      4.  At the end of each fiscal year, the

State Controller shall transfer from the Account to the State Highway Fund an

amount of money equal to the balance in the Account which exceeds $50,000.

      5.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to NRS 482.37901.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 779; A 2001, 1837; 2003, 3067, 3346; 2009, 1029;

2013, 2546)

      NRS 482.181  Governmental services taxes: Certification of amount collected

each month; distribution. [Effective through June 30, 2015.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 5, after deducting the amount withheld by the Department and the

amount credited to the Department pursuant to subsection 6 of NRS 482.180, and the amount transferred to the State

General Fund pursuant to NRS 482.182, the

Department shall certify monthly to the State Board of Examiners the amount of

the basic and supplemental governmental services taxes collected for each

county by the Department and its agents during the preceding month, and that money

must be distributed monthly as provided in this section.

      2.  Any supplemental governmental services

tax collected for a county must be distributed only to the county, to be used

as provided in NRS 371.043, 371.045 and 371.047.

      3.  The distribution of the basic

governmental services tax received or collected for each county must be made to

the county school district within each county before any distribution is made

to a local government, special district or enterprise district. For the purpose

of calculating the amount of the basic governmental services tax to be

distributed to the county school district, the taxes levied by each local

government, special district and enterprise district are the product of its

certified valuation, determined pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 361.405, and its tax rate, established

pursuant to NRS 361.455 for the fiscal

year beginning on July 1, 1980, except that the tax rate for school districts,

including the rate attributable to a district’s debt service, is the rate

established pursuant to NRS 361.455 for

the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 1978, but if the rate attributable to a district’s

debt service in any fiscal year is greater than its rate for the fiscal year

beginning on July 1, 1978, the higher rate must be used to determine the amount

attributable to debt service.

      4.  After making the distributions set

forth in subsection 3, the remaining money received or collected for each

county must be deposited in the Local Government Tax Distribution Account

created by NRS 360.660 for distribution

to local governments, special districts and enterprise districts within each

county pursuant to the provisions of NRS

360.680 and 360.690.

      5.  An amount equal to any basic

governmental services tax distributed to a redevelopment agency in the Fiscal

Year 1987-1988 must continue to be distributed to that agency as long as it

exists but must not be increased.

      6.  The Department shall make distributions

of the basic governmental services tax directly to county school districts.

      7.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Enterprise district” has the meaning

ascribed to it in NRS 360.620.

      (b) “Local government” has the meaning ascribed

to it in NRS 360.640.

      (c) “Received or collected for each county”

means:

             (1) For the basic governmental services

tax collected on vehicles subject to the provisions of chapter 706 of NRS, the amount determined for

each county based on the following percentages:

 

Carson City.................. 1.07

percent                    Lincoln................... 3.12 percent

Churchill........................ 5.21

percent                    Lyon....................... 2.90 percent

Clark............................ 22.54

percent                    Mineral................... 2.40 percent

Douglas......................... 2.52

percent                    Nye......................... 4.09 percent

Elko............................. 13.31

percent                    Pershing.................. 7.00 percent

Esmeralda..................... 2.52

percent                    Storey..................... 0.19 percent

Eureka........................... 3.10

percent                    Washoe................ 12.24 percent

Humboldt..................... 8.25

percent                    White Pine............. 5.66 percent

Lander........................... 3.88

percent

 

             (2) For all other basic and supplemental

governmental services tax received or collected by the Department, the amount

attributable to each county based on the county of registration of the vehicle

for which the tax was paid.

      (d) “Special district” has the meaning ascribed

to it in NRS 360.650.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 731; A 1987, 1693, 1724; 1989, 1882; 1991, 43; 1995, 180, 2183, 2747; 1997, 604, 1587, 1589, 2565, 2566, 2567, 3301, 3299; 1999, 664, 1216; 2001, 307, 1001; 2001

Special Session, 145, 160; 2003, 18, 1313; 2009, 2080,

2194)

      NRS 482.181  Governmental services

taxes: Certification of amount collected each month; distribution. [Effective

July 1, 2015.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection

5, after deducting the amount withheld by the Department and the amount

credited to the Department pursuant to subsection 6 of NRS

482.180, and the amount transferred to the State Highway Fund pursuant to NRS 482.182, the Department shall certify monthly to

the State Board of Examiners the amount of the basic and supplemental

governmental services taxes collected for each county by the Department and its

agents during the preceding month, and that money must be distributed monthly

as provided in this section.

      2.  Any supplemental governmental services

tax collected for a county must be distributed only to the county, to be used

as provided in NRS 371.043, 371.045 and 371.047.

      3.  The distribution of the basic

governmental services tax received or collected for each county must be made to

the county school district within each county before any distribution is made

to a local government, special district or enterprise district. For the purpose

of calculating the amount of the basic governmental services tax to be

distributed to the county school district, the taxes levied by each local

government, special district and enterprise district are the product of its

certified valuation, determined pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 361.405, and its tax rate, established

pursuant to NRS 361.455 for the fiscal

year beginning on July 1, 1980, except that the tax rate for school districts,

including the rate attributable to a district’s debt service, is the rate

established pursuant to NRS 361.455 for

the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 1978, but if the rate attributable to a

district’s debt service in any fiscal year is greater than its rate for the

fiscal year beginning on July 1, 1978, the higher rate must be used to

determine the amount attributable to debt service.

      4.  After making the distributions set

forth in subsection 3, the remaining money received or collected for each

county must be deposited in the Local Government Tax Distribution Account

created by NRS 360.660 for distribution

to local governments, special districts and enterprise districts within each

county pursuant to the provisions of NRS

360.680 and 360.690.

      5.  An amount equal to any basic

governmental services tax distributed to a redevelopment agency in the Fiscal

Year 1987-1988 must continue to be distributed to that agency as long as it

exists but must not be increased.

      6.  The Department shall make distributions

of the basic governmental services tax directly to county school districts.

      7.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Enterprise district” has the meaning

ascribed to it in NRS 360.620.

      (b) “Local government” has the meaning ascribed

to it in NRS 360.640.

      (c) “Received or collected for each county”

means:

             (1) For the basic governmental services

tax collected on vehicles subject to the provisions of chapter 706 of NRS, the amount determined for

each county based on the following percentages:

 

Carson City.................. 1.07

percent                    Lincoln................... 3.12 percent

Churchill........................ 5.21

percent                    Lyon....................... 2.90 percent

Clark............................ 22.54

percent                    Mineral................... 2.40 percent

Douglas......................... 2.52

percent                    Nye......................... 4.09 percent

Elko............................. 13.31

percent                    Pershing.................. 7.00 percent

Esmeralda..................... 2.52

percent                    Storey..................... 0.19 percent

Eureka........................... 3.10

percent                    Washoe................ 12.24 percent

Humboldt..................... 8.25

percent                    White Pine............. 5.66 percent

Lander........................... 3.88

percent

 

             (2) For all other basic and supplemental

governmental services tax received or collected by the Department, the amount

attributable to each county based on the county of registration of the vehicle

for which the tax was paid.

      (d) “Special district” has the meaning ascribed

to it in NRS 360.650.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 731; A 1987, 1693, 1724; 1989, 1882; 1991, 43; 1995, 180, 2183, 2747; 1997, 604, 1587, 1589, 2565, 2566, 2567, 3301, 3299; 1999, 664, 1216; 2001, 307, 1001; 2001

Special Session, 145, 160; 2003, 18, 1313; 2009, 2080,

2194, 2196; 2013, 2570,

effective July 1, 2015)

      NRS 482.182  Governmental services taxes: Transfer of certain amount from

proceeds to State General Fund. [Effective through June 30, 2015.]

      1.  After deducting the amount withheld by

the Department and the amount credited to the Department pursuant to subsection

6 of NRS 482.180 and before carrying out the

provisions of NRS 482.181 each month, the

Department shall direct the State Controller to transfer to the State General

Fund from the proceeds of the basic governmental services tax collected by the

Department and its agents during the preceding month the amounts indicated

pursuant to this section.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, the amount required to be transferred pursuant to subsection 1

from the proceeds of the basic governmental services tax imposed on vehicles

depreciated in accordance with:

      (a) Subsection 1 of NRS 371.060 based upon an age of:

             (1) One year, is a sum equal to 11 percent

of those proceeds;

             (2) Two years, is a sum equal to 12

percent of those proceeds;

             (3) Three years, is a sum equal to 13 percent

of those proceeds;

             (4) Four years, is a sum equal to 15

percent of those proceeds;

             (5) Five years, is a sum equal to 18

percent of those proceeds;

             (6) Six years, is a sum equal to 22

percent of those proceeds;

             (7) Seven years, is a sum equal to 29

percent of those proceeds;

             (8) Eight years, is a sum equal to 40

percent of those proceeds; and

             (9) Nine years or more, is a sum equal to

67 percent of those proceeds; and

      (b) Subsection 2 of NRS 371.060 based upon an age of:

             (1) One year, is a sum equal to 12 percent

of those proceeds;

             (2) Two years, is a sum equal to 14

percent of those proceeds;

             (3) Three years, is a sum equal to 18

percent of those proceeds;

             (4) Four years, is a sum equal to 21

percent of those proceeds;

             (5) Five years, is a sum equal to 26

percent of those proceeds;

             (6) Six years, is a sum equal to 30

percent of those proceeds;

             (7) Seven years, is a sum equal to 33

percent of those proceeds;

             (8) Eight years, is a sum equal to 37

percent of those proceeds;

             (9) Nine years, is a sum equal to 40

percent of those proceeds; and

             (10) Ten years or more, is a sum equal to

43 percent of those proceeds.

      3.  The amount required to be transferred

pursuant to subsection 1 from the proceeds of the basic governmental services

tax imposed on vehicles to which the minimum amount of that tax applies

pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 3 of NRS

371.060 is a sum equal to 63 percent of those proceeds.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2193)

      NRS 482.182  Governmental services

taxes: Transfer of certain amount from proceeds to State Highway Fund.

[Effective July 1, 2015.]

      1.  After deducting the amount withheld by

the Department and the amount credited to the Department pursuant to subsection

6 of NRS 482.180 and before carrying out the

provisions of NRS 482.181 each month, the

Department shall direct the State Controller to transfer to the State Highway

Fund from the proceeds of the basic governmental services tax collected by the

Department and its agents during the preceding month the amounts indicated

pursuant to this section.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, the amount required to be transferred pursuant to subsection 1

from the proceeds of the basic governmental services tax imposed on vehicles

depreciated in accordance with:

      (a) Subsection 1 of NRS 371.060 based upon an age of:

             (1) One year, is a sum equal to 11 percent

of those proceeds;

             (2) Two years, is a sum equal to 12

percent of those proceeds;

             (3) Three years, is a sum equal to 13 percent

of those proceeds;

             (4) Four years, is a sum equal to 15

percent of those proceeds;

             (5) Five years, is a sum equal to 18

percent of those proceeds;

             (6) Six years, is a sum equal to 22

percent of those proceeds;

             (7) Seven years, is a sum equal to 29

percent of those proceeds;

             (8) Eight years, is a sum equal to 40

percent of those proceeds; and

             (9) Nine years or more, is a sum equal to

67 percent of those proceeds; and

      (b) Subsection 2 of NRS 371.060 based upon an age of:

             (1) One year, is a sum equal to 12 percent

of those proceeds;

             (2) Two years, is a sum equal to 14

percent of those proceeds;

             (3) Three years, is a sum equal to 18

percent of those proceeds;

             (4) Four years, is a sum equal to 21

percent of those proceeds;

             (5) Five years, is a sum equal to 26

percent of those proceeds;

             (6) Six years, is a sum equal to 30

percent of those proceeds;

             (7) Seven years, is a sum equal to 33

percent of those proceeds;

             (8) Eight years, is a sum equal to 37

percent of those proceeds;

             (9) Nine years, is a sum equal to 40

percent of those proceeds; and

             (10) Ten years or more, is a sum equal to

43 percent of those proceeds.

      3.  The amount required to be transferred

pursuant to subsection 1 from the proceeds of the basic governmental services

tax imposed on vehicles to which the minimum amount of that tax applies

pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 3 of NRS

371.060 is a sum equal to 63 percent of those proceeds.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2193;

A 2009,

2198; 2013,

2570, effective July 1, 2015)

      NRS 482.1825  Contributions for Complete Streets Program: Distribution;

certification of amount collected each month; deduction and withholding by

Department. [Effective on the earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date on which

the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor and the

Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources are

available to enable the Department to carry out the provisions of chapter 472,

Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 2812.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, any voluntary contributions collected pursuant to subsection 11

of NRS 482.480 must be distributed to each county

based on the county of registration of the vehicle for which the contribution

was made, to be used as provided in NRS

244.2643, 277A.285 or 403.575, as applicable. The Department

shall remit monthly the contributions directly:

      (a) In a county in which a regional

transportation commission exists, to the regional transportation commission.

      (b) In a county whose population is 100,000 or

more and in which a regional transportation commission does not exist, to the

board of county commissioners.

      (c) In a county whose population is less than

100,000 and in which a regional transportation commission does not exist, to

the board of county highway commissioners created pursuant to NRS 403.010.

      2.  The Department shall certify monthly to

the State Board of Examiners the amount of the voluntary contributions

collected pursuant to subsection 11 of NRS 482.480

for each county by the Department and its agents during the preceding month,

and that the money has been distributed as provided in this section.

      3.  The Department shall deduct and

withhold 1 percent of the contributions collected pursuant to subsection 1 to

reimburse the Department for its expenses in collecting and distributing the

contributions.

      4.  As used in this section, “regional

transportation commission” means a regional transportation commission created

and organized in accordance with chapter 277A

of NRS.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2813,

effective on the earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date on which the Director

of the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor and the Director of

the Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources are available to

enable the Department to carry out the provisions of chapter 472, Statutes of

Nevada 2013, at page 2812)

      NRS 482.183  Motor Vehicle Revolving Account: Creation; use; deposits.  The Motor Vehicle Revolving Account is hereby

created and must be used for making change in the main and branch offices of

the Department. 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 1963, 174; A 1973, 221; 1975, 211; 1979, 112; 1983, 1242; 1987, 1144; 1995, 100; 2001, 380)

      NRS 482.186  Certain odometers deemed to register mileage reflected on

odometer plus 100,000 miles.  For

the purposes of this chapter, if an odometer that is connected to a motor

vehicle is not capable of registering 100,000 miles or more, the odometer shall

be deemed to register the actual mileage the vehicle has traveled while in

operation.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2214)

      NRS 482.187  Department authorized to enter into written agreements for

periodic payment of delinquent taxes or fees; regulations.  The Department may:

      1.  Enter into written agreements providing

for the periodic payment of delinquent taxes or fees imposed pursuant to this

chapter.

      2.  Adopt regulations:

      (a) Setting forth the permissible terms of those

agreements; and

      (b) Providing for the cancellation of such an

agreement if the person with whom the Department has contracted becomes

delinquent in his or her payments pursuant to the agreement or in payment of

other taxes or fees owed to the Department pursuant to the provisions of chapter 365, 366,

371, 373 or

482 of NRS.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 319; A 1999, 1021)

      NRS 482.188  Waiver of penalty or interest for failure timely to file return

or pay tax, penalty or fee in certain circumstances.

      1.  The Department may waive payment of a

penalty or interest for a person’s failure timely to file a return or pay a

tax, penalty or fee imposed by the Department pursuant to this chapter or any

other provision of law, if the Department determines that the failure:

      (a) Was caused by circumstances beyond the

person’s control;

      (b) Occurred despite the person’s exercise of

ordinary care; and

      (c) Was not a result of the person’s willful

neglect.

      2.  A person requesting relief from payment

of a penalty or interest must file with the Department a sworn statement

specifying the facts supporting the person’s claim for relief.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 318; A 2003, 457)

REGISTRATION; TITLING; REGULAR LICENSE PLATES

      NRS 482.205  Registration required for certain vehicles.  Except as otherwise provided in this chapter

and NRS 706.188, every owner of a motor

vehicle, trailer or semitrailer intended to be operated upon any highway in

this State shall, before the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer can be

operated, apply to the Department or a registered dealer for and obtain the

registration thereof.

      [Part 6:202:1931; A 1941, 51; 1949, 511; 1953,

52]—(NRS A 1963, 1276; 1995, 1861; 2009, 390)

      NRS 482.206  Periods of registration for vehicles; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section and NRS 482.2065, every motor vehicle,

except for a motor vehicle that is registered pursuant to the provisions of NRS 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive, and except for a full

trailer or semitrailer that is registered pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 482.483, must be registered for a period of 12

consecutive months beginning the day after the first registration by the owner

in this State.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 7 and NRS 482.2065, every vehicle

registered by an agent of the Department or a registered dealer must be

registered for 12 consecutive months beginning the first day of the month after

the first registration by the owner in this State.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 7 and NRS 482.2065, a vehicle which

must be registered through the Motor Carrier Division of the Department, or a

motor vehicle which has a declared gross weight in excess of 26,000 pounds,

must be registered for a period of 12 consecutive months beginning on the date

established by the Department by regulation.

      4.  Upon the application of the owner of a

fleet of vehicles, the Director may permit the owner to register the fleet on

the basis of a calendar year.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsections 6 and 7, when the registration of any vehicle is transferred

pursuant to NRS 482.399, the expiration date of

each regular license plate, special license plate or substitute decal must, at

the time of the transfer of registration, be advanced for a period of 12

consecutive months beginning:

      (a) The first day of the month after the

transfer, if the vehicle is transferred by an agent of the Department; or

      (b) The day after the transfer in all other

cases,

Ê and a credit

on the portion of the fee for registration and the governmental services tax attributable

to the remainder of the current period of registration must be allowed pursuant

to the applicable provisions of NRS 482.399.

      6.  When the registration of any trailer

that is registered for a 3-year period pursuant to NRS

482.2065 is transferred pursuant to NRS 482.399,

the expiration date of each license plate or substitute decal must, at the time

of the transfer of the registration, be advanced, if applicable pursuant to NRS 482.2065, for a period of 3 consecutive years

beginning:

      (a) The first day of the month after the

transfer, if the trailer is transferred by an agent of the Department; or

      (b) The day after the transfer in all other

cases,

Ê and a credit

on the portion of the fee for registration and the governmental services tax

attributable to the remainder of the current period of registration must be

allowed pursuant to the applicable provisions of NRS

482.399.

      7.  A full trailer or semitrailer that is

registered pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 482.483

is registered until the date the owner of the full trailer or semitrailer:

      (a) Transfers the ownership of the full trailer

or semitrailer; or

      (b) Cancels the registration of the full trailer

or semitrailer and surrenders the license plates to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 684; A 1971, 1553; 1973, 260;

1975, 156, 333; 1979,

89; 1983,

1618; 1985,

679; 1989,

1150, 1421;

1993, 1345;

1995, 1861;

1997, 567, 568, 1618; 2001, 308; 2003, 3375; 2007, 54; 2013, 2829)

      NRS 482.2065  Alternate 3-year period of registration for trailers; imposition

of governmental services tax; fees.

      1.  A trailer may be registered for a

3-year period as provided in this section.

      2.  A person who registers a trailer for a

3-year period must pay upon registration all fees and taxes that would be due

during the 3-year period if he or she registered the trailer for 1 year and

renewed that registration for 2 consecutive years immediately thereafter,

including, without limitation:

      (a) Registration fees pursuant to NRS 482.480 and 482.483.

      (b) A fee for each license plate issued pursuant

to NRS 482.268.

      (c) Fees for the initial issuance and renewal of

a special license plate pursuant to NRS 482.265, if

applicable.

      (d) Fees for the initial issuance and renewal of

a personalized prestige license plate pursuant to NRS

482.367, if applicable.

      (e) Additional fees for the initial issuance and

renewal of a special license plate issued pursuant to NRS

482.3667 to 482.3823, inclusive, which are

imposed to generate financial support for a particular cause or charitable

organization, if applicable.

      (f) Governmental services taxes imposed pursuant

to chapter 371 of NRS, as provided in NRS 482.260.

      (g) The applicable taxes imposed pursuant to chapters 372, 374,

377 and 377A

of NRS.

      3.  As used in this section, the term

“trailer” does not include a full trailer or semitrailer that is registered

pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 482.483.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2829)

      NRS 482.208  Registration of leased vehicles by long-term lessor or long-term

lessee.  Any vehicle which is

leased by a long-term lessor to a long-term lessee having a place of business

or residence in this State, for use on the public highways of this State, is

subject to registration in this State either by the long-term lessor or the

long-term lessee.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 1472; A 1967, 705; 1989, 1422)

      NRS 482.209  Department prohibited from charging additional fee for

delinquent or late registration of vehicle owned by deployed member of

military; affidavit required.

      1.  Notwithstanding any other provision of

law, the Department shall not impose an additional fee against the owner of a

vehicle for the delinquent or late registration of that vehicle if the owner

was a member of the military deployed to a combat or combat supporting position

at the time of the expiration of the prior registration.

      2.  Evidence that the owner of a vehicle

was a member of the military deployed to a combat or combat supporting position

at a particular time must be furnished by an affidavit executed by a person

having knowledge of the fact. The affidavit must accompany the application for

renewal of registration.

      3.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Additional fee” means any fine, fee,

assessment or other monetary penalty that the Department imposes or collects

solely because a vehicle is registered after the date by which it is ordinarily

required to be registered. The term does not include a fee or tax that would be

due and payable irrespective of the registration of a vehicle being late.

      (b) “Military” means the Armed Forces of the

United States, a reserve component thereof or the National Guard.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 296)

      NRS 482.210  Exemptions from registration.

      1.  The provisions of this chapter

requiring the registration of certain vehicles do not apply to:

      (a) Special mobile equipment.

      (b) Implements of husbandry temporarily drawn,

moved or otherwise propelled upon the highways.

      (c) Any mobile home or commercial coach subject

to the provisions of chapter 489 of NRS.

      (d) Electric bicycles.

      (e) Golf carts which are:

             (1) Traveling upon highways properly

designated by the appropriate city or county as permissible for the operation

of golf carts; and

             (2) Operating pursuant to a permit issued

pursuant to this chapter.

      (f) Mopeds.

      (g) Towable tools or equipment as defined in NRS 484D.055.

      (h) Any motorized conveyance for a wheelchair,

whose operator is a person with a disability who is unable to walk about.

      2.  For the purposes of this section,

“motorized conveyance for a wheelchair” means a vehicle which:

      (a) Can carry a wheelchair;

      (b) Is propelled by an engine which produces not

more than 3 gross brake horsepower, has a displacement of not more than 50

cubic centimeters or produces not more than 2250 watts final output;

      (c) Is designed to travel on not more than three

wheels; and

      (d) Can reach a speed of not more than 30 miles

per hour on a flat surface with not more than a grade of 1 percent in any

direction.

Ê The term

does not include a tractor.

      [Part 6:202:1931; A 1941, 51; 1949, 511; 1953,

52]—(NRS A 1963, 348; 1973, 470; 1975, 1075; 1979, 1223; 1981, 620; 1983, 436; 1991, 2330; 2009, 394)

      NRS 482.215  Application for registration. [Effective until the earlier of

October 1, 2015, or the date on which the Director of the Department of Motor

Vehicles notifies the Governor and the Director of the Legislative Counsel

Bureau that sufficient resources are available to enable the Department to

carry out the provisions of chapter 472, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page

2812.]

      1.  All applications for registration,

except applications for renewal of registration, must be made as provided in

this section.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.294, applications for all registrations,

except renewals of registration, must be made in person, if practicable, to any

office or agent of the Department or to a registered dealer.

      3.  Each application must be made upon the

appropriate form furnished by the Department and contain:

      (a) The signature of the owner, except as

otherwise provided in subsection 2 of NRS 482.294,

if applicable.

      (b) The owner’s residential address.

      (c) The owner’s declaration of the county where

he or she intends the vehicle to be based, unless the vehicle is deemed to have

no base. The Department shall use this declaration to determine the county to

which the governmental services tax is to be paid.

      (d) A brief description of the vehicle to be

registered, including the name of the maker, the engine, identification or

serial number, whether new or used, and the last license number, if known, and

the state in which it was issued, and upon the registration of a new vehicle,

the date of sale by the manufacturer or franchised and licensed dealer in this

State for the make to be registered to the person first purchasing or operating

the vehicle.

      (e) Except as otherwise provided in this

paragraph, if the applicant is not an owner of a fleet of vehicles or a person

described in subsection 5:

             (1) Proof satisfactory to the Department

or registered dealer that the applicant carries insurance on the vehicle

provided by an insurance company licensed by the Division of Insurance of the

Department of Business and Industry and approved to do business in this State

as required by NRS 485.185; and

             (2) A declaration signed by the applicant

that he or she will maintain the insurance required by NRS 485.185 during the period of

registration. If the application is submitted by electronic means pursuant to NRS 482.294, the applicant is not required to sign the

declaration required by this subparagraph.

      (f) If the applicant is an owner of a fleet of

vehicles or a person described in subsection 5, evidence of insurance provided

by an insurance company licensed by the Division of Insurance of the Department

of Business and Industry and approved to do business in this State as required

by NRS 485.185:

             (1) In the form of a certificate of

insurance on a form approved by the Commissioner of Insurance;

             (2) In the form of a card issued pursuant

to NRS 690B.023 which identifies the

vehicle or the registered owner of the vehicle; or

             (3) In another form satisfactory to the

Department.

Ê The

Department may file that evidence, return it to the applicant or otherwise

dispose of it.

      (g) If required, evidence of the applicant’s

compliance with controls over emission.

      4.  The application must contain such other

information as is required by the Department or registered dealer and must be

accompanied by proof of ownership satisfactory to the Department.

      5.  For purposes of the evidence required

by paragraph (f) of subsection 3:

      (a) Vehicles which are subject to the fee for a

license and the requirements of registration of the Interstate Highway User Fee

Apportionment Act, and which are based in this State, may be declared as a

fleet by the registered owner thereof on his or her original application for or

application for renewal of a proportional registration. The owner may file a

single certificate of insurance covering that fleet.

      (b) Other fleets composed of 10 or more vehicles

based in this State or vehicles insured under a blanket policy which does not

identify individual vehicles may each be declared annually as a fleet by the

registered owner thereof for the purposes of an application for his or her

original or any renewed registration. The owner may file a single certificate

of insurance covering that fleet.

      (c) A person who qualifies as a self-insurer

pursuant to the provisions of NRS 485.380

may file a copy of his or her certificate of self-insurance.

      (d) A person who qualifies for an operator’s

policy of liability insurance pursuant to the provisions of NRS 485.186 and 485.3091 may file evidence of that

insurance.

      [Part 6:202:1931; A 1941, 51; 1949, 511; 1953,

52]—(NRS A 1957, 506; 1959, 911; 1960, 126; 1963, 1126; 1973, 399; 1975, 1792; 1977, 923; 1979, 1818; 1981, 1692, 1693; 1983, 1131; 1987, 1084, 2144; 1989, 704, 1871, 1874; 1991, 1989; 1993, 2200, 2480; 1995, 700, 1862, 2729; 1997, 567; 2001, 308, 2780; 2003, 374; 2007, 2043; 2009, 2204;

2013, 1888)

      NRS 482.215  Application for

registration. [Effective on the earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date on

which the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor

and the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources

are available to enable the Department to carry out the provisions of chapter

472, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 2812.]

      1.  All applications for registration,

except applications for renewal of registration, must be made as provided in

this section.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.294, applications for all registrations,

except renewals of registration, must be made in person, if practicable, to any

office or agent of the Department or to a registered dealer.

      3.  Each application must be made upon the

appropriate form furnished by the Department and contain:

      (a) The signature of the owner, except as

otherwise provided in subsection 2 of NRS 482.294,

if applicable.

      (b) The owner’s residential address.

      (c) The owner’s declaration of the county where

he or she intends the vehicle to be based, unless the vehicle is deemed to have

no base. The Department shall use this declaration to determine the county to

which the governmental services tax is to be paid.

      (d) A brief description of the vehicle to be

registered, including the name of the maker, the engine, identification or

serial number, whether new or used, and the last license number, if known, and

the state in which it was issued, and upon the registration of a new vehicle,

the date of sale by the manufacturer or franchised and licensed dealer in this

State for the make to be registered to the person first purchasing or operating

the vehicle.

      (e) Except as otherwise provided in this

paragraph, if the applicant is not an owner of a fleet of vehicles or a person

described in subsection 5:

             (1) Proof satisfactory to the Department

or registered dealer that the applicant carries insurance on the vehicle

provided by an insurance company licensed by the Division of Insurance of the

Department of Business and Industry and approved to do business in this State

as required by NRS 485.185; and

             (2) A declaration signed by the applicant

that he or she will maintain the insurance required by NRS 485.185 during the period of

registration. If the application is submitted by electronic means pursuant to NRS 482.294, the applicant is not required to sign the

declaration required by this subparagraph.

      (f) If the applicant is an owner of a fleet of

vehicles or a person described in subsection 5, evidence of insurance provided

by an insurance company licensed by the Division of Insurance of the Department

of Business and Industry and approved to do business in this State as required

by NRS 485.185:

             (1) In the form of a certificate of

insurance on a form approved by the Commissioner of Insurance;

             (2) In the form of a card issued pursuant

to NRS 690B.023 which identifies the

vehicle or the registered owner of the vehicle; or

             (3) In another form satisfactory to the

Department.

Ê The

Department may file that evidence, return it to the applicant or otherwise

dispose of it.

      (g) If required, evidence of the applicant’s

compliance with controls over emission.

      (h) If the application for registration is

submitted via the Internet, a statement which informs the applicant that he or

she may make a nonrefundable monetary contribution of $2 for each vehicle

registered for the Complete Streets Program, if any, created pursuant to NRS 244.2643, 277A.285 or 403.575, as applicable, based on the

declaration made pursuant to paragraph (c). The application form must state in

a clear and conspicuous manner that a contribution for a Complete Streets

Program is nonrefundable and voluntary and is in addition to any fees required

for registration, and must include a method by which the applicant must

indicate his or her intention to opt in or opt out of making such a

contribution.

      4.  The application must contain such other

information as is required by the Department or registered dealer and must be

accompanied by proof of ownership satisfactory to the Department.

      5.  For purposes of the evidence required

by paragraph (f) of subsection 3:

      (a) Vehicles which are subject to the fee for a

license and the requirements of registration of the Interstate Highway User Fee

Apportionment Act, and which are based in this State, may be declared as a

fleet by the registered owner thereof on his or her original application for or

application for renewal of a proportional registration. The owner may file a

single certificate of insurance covering that fleet.

      (b) Other fleets composed of 10 or more vehicles

based in this State or vehicles insured under a blanket policy which does not

identify individual vehicles may each be declared annually as a fleet by the

registered owner thereof for the purposes of an application for his or her

original or any renewed registration. The owner may file a single certificate

of insurance covering that fleet.

      (c) A person who qualifies as a self-insurer

pursuant to the provisions of NRS 485.380

may file a copy of his or her certificate of self-insurance.

      (d) A person who qualifies for an operator’s

policy of liability insurance pursuant to the provisions of NRS 485.186 and 485.3091 may file evidence of that

insurance.

      [Part 6:202:1931; A 1941, 51; 1949, 511; 1953,

52]—(NRS A 1957, 506; 1959, 911; 1960, 126; 1963, 1126; 1973, 399; 1975, 1792; 1977, 923; 1979, 1818; 1981, 1692, 1693; 1983, 1131; 1987, 1084, 2144; 1989, 704, 1871, 1874; 1991, 1989; 1993, 2200, 2480; 1995, 700, 1862, 2729; 1997, 567; 2001, 308, 2780; 2003, 374; 2007, 2043; 2009, 2204;

2013, 1888,

2813,

effective on the earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date on which the Director

of the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor and the Director of

the Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources are available to

enable the Department to carry out the provisions of chapter 472, Statutes of

Nevada 2013, at page 2812)

      NRS 482.216  Department may authorize new vehicle dealer to accept

applications for registration and transfer of registration of new motor

vehicles and to issue certificates of registration; duties of dealer;

prohibited acts; regulations.

      1.  Upon the request of a new vehicle

dealer, the Department may authorize the new vehicle dealer to:

      (a) Accept applications for the registration of the

new motor vehicles he or she sells and the related fees and taxes;

      (b) Issue certificates of registration to

applicants who satisfy the requirements of this chapter; and

      (c) Accept applications for the transfer of

registration pursuant to NRS 482.399 if the

applicant purchased from the new vehicle dealer a new vehicle to which the

registration is to be transferred.

      2.  A new vehicle dealer who is authorized

to issue certificates of registration pursuant to subsection 1 shall:

      (a) Transmit the applications received to the

Department within the period prescribed by the Department;

      (b) Transmit the fees collected from the

applicants and properly account for them within the period prescribed by the

Department;

      (c) Comply with the regulations adopted pursuant

to subsection 4; and

      (d) Bear any cost of equipment which is necessary

to issue certificates of registration, including any computer hardware or

software.

      3.  A new vehicle dealer who is authorized

to issue certificates of registration pursuant to subsection 1 shall not:

      (a) Charge any additional fee for the performance

of those services;

      (b) Receive compensation from the Department for

the performance of those services;

      (c) Accept applications for the renewal of

registration of a motor vehicle; or

      (d) Accept an application for the registration of

a motor vehicle if the applicant wishes to:

             (1) Obtain special license plates pursuant

to NRS 482.3667 to 482.3823,

inclusive; or

             (2) Claim the exemption from the

governmental services tax provided pursuant to NRS 361.1565 to veterans and their

relations.

      4.  The Director shall adopt such

regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. The

regulations adopted pursuant to this subsection must provide for:

      (a) The expedient and secure issuance of license

plates and decals by the Department; and

      (b) The withdrawal of the authority granted to a

new vehicle dealer pursuant to subsection 1 if that dealer fails to comply with

the regulations adopted by the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1860; A 1997, 173, 1359, 1548, 3052; 1999, 1166; 2001, 309, 578, 585, 1467, 1509, 1675, 1677, 1860; 2003, 89, 92, 361, 3068, 3347; 2007, 573; 2009, 492; 2011, 1791;

2013, 555,

2547)

      NRS 482.217  Department authorized to enter into agreement with certain motor

carriers and service providers to register, transfer or renew registration of

vehicles; conditions of such agreement; regulations.

      1.  Upon the request of a motor carrier or

a service provider, the Department may enter into an agreement with the motor

carrier or service provider which authorizes the motor carrier or service

provider:

      (a) Without applying to the Department, to

register or transfer or renew the registration of any vehicle:

             (1) Owned solely by the motor carrier or

service provider; or

             (2) Leased solely by the motor carrier or

service provider, if the lease is a long-term lease; and

      (b) To issue registration credentials on behalf

of the Motor Carrier Division of the Department for any vehicle registered

pursuant to paragraph (a) and for any vehicle with a registration that has been

renewed or transferred pursuant to paragraph (a).

      2.  Before registering or transferring or

renewing the registration of any vehicle pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) A motor carrier who enters into an agreement

with the Department pursuant to this section shall file with the Department a

bond of a surety company authorized to transact business in this State for the

benefit of this State in an amount not less than $25,000; and

      (b) A service provider who enters into an

agreement with the Department pursuant to this section shall file with the

Department a bond of a surety company authorized to transact business in this

State for the benefit of this State in an amount not less than $50,000.

      3.  If a motor carrier or service provider

provides a savings certificate, certificate of deposit or investment

certificate pursuant to NRS 100.065 in

lieu of the bond required pursuant to subsection 2, the certificate must state

that the amount is not available for withdrawal except upon the approval of the

Director.

      4.  If at any time a motor carrier or

service provider is unable to account for an unissued license plate or decal,

the motor carrier or service provider must immediately pay to the Department an

amount established by the Department.

      5.  The Director shall adopt such

regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

      6.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Long-term lease” means a lease for a fixed

period of more than 31 days.

      (b) “Motor carrier” means a common, contract or

private motor carrier registered through the Motor Carrier Division of the

Department.

      (c) “Registration credentials” includes, without

limitation, license plates, registration cab cards, decals and temporary

authority permits.

      (d) “Service provider” means a business or

organization authorized by the Department to register or transfer or renew the

registration of vehicles on behalf of motor carriers.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 389)

      NRS 482.218  Owners of certain motortrucks, truck-tractors and buses required

to maintain certain books, papers and records; penalty for failure to comply.

      1.  Any person who is the owner of a

vehicle described in subsection 1 of NRS 482.482

shall maintain books, papers and records as required by the Department for the

36 months following the year for which the vehicle is registered. The books,

papers and records must be made available for inspection by the Department

during normal business hours.

      2.  For any person who fails to maintain

books, papers or records as required pursuant to subsection 1, the Department

may:

      (a) Revoke or refuse to grant the authority to

register or transfer or renew registrations granted pursuant to NRS 482.217; and

      (b) Revoke any license of the person issued by

the Department pursuant to this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 390)

      NRS 482.220  Application for registration of specially constructed,

reconstructed, rebuilt or foreign vehicle; certificate of inspection; charge

for inspection.

      1.  If the vehicle to be registered is a

specially constructed, reconstructed, rebuilt or foreign vehicle, that fact

must be stated in the application. If the vehicle is a foreign vehicle which

has been registered theretofore outside of this State, the owner shall exhibit

to the Department the certificate of title and registration card or other

evidence of such former registration as may be in the applicant’s possession or

control or such other evidence as will satisfy the Department that the

applicant is the lawful owner or possessor of the vehicle.

      2.  The application must be accompanied by

a motor vehicle inspection certificate signed by a representative of the

Department or, as one of the Department’s authorized agents, by:

      (a) A peace officer;

      (b) A dealer;

      (c) A rebuilder;

      (d) An automobile wrecker; or

      (e) A garage operator or a service station

operator or attendant, so designated in writing by the Director.

      3.  Except for a peace officer acting in

his or her official capacity, the Department or any of its authorized

inspection agents shall charge the fee imposed by the Department by regulation

for inspection of any vehicle described in subsection 1.

      4.  For the purposes of this section,

“peace officer” means any employee, volunteer or designee of a law enforcement

agency acting in an official capacity.

      [Part 6:202:1931; A 1941, 51; 1949, 511; 1953,

52]—(NRS A 1960, 127; 1963, 136; 1973, 140; 2005, 1241; 2007, 3202; 2010, 26th

Special Session, 46)

      NRS 482.223  Application for title for rebuilt, reconstructed or specially

constructed vehicle; inspection; certificate of inspection; affidavit.

      1.  Before an application for a title for a

rebuilt, reconstructed or specially constructed vehicle may be submitted, the

vehicle must be inspected and a certificate of inspection must be completed on

a form prescribed by the Department which attests that:

      (a) The work performed on the vehicle meets the

standards of the manufacturer for mechanical fitness and safety;

      (b) The vehicle has been repaired to the

standards of the manufacturer; and

      (c) Any safety equipment, including, without

limitation, occupant restraint devices, which was present in the vehicle at the

time the vehicle was manufactured is present and operational to the standards

of the manufacturer.

      2.  An application for a title for a

rebuilt, reconstructed or specially constructed vehicle must include an

affidavit which states that the vehicle:

      (a) Has been inspected pursuant to subsection 1;

      (b) Is in a condition to be operated safely on

the highways of this State; and

      (c) Has all safety equipment required by the

manufacturer.

      3.  Any of the following persons may

complete the inspection and sign the certificate of inspection and the

affidavit required by subsections 1 and 2:

      (a) A garage operator who operates a garage that

is registered pursuant to NRS 487.560;

      (b) The owner of a body shop licensed pursuant to

NRS 487.630;

      (c) A rebuilder licensed pursuant to NRS 482.325; or

      (d) Any employee of a garage operator, owner of a

body shop or rebuilder who is authorized by his or her employer to inspect the

vehicle and attest that the repairs have been completed in accordance with the

standards of the manufacturer.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 3199)

      NRS 482.224  Replica vehicles: Limitation on number of vehicles for which

Department may issue certificate of registration; application for registration

to state certain facts.

      1.  The Department may not issue a

certificate of registration for more than 100 replica vehicles each year. The

fact that the vehicle is to be registered as a replica vehicle must be stated

in the application for registration.

      2.  For purposes of this section, “replica

vehicle” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

445B.759.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 1243)

      NRS 482.225  Collection of sales or use tax upon application for registration

of certain vehicles purchased outside this State; payment of all applicable

taxes and fees required for registration; refund of tax erroneously or

illegally collected.

      1.  When application is made to the

Department for registration of a vehicle purchased outside this State and not

previously registered within this State where the registrant or owner at the

time of purchase was not a resident of or employed in this State, the

Department or its agent shall determine and collect any sales or use tax due

and shall remit the tax to the Department of Taxation except as otherwise

provided in NRS 482.260.

      2.  If the registrant or owner of the

vehicle was a resident of the State, or employed within the State, at the time

of the purchase of that vehicle, it is presumed that the vehicle was purchased

for use within the State and the representative or agent of the Department of

Taxation shall collect the tax and remit it to the Department of Taxation.

      3.  Until all applicable taxes and fees are

collected, the Department shall refuse to register the vehicle.

      4.  In any county whose population is less

than 55,000, the Department shall designate the county assessor as the agent of

the Department for the collection of any sales or use tax.

      5.  If the registrant or owner desires to

refute the presumption stated in subsection 2 that he or she purchased the

vehicle for use in this State, the registrant or owner must pay the tax to the

Department and then may submit a claim for exemption in writing, signed by the

registrant or owner or his or her authorized representative, to the Department

together with a claim for refund of tax erroneously or illegally collected.

      6.  If the Department finds that the tax

has been erroneously or illegally collected, the tax must be refunded.

      [7.6:202:1931; added 1955, 542]—(NRS A 1957, 471;

1959, 911; 1965, 1008; 1969, 1544; 1973, 38; 1975, 1746; 1979, 554; 1981, 243; 1983, 2064; 1985, 1936; 1989, 1930; 2001, 1994; 2003, 2388; 2011, 1288)

      NRS 482.230  Grounds requiring refusal of registration.  The Department or a registered dealer shall

not grant an application for the registration of a vehicle in any of the

following events:

      1.  When the applicant therefor is not

entitled thereto pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  When the applicant has neglected or

refused to furnish the Department or registered dealer with the information

required in the appropriate official form or reasonable additional information

required by the Department or registered dealer.

      3.  When the fees required therefor by law

have not been paid.

      [22:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.21]—(NRS A 1995, 1863)

      NRS 482.231  Refusal of registration if local authority has filed notice of

nonpayment of certain fee charged by constable; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, the Department shall not register a motor vehicle if a local

authority has filed with the Department a notice stating that the owner of the

motor vehicle:

      (a) Was cited by a constable pursuant to

subsection 3 of NRS 258.070 for failure

to comply with the provisions of NRS 482.385; and

      (b) Has failed to pay the fee charged by the

constable pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS

258.070.

      2.  The Department shall, upon request,

furnish to the owner of the motor vehicle a copy of the notice of nonpayment

described in subsection 1.

      3.  The Department may register a motor

vehicle for which the Department has received a notice of nonpayment described

in subsection 1 if:

      (a) The Department receives:

             (1) A receipt from the owner of the motor

vehicle which indicates that the owner has paid the fee charged by the

constable; or

             (2) Notification from the applicable local

authority that the owner of the motor vehicle has paid the fee charged by the

constable; and

      (b) The owner of the motor vehicle otherwise

complies with the requirements of this chapter for the registration of the

motor vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 1588;

A 2013,

2949)

      NRS 482.235  Registration indexes and records; assignment of registration

number by registered dealer.

      1.  The Department shall file each

application received and register the vehicle therein described and the owner

thereof in suitable books or on index cards as follows:

      (a) Under a distinctive registration number

assigned to the vehicle and to the owner thereof, referred to in this chapter

as the registration number.

      (b) Alphabetically under the name of the owner.

      (c) Numerically under the serial or vehicle

identification number of the vehicle or a permanent identifying number, as may

be determined by the Department.

      2.  A registered dealer who registers a

vehicle shall assign a registration number for that vehicle according to a list

of registration numbers issued by the Department for use by that dealer.

      [9:202:1931; A 1949, 511; 1943 NCL § 4435.08]—(NRS A

1973, 65; 1987,

1086; 1995,

1863; 2003,

457)

      NRS 482.240  Issuance of certificates of registration and title by Department

or registered dealer; period of validity of certificate.

      1.  Upon the registration of a vehicle, the

Department or a registered dealer shall issue a certificate of registration to

the owner.

      2.  When an applicant for registration or

transfer of registration is unable, for any reason, to submit to the Department

in support of the application for registration, or transfer of registration,

such documentary evidence of legal ownership as, in the opinion of the

Department, is sufficient to establish the legal ownership of the vehicle

concerned in the application for registration or transfer of registration, the

Department may issue to the applicant only a certificate of registration.

      3.  The Department may, upon proof of

ownership satisfactory to it, issue a certificate of title before the

registration of the vehicle concerned. The certificate of registration issued

pursuant to this chapter is valid only during the registration period or

calendar year for which it is issued, and a certificate of title is valid until

cancelled by the Department upon the transfer of interest therein.

      [Part 10:202:1931; A 1947, 453; 1943 NCL §

4435.09]—(NRS A 1960, 127; 1963, 559; 1965, 1473; 1967, 131; 1969, 684; 1995, 1864; 2003, 458)

      NRS 482.245  Contents of certificates of registration and title.

      1.  The certificate of registration must

contain upon the face thereof the date issued, the registration number assigned

to the vehicle, the name and address of the registered owner, the county where

the vehicle is to be based unless it is deemed to have no base, a description

of the registered vehicle and such other statement of facts as may be

determined by the Department.

      2.  The certificate of title must contain

upon the face thereof the date issued, the name and address of the registered

owner and the owner or lienholder, if any, a description of the vehicle, any

entries required by NRS 482.423 to 482.428, inclusive, a reading of the vehicle’s

odometer as provided to the Department by the person making the sale or

transfer, the word “rebuilt” if it is a rebuilt vehicle, the information

required pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 482.247 if

the certificate of title is a certificate of title in beneficiary form pursuant

to NRS 482.247 and such other statement of facts as

may be determined by the Department. The reverse side of the certificate of

title must contain forms for notice to the Department of a transfer of the

title or interest of the owner or lienholder and application for registration

by the transferee. If a new certificate of title is issued for a vehicle, it

must contain the same information as the replaced certificate, except to the

extent that the information has changed after the issuance of the replaced

certificate. Except as otherwise required by federal law, the certificate of

title of a vehicle which the Department knows to have been stolen must not

contain any statement or other indication that the mileage specified in the

certificate or registered on the odometer is anything other than the actual

mileage traveled by the vehicle, in the absence of proof that the odometer of

the vehicle has been disconnected, reset or altered.

      [Part 10:202:1931; A 1947, 453; 1943 NCL § 4435.09]—(NRS

A 1965, 1473; 1967, 132; 1973, 400; 1975, 1071; 1985, 659; 1987, 1086, 1592; 1999, 1919; 2003, 458; 2007, 988)

      NRS 482.247  Certificate of title in beneficiary form: Request; application;

fee; restriction upon issuance; contents; signatures and transactions;

interest; duties of Department.

      1.  The owner or joint owners of a motor

vehicle, trailer or semitrailer may request the Department to issue a

certificate of title in beneficiary form for the motor vehicle, trailer or

semitrailer, as applicable, which includes a directive to the Department to

transfer the certificate of title upon the death of the owner or upon the death

of all joint owners to a beneficiary named on the face of the certificate of title.

      2.  A request made pursuant to subsection 1

must be submitted on an application made available by the Department and

accompanied by the fee for the issuance of a certificate of title.

      3.  A certificate of title in beneficiary

form may not be issued to a person who holds an interest in a motor vehicle,

trailer or semitrailer as a tenant in common with another person.

      4.  A certificate of title in beneficiary

form must include after the name of the owner or after the names of joint

owners the words “transfer on death to” or the abbreviation “TOD” followed by

the name of the beneficiary.

      5.  During the lifetime of a sole owner or

before the death of the last surviving joint owner:

      (a) The signature or consent of the beneficiary

is not required for any transaction relating to a motor vehicle, trailer or

semitrailer for which a certificate of title in beneficiary form has been

issued; and

      (b) The certificate of title in beneficiary form

may be revoked or the beneficiary changed at any time by:

             (1) Sale of the motor vehicle, trailer or

semitrailer with proper assignment and delivery of the certificate of title to

another person; or

             (2) Filing an application with, and paying

a fee to, the Department to reissue the certificate of title with no

designation of a beneficiary or with the designation of a different

beneficiary.

      6.  The interest of the beneficiary in a

motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer on the death of the sole owner or on the

death of the last surviving joint owner is subject to any contract of sale,

assignment or ownership or security interest to which the owner or owners of

the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer were subject during their lifetime.

      7.  Except as otherwise provided in

paragraph (b) of subsection 5, the designation of a beneficiary in a

certificate of title in beneficiary form may not be changed or revoked by will,

any other instrument or a change in circumstances, or otherwise changed or

revoked.

      8.  The Department shall, upon:

      (a) Proof of death of one of the owners, of two or

more joint owners or of a sole owner;

      (b) Surrender of the outstanding certificate of

title in beneficiary form; and

      (c) Application and payment of the fee for a

certificate of title,

Ê issue a new

certificate of title for the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer to the

surviving owner or owners or, if none, to the beneficiary, subject to any

security interest.

      9.  For the purposes of complying with the

provisions of subsection 8, the Department may rely on a death certificate,

record or report that constitutes prima facie evidence of death.

      10.  The transfer on death of a motor

vehicle, trailer or semitrailer pursuant to this section is not considered as

testamentary and is not subject to administration pursuant to the provisions of

title 12 of NRS.

      11.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Beneficiary” means a person or persons

designated to become the owner or owners of a motor vehicle, trailer or

semitrailer on the death of the preceding owner or owners.

      (b) “Certificate of title in beneficiary form” means

a certificate of title of a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer that

indicates the present owner or owners of the motor vehicle, trailer or

semitrailer and designates a beneficiary.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 987)

      NRS 482.255  Placement of certificate of registration; surrender upon demand

of certain persons; limitation on conviction.

      1.  Upon receipt of a certificate of

registration, the owner shall place it or a legible copy in the vehicle for

which it is issued and keep it in the vehicle. If the vehicle is a motorcycle,

trailer or semitrailer, the owner shall carry the certificate in the tool bag

or other convenient receptacle attached to the vehicle.

      2.  The owner or operator of a motor

vehicle shall, upon demand, surrender the certificate of registration or the

copy for examination to any peace officer, including a constable of the

township in which the motor vehicle is located or a justice of the peace or a

deputy of the Department.

      3.  No person charged with violating this

section may be convicted if the person produces in court a certificate of

registration which was previously issued to him or her and was valid at the

time of the demand.

      [Part 10:202:1931; A 1947, 453; 1943 NCL §

4435.09]—(NRS A 1969, 139; 1983, 1030; 2009, 3014;

2013, 2950)

      NRS 482.260  Duties of Department and its agents relative to registration of

vehicle; issuance of certificate of title; fees and taxes.

      1.  When registering a vehicle, the

Department and its agents or a registered dealer shall:

      (a) Collect the fees for license plates and

registration as provided for in this chapter.

      (b) Collect the governmental services tax on the

vehicle, as agent for the State and for the county where the applicant intends

to base the vehicle for the period of registration, unless the vehicle is

deemed to have no base.

      (c) Collect the applicable taxes imposed pursuant

to chapters 372, 374,

377 and 377A

of NRS.

      (d) Issue a certificate of registration.

      (e) If the registration is performed by the

Department, issue the regular license plate or plates.

      (f) If the registration is performed by a

registered dealer, provide information to the owner regarding the manner in

which the regular license plate or plates will be made available to the owner.

      2.  Upon proof of ownership satisfactory to

the Director, the Director shall cause to be issued a certificate of title as

provided in this chapter.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 371.070 and subsections 6 and 7, every

vehicle being registered for the first time in Nevada must be taxed for the

purposes of the governmental services tax for a 12-month period.

      4.  The Department shall deduct and

withhold 2 percent of the taxes collected pursuant to paragraph (c) of

subsection 1 and remit the remainder to the Department of Taxation.

      5.  A registered dealer shall forward all

fees and taxes collected for the registration of vehicles to the Department.

      6.  A trailer being registered pursuant to NRS 482.2065 must be taxed for the purposes of the

governmental services tax for a 3-year period.

      7.  A full trailer or semitrailer being

registered pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 482.483

must be taxed for the purposes of the governmental services tax in the amount

of $86. The governmental services tax paid pursuant to this subsection is

nontransferable and nonrefundable.

      [11:202:1931; A 1945, 151; 1949, 480; 1953, 280;

1954, 43]—(NRS A 1959, 912; 1960, 100; 1961, 129; 1963, 1126; 1969, 684; 1973,

70, 400; 1975, 156, 334; 1983, 1619, 2065; 1995, 1864; 2001, 310; 2003, 459, 3376; 2007, 3203; 2009, 2197;

2013, 2830)

      NRS 482.265  License plates issued upon registration; stickers, tabs or other

devices issued upon renewal of registration; return of plates; fee for and

limitations on issuance of special license plates.

      1.  The Department shall furnish to every

owner whose vehicle is registered two license plates for a motor vehicle other

than a motorcycle and one license plate for all other vehicles required to be

registered hereunder. Upon renewal of registration, the Department may issue

one or more license plate stickers, tabs or other suitable devices in lieu of

new license plates.

      2.  The Director shall have the authority

to require the return to the Department of all number plates upon termination

of the lawful use thereof by the owner under this chapter.

      3.  Except as otherwise specifically

provided by statute, for the issuance of each special license plate authorized

pursuant to this chapter:

      (a) The fee to be received by the Department for

the initial issuance of the special license plate is $35, exclusive of any

additional fee which may be added to generate funds for a particular cause or

charitable organization;

      (b) The fee to be received by the Department for

the renewal of the special license plate is $10, exclusive of any additional

fee which may be added to generate financial support for a particular cause or

charitable organization; and

      (c) The Department shall not design, prepare or

issue a special license plate unless, within 4 years after the date on which

the measure authorizing the issuance becomes effective, it receives at least

250 applications for the issuance of that plate.

      4.  The provisions of subsection 3 do not

apply to NRS 482.37901.

      [Part 12:202:1931; A 1949, 45; 1953, 106; 1955,

582]—(NRS A 1959, 862; 1961, 129; 1963, 224, 1126; 1997, 2996; 2009, 395; 2013, 2548)

      NRS 482.2655  Department not to issue special license plates for certain older

motor vehicles within 90 days after failed emissions test.

      1.  If, with respect to a motor vehicle

that is required to comply with the provisions of NRS 445B.700 to 445B.815, inclusive, and the regulations

adopted pursuant thereto, an authorized inspection station or authorized

station tests the emissions from the motor vehicle and the motor vehicle fails

the emissions test, the Department shall not issue a special license plate for

that vehicle pursuant to NRS 482.381, 482.3812, 482.3814 or 482.3816 for a period of 90 days after the motor

vehicle fails the emissions test.

      2.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Authorized inspection station” has the

meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445B.710.

      (b) “Authorized station” has the meaning ascribed

to it in NRS 445B.720.

      (c) “Fails the emissions test” means that a motor

vehicle does not comply with the applicable provisions of NRS 445B.700 to 445B.815, inclusive, and the regulations

adopted pursuant thereto.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 1526)

      NRS 482.266  Manufacture of license plates substantially similar to license

plates issued before January 1, 1982: Written request; fee; delivery; duties of

Department; retention of old plates authorized if requested plates contain same

letters and numbers.

      1.  A person who desires to have regular or

personalized license plates that are substantially in the same color and form

as license plates manufactured before January 1, 1982, must:

      (a) Submit a written request for such license

plates to the Department in a manner and form prescribed by the Department; and

      (b) In addition to all other applicable

registration fees, licensing fees and governmental services taxes, pay the

manufacturing fee prescribed by the Department.

Ê A person

requesting license plates pursuant to this section must comply with all

requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A request

for license plates pursuant to this section does not, by itself, constitute a

request for special license plates pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 482.265.

      2.  After receiving a request and the full

amount of the payment due for license plates requested pursuant to subsection

1, the Department shall manufacture the license plates using substantially the

same process, dies and materials as were used to manufacture license plates

before January 1, 1982. The Department shall deliver license plates requested

pursuant to this section to a person who requests such license plates within

180 days after acceptance of the written request or after receipt of payment

therefor, whichever occurs last.

      3.  The Department shall:

      (a) Prescribe, by regulation, a manner and form

for submitting a written request pursuant to subsection 1. The form must

include, without limitation, an indication of whether the requester desires to

have the same letters and numbers on the license plates requested as are on the

license plates that are registered to the requester at the time of the request.

      (b) Determine the cost of manufacturing a license

plate pursuant to this section and prescribe a manufacturing fee, which must

not exceed $25, to defray the cost of manufacturing license plates pursuant to

this section. The manufacturing fee must be:

             (1) Collected by the Department;

             (2) Deposited with the State Treasurer to

the credit of the State Highway Fund; and

             (3) Allocated to the Revolving Account for

the Issuance of Special License Plates created pursuant to NRS 482.1805 to defray the costs of manufacturing

license plates pursuant to this section.

      4.  A person who requests license plates

pursuant to this section may keep the license plates which are registered to

him or her at the time of the request if the license plates requested contain

the same letters and numbers as the license plates which are registered to the

person at the time of the request.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1502; A 1999, 766, 767, 3328; 2001, 311; 2009, 1029)

      NRS 482.267  License plates: Production at facility of Department of

Corrections.  The Director shall

utilize the facility for the production of license plates which is located at

the Department of Corrections to produce all license plates required by the Department

of Motor Vehicles.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1022; A 2001, 2547; 2001

Special Session, 244; 2003, 289)

      NRS 482.268  License plates: Additional fee for issuance; creation of License

Plate Production Account; uses; deposit of fee into Account.

      1.  In addition to any other applicable

fee, there must be paid to the Department for each license plate issued for a motor

vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, to defray the cost of producing the license

plate:

      (a) A fee of 50 cents which must be deposited

with the State Treasurer for credit to the Fund for Prison Industries; and

      (b) Such fee as may be determined by regulation

of the Department, which must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit

to the License Plate Production Account.

      2.  The License Plate Production Account is

hereby created in the State Highway Fund. The Account is a continuing account

without reversion. Interest and income earned on money in the Account must be

credited to the Account. The money in the Account must be used only to defray

the cost of producing license plates, as described in subsection 1. 

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1022; A 2013, 2528)

      NRS 482.270  License plates: General specifications; redesign; configuration

of special license plates designed, prepared and issued pursuant to process of

direct application and petition.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section or by specific statute, the Director shall order the redesign and

preparation of motor vehicle license plates.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, the Department shall, upon the payment of all applicable fees,

issue redesigned motor vehicle license plates pursuant to this section to

persons who apply for the registration or renewal of the registration of a

motor vehicle on or after January 1, 2001.

      3.  The Department shall not issue

redesigned motor vehicle license plates pursuant to this section to a person who

was issued motor vehicle license plates before January 1, 1982, or pursuant to NRS 482.3747, 482.3763, 482.3775, 482.378, 482.379 or 482.37901,

without the approval of the person.

      4.  The Director may determine and vary the

size, shape and form and the material of which license plates are made, but

each license plate must be of sufficient size to be plainly readable from a

distance of 100 feet during daylight. All license plates must be treated to

reflect light and to be at least 100 times brighter than conventional painted

number plates. When properly mounted on an unlighted vehicle, the license

plates, when viewed from a vehicle equipped with standard headlights, must be

visible for a distance of not less than 1,500 feet and readable for a distance

of not less than 110 feet.

      5.  Every license plate must have displayed

upon it:

      (a) The registration number, or combination of

letters and numbers, assigned to the vehicle and to the owner thereof;

      (b) The name of this State, which may be

abbreviated;

      (c) If issued for a calendar year, the year; and

      (d) If issued for a registration period other

than a calendar year, the month and year the registration expires.

      6.  Each special license plate that is

designed, prepared and issued pursuant to NRS 482.367002

must be designed and prepared in such a manner that:

      (a) The left-hand one-third of the plate is the

only part of the plate on which is displayed any design or other insignia that

is suggested pursuant to paragraph (f) of subsection 2 of that section; and

      (b) The remainder of the plate conforms to the

requirements for lettering and design that are set forth in this section.

      [Part 12:202:1931; A 1949, 45; 1953, 106; 1955, 582]

+ [1:131:1943; 1943 NCL § 4443.01] + [1:319:1953]—(NRS A 1960, 128; 1961, 130,

419; 1965, 1337; 1969, 340, 685, 1048; 1971, 51; 1973, 864; 1975, 698; 1977, 356, 1008; 1979, 94; 1981, 1550; 1989, 1151; 1991, 134; 1993, 1345, 1387; 1995, 568, 1659, 1664, 1665, 1668; 1997, 137, 174, 539, 1360, 1502, 1549, 2977, 2997, 3003, 3005, 3053; 1999, 455, 456, 2566; 2003, 3068; 2007, 322; 2013, 1474,

2548)

      NRS 482.2703  License plates: Samples; form; fee; penalty.

      1.  The Director may order the preparation

of sample license plates which must be of the same design and size as regular

license plates or license plates issued pursuant to NRS

482.384. The Director shall ensure that:

      (a) Each license plate issued pursuant to this

subsection, regardless of its design, is inscribed with the word SAMPLE and an

identical designation which consists of the same group of three numerals

followed by the same group of three letters; and

      (b) The designation of numerals and letters

assigned pursuant to paragraph (a) is not assigned to a vehicle registered

pursuant to this chapter or chapter 706 of

NRS.

      2.  The Director may order the preparation

of sample license plates which must be of the same design and size as any of

the special license plates issued pursuant to NRS

482.3667 to 482.3823, inclusive. The Director

shall ensure that:

      (a) Each license plate issued pursuant to this

subsection, regardless of its design, is inscribed with the word SAMPLE and the

number zero in the location where any other numerals would normally be

displayed on a license plate of that design; and

      (b) The number assigned pursuant to paragraph (a)

is not assigned to a vehicle registered pursuant to this chapter or chapter 706 of NRS.

      3.  The Director may establish a fee for

the issuance of sample license plates of not more than $15 for each license

plate.

      4.  A decal issued pursuant to NRS 482.271 may be displayed on a sample license plate

issued pursuant to this section.

      5.  All money collected from the issuance

of sample license plates must be deposited in the State Treasury for credit to

the Motor Vehicle Fund.

      6.  A person shall not affix a sample

license plate issued pursuant to this section to a vehicle. A person who

violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 341; A 1997, 174, 1360, 1550, 2823, 3053; 1999, 157; 2007, 574)

      NRS 482.2705  License plates: Passenger cars and trucks; duties of Director.

      1.  The Director shall order the

preparation of vehicle license plates for passenger cars and trucks in the same

manner as is provided for motor vehicles generally in NRS

482.270.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided by

specific statute, the Director shall determine the combinations of letters and

numbers which constitute the designations for license plates assigned to

passenger cars and trucks.

      3.  Any license plate issued for a passenger

car or truck before January 1, 1982, bearing a designation which is not in

conformance with the system described in subsection 2 is valid during the

period for which the plate was originally issued as well as during any

extensions by stickers.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1549; A 1983, 1229; 1989, 1151; 1993, 1346, 2600; 1995, 715; 2007, 323; 2013, 2831)

      NRS 482.271  License plates: Decals; fees.

      1.  The Director shall order the

preparation of decals which are adhesive strips treated to reflect light and

designed to fit in the spaces reserved for the names of counties on vehicle

license plates for passenger cars and trucks. Each decal must display the name

of a county in prominent block lettering.

      2.  The decals described in subsection 1

may be purchased for display on license plates in the spaces reserved for them.

They must be available for purchase upon request, in person or by mail, in

every office where motor vehicle license plates may be purchased.

      3.  The fee for a decal is $0.50, which

must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Motor Vehicle Fund

and allocated to the Department to defray the cost of manufacturing the decals.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1549; A 1983, 1229; 1989, 1615)

      NRS 482.2715  License plates: Registrant entitled to maintain code if

continuously renewed; exceptions; issuance of replacement plates with same code

after expiration of registration; fee.

      1.  Unless the vehicle license plate is:

      (a) A special plate which the registrant is no

longer eligible to display; or

      (b) A personalized plate, the code of which

denotes that the registrant holds a public office which the registrant no

longer holds,

Ê if a

certificate of registration and vehicle license plate with a particular code

are continuously renewed, the registrant is entitled to maintain that code as

long as the registrant desires to do so.

      2.  When any certificate of registration

and vehicle license plate expires and remains expired for a continuous period

longer than 18 months, the Department may issue, without notice to the previous

registrant, replacement plates which bear the same codes. An applicant for such

replacement plates must pay the usual registration fees and an application fee

of $25.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1550; A 1985, 926)

      NRS 482.2717  License plates to be issued to automobile wreckers and operators

of salvage pools.  The Department

shall provide suitable plates for automobile wreckers and operators of salvage

pools upon payment of a fee of $12 for each set of plates. The Department shall

not issue more than three sets of plates to a licensee. Such plates authorize

the movement of vehicles in accordance with NRS

487.090 and 487.460.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1592)

      NRS 482.272  License plates: Motorcycles.  Each

license plate for a motorcycle may contain a number of characters, including

numbers and letters, as determined necessary by the Director. Only one plate

may be issued for a motorcycle.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 865; A 1975, 699; 2003, 459; 2013, 2549)

      NRS 482.274  License plates: Trailers; duties of Director.

      1.  The Director shall order the

preparation of vehicle license plates for trailers in the same manner provided

for motor vehicles in NRS 482.270, except that a

vehicle license plate prepared for a full trailer or semitrailer that is

registered pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 482.483

is not required to have displayed upon it the month and year the registration

expires.

      2.  The Director shall order preparation of

two sizes of vehicle license plates for trailers. The smaller plates may be

used for trailers with a gross vehicle weight of less than 1,000 pounds.

      3.  The Director shall determine the

registration numbers assigned to trailers.

      4.  Any license plates issued for a trailer

before July 1, 1975, bearing a different designation from that provided for in

this section, are valid during the period for which such plates were issued.

      5.  The Department shall not issue for a

full trailer or semitrailer that is registered pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 482.483 a special license plate available pursuant

to NRS 482.3667 to 482.3823,

inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 1050; A 1971, 53; 1975, 700; 1979, 97; 1983, 812; 2007, 323; 2013, 2831)

      NRS 482.275  License plates: Display.

      1.  The license plates for a motor vehicle

other than a motorcycle or motor vehicle being transported by a licensed

vehicle transporter must be attached thereto, one in the rear and, except as

otherwise provided in subsection 2, one in the front. The license plate issued

for all other vehicles required to be registered must be attached to the rear

of the vehicle. The license plates must be so displayed during the current

calendar year or registration period.

      2.  If the motor vehicle was not

manufactured to include a bracket, device or other contrivance to display and

secure a front license plate, and if the manufacturer of the motor vehicle

provided no other means or method by which a front license plate may be displayed

upon and secured to the motor vehicle:

      (a) One license plate must be attached to the

motor vehicle in the rear; and

      (b) The other license plate may, at the option of

the owner of the vehicle, be attached to the motor vehicle in the front.

      3.  The provisions of subsection 2 do not

relieve the Department of the duty to issue a set of two license plates as

otherwise required pursuant to NRS 482.265 or other

applicable law and do not entitle the owner of a motor vehicle to pay a reduced

tax or fee in connection with the registration or transfer of the motor

vehicle. If the owner of a motor vehicle, in accordance with the provisions of

subsection 2, exercises the option to attach a license plate only to the rear

of the motor vehicle, the owner shall:

      (a) Retain the other license plate; and

      (b) Insofar as it may be practicable, return or

surrender both plates to the Department as a set when required by law to do so.

      4.  Every license plate must at all times

be securely fastened to the vehicle to which it is assigned so as to prevent

the plate from swinging and at a height not less than 12 inches from the

ground, measuring from the bottom of such plate, in a place and position to be

clearly visible, and must be maintained free from foreign materials and in a

condition to be clearly legible.

      5.  Any license plate which is issued to a

vehicle transporter or a dealer, rebuilder or manufacturer may be attached to a

vehicle owned or controlled by that person by a secure means. No license plate

may be displayed loosely in the window or by any other unsecured method in any

motor vehicle.

      [13:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.12]—(NRS A 1959, 863;

1963, 1127; 1969, 686; 1983, 1000; 1987, 2079; 2005, 983; 2009, 395)

      NRS 482.276  License plate and decal for farm tractor or self-propelled

implement of husbandry; application; fee; renewal.  Notwithstanding

any provision of this chapter to the contrary:

      1.  Any agricultural user who wishes to

obtain a license plate and decal to operate a farm tractor or self-propelled

implement of husbandry on the highways of this State may submit an application

to the Motor Carrier Division of the Department. Each application must be made

upon the appropriate form furnished by the Department. The application must

include a nonrefundable fee of $20.50 and evidence satisfactory to the

Department that the agricultural user is the holder of a policy of liability

insurance which provides at least $300,000 in coverage for bodily injury and property

damage resulting from any single accident caused by the agricultural user while

operating the farm tractor or self-propelled implement of husbandry. As soon as

practicable after receiving the application, fee and evidence of insurance, the

Department shall issue the license plate and decal to the agricultural user to

affix to the farm tractor or self-propelled implement of husbandry. A decal

issued pursuant to this subsection expires on December 31 of the year in which

the Department issues the decal. The license plate and decal are not

transferable and must be surrendered or returned to the Department within 60

days after:

      (a) A transfer of ownership or interest in the

farm tractor or self-propelled implement of husbandry occurs; or

      (b) The decal expires pursuant to this subsection

and the agricultural user fails to submit an application for renewal pursuant

to subsection 2.

      2.  An application for the renewal of a

license plate and decal issued pursuant to subsection 1 must be made upon the

appropriate form furnished by the Department. The application for renewal must

include a nonrefundable fee of $10 and evidence satisfactory to the Department

that the agricultural user is the holder of a policy of liability insurance

specified in subsection 1. As soon as practicable after receiving the

application for renewal, fee and evidence of insurance, the Department shall

issue a new decal to affix to the license plate. A decal issued pursuant to

this subsection expires on December 31 of the year in which the Department

issues the decal.

      3.  A license plate issued pursuant to

subsection 1 must be displayed on the farm tractor or self-propelled implement

of husbandry in such a manner that the license plate is easily visible from the

rear of the farm tractor or self-propelled implement of husbandry. If the

license plate is lost or destroyed, the Department may issue a replacement

plate upon the payment of a fee of 50 cents. If the decal is lost or destroyed,

the Department may, upon the payment of the fee specified in subsection 2,

issue a replacement decal for the farm tractor or self-propelled implement of

husbandry.

      4.  Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 445B of NRS to the contrary, an

agricultural user is not required to obtain a certificate of compliance or

vehicle inspection report concerning the control of emissions from a farm

tractor or self-propelled implement of husbandry before obtaining a license

plate and decal for or operating the farm tractor or self-propelled implement

of husbandry pursuant to this section.

      5.  As used in this section, “agricultural

user” means any person who owns or operates a farm tractor or self-propelled

implement of husbandry specified in subsection 1 for an agricultural use. As

used in this subsection, “agricultural use” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 361A.030.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 1935)

      NRS 482.280  Expiration and renewal of registration. [Effective until the

earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date on which the Director of the Department

of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor and the Director of the Legislative

Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources are available to enable the Department

to carry out the provisions of chapter 472, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page

2812.]

      1.  The registration of every vehicle

expires at midnight on the day specified on the receipt of registration, unless

the day specified falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. If the day

specified on the receipt of registration is a Saturday, Sunday or legal

holiday, the registration of the vehicle expires at midnight on the next

judicial day. The Department shall mail to each holder of a certificate of

registration a notification for renewal of registration for the following

period of registration. The notifications must be mailed by the Department in

sufficient time to allow all applicants to mail the notifications to the

Department or to renew the certificate of registration at a kiosk or authorized

inspection station or via the Internet or an interactive response system and to

receive new certificates of registration and license plates, stickers, tabs or

other suitable devices by mail before the expiration of their registrations. An

applicant may present or submit the notification to any agent or office of the

Department.

      2.  A notification:

      (a) Mailed or presented to the Department or to a

county assessor pursuant to the provisions of this section;

      (b) Submitted to the Department pursuant to NRS 482.294; or

      (c) Presented to an authorized inspection station

or authorized station pursuant to the provisions of NRS

482.281,

Ê must

include, if required, evidence of compliance with standards for the control of

emissions.

      3.  The Department shall include with each

notification mailed pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) The amount of the governmental services tax

to be collected pursuant to the provisions of NRS

482.260.

      (b) The amount set forth in a notice of

nonpayment filed with the Department by a local authority pursuant to NRS 484B.527.

      (c) A statement which informs the applicant:

             (1) That, pursuant to NRS 485.185, the applicant is legally

required to maintain insurance during the period in which the motor vehicle is

registered which must be provided by an insurance company licensed by the

Division of Insurance of the Department of Business and Industry and approved

to do business in this State; and

             (2) Of any other applicable requirements

set forth in chapter 485 of NRS and any

regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      4.  An owner who has made proper

application for renewal of registration before the expiration of the current

registration but who has not received the license plate or plates or card of

registration for the ensuing period of registration is entitled to operate or

permit the operation of that vehicle upon the highways upon displaying thereon the

license plate or plates issued for the preceding period of registration for

such a time as may be prescribed by the Department as it may find necessary for

the issuance of the new plate or plates or card of registration.

      [14:202:1931; A 1953, 330]—(NRS A 1959, 912; 1960,

100; 1963, 224, 1127; 1969, 686; 1971, 1553; 1975, 334, 1793; 1977, 924; 1979, 1820; 1981, 1694, 1695; 1983, 1619; 1985, 679; 1987, 1086, 2145; 1989, 505, 1872, 1874; 1991, 1914; 1993, 2201, 2860; 1995, 727, 728, 2359, 2730; 1997, 131, 625; 2001, 312, 2781; 2009, 1357,

2197)

      NRS 482.280  Expiration and renewal of

registration. [Effective on the earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date on

which the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor

and the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources

are available to enable the Department to carry out the provisions of chapter

472, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 2812.]

      1.  The registration of every vehicle

expires at midnight on the day specified on the receipt of registration, unless

the day specified falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. If the day

specified on the receipt of registration is a Saturday, Sunday or legal

holiday, the registration of the vehicle expires at midnight on the next

judicial day. The Department shall mail to each holder of a certificate of

registration a notification for renewal of registration for the following

period of registration. The notifications must be mailed by the Department in

sufficient time to allow all applicants to mail the notifications to the

Department or to renew the certificate of registration at a kiosk or authorized

inspection station or via the Internet or an interactive response system and to

receive new certificates of registration and license plates, stickers, tabs or

other suitable devices by mail before the expiration of their registrations. An

applicant may present or submit the notification to any agent or office of the

Department.

      2.  A notification:

      (a) Mailed or presented to the Department or to a

county assessor pursuant to the provisions of this section;

      (b) Submitted to the Department pursuant to NRS 482.294; or

      (c) Presented to an authorized inspection station

or authorized station pursuant to the provisions of NRS

482.281,

Ê must

include, if required, evidence of compliance with standards for the control of

emissions.

      3.  The Department shall include with each

notification mailed pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) The amount of the governmental services tax

to be collected pursuant to the provisions of NRS

482.260.

      (b) The amount set forth in a notice of

nonpayment filed with the Department by a local authority pursuant to NRS 484B.527.

      (c) A statement which informs the applicant:

             (1) That, pursuant to NRS 485.185, the applicant is legally

required to maintain insurance during the period in which the motor vehicle is

registered which must be provided by an insurance company licensed by the

Division of Insurance of the Department of Business and Industry and approved

to do business in this State; and

             (2) Of any other applicable requirements

set forth in chapter 485 of NRS and any

regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      (d) A statement which informs the applicant that,

if the applicant renews a certificate of registration at a kiosk or via the

Internet, he or she may make a nonrefundable monetary contribution of $2 for

each vehicle registration renewed for the Complete Streets Program, if any,

created pursuant to NRS 244.2643, 277A.285 or 403.575, as applicable, based on the

declaration made pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 3 of NRS 482.215. The notification must state in a clear

and conspicuous manner that a contribution for a Complete Streets Program is

nonrefundable and voluntary and is in addition to any fees required for

registration.

      4.  An application for renewal of a

certificate of registration submitted at a kiosk or via the Internet must

include a statement which informs the applicant that he or she may make a

nonrefundable monetary contribution of $2, for each vehicle registration which

is renewed at a kiosk or via the Internet, for the Complete Streets Program, if

any, created pursuant to NRS 244.2643,

277A.285 or 403.575, as applicable, based on the

declaration made pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 3 of NRS 482.215. The application must state in a clear and

conspicuous manner that a contribution for a Complete Streets Program is

nonrefundable and voluntary and is in addition to any fees required for

registration, and must include a method by which the applicant must indicate

his or her intention to opt in or opt out of making such a contribution.

      5.  An owner who has made proper

application for renewal of registration before the expiration of the current

registration but who has not received the license plate or plates or card of

registration for the ensuing period of registration is entitled to operate or

permit the operation of that vehicle upon the highways upon displaying thereon

the license plate or plates issued for the preceding period of registration for

such a time as may be prescribed by the Department as it may find necessary for

the issuance of the new plate or plates or card of registration.

      [14:202:1931; A 1953, 330]—(NRS A 1959, 912; 1960,

100; 1963, 224, 1127; 1969, 686; 1971, 1553; 1975, 334, 1793; 1977, 924; 1979, 1820; 1981, 1694, 1695; 1983, 1619; 1985, 679; 1987, 1086, 2145; 1989, 505, 1872, 1874; 1991, 1914; 1993, 2201, 2860; 1995, 727, 728, 2359, 2730; 1997, 131, 625; 2001, 312, 2781; 2009, 1357,

2197; 2013, 2815,

effective on the earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date on which the Director

of the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor and the Director of

the Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources are available to

enable the Department to carry out the provisions of chapter 472, Statutes of

Nevada 2013, at page 2812)

      NRS 482.2805  Department not to renew registration if notice of nonpayment has

been filed with Department by certain entities; exceptions; fee for service of

certain fees, penalties, fines or other charges performed by Department.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall not renew the registration

of a motor vehicle if a local authority has filed with the Department of Motor

Vehicles a notice of nonpayment pursuant to NRS 484B.527, or if the Department of

Transportation or a private partner under a public-private partnership has

filed a notice of nonpayment pursuant to section 42 of the Boulder City Bypass

Toll Road Demonstration Project Act, unless, at the time for renewal of the

registration, the registered owner of the motor vehicle provides to the

Department of Motor Vehicles a receipt issued by the local authority pursuant

to NRS 482.2807, or a receipt issued by the Department

of Transportation or a private partner under a public-private partnership.

      2.  If the registered owner provides a

receipt to the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to subsection 1 and

complies with the other requirements of this chapter, the Department of Motor

Vehicles shall renew the registration of the motor vehicle.

      3.  The Department of Motor Vehicles shall

renew the registration of a motor vehicle owned by a short-term lessor for

which the Department of Motor Vehicles has received a notice of nonpayment

pursuant to NRS 484B.527 or section

42 of the Boulder City Bypass Toll Road Demonstration Project Act without

requiring the short-term lessor to provide a receipt pursuant to subsection 1

if the short-term lessor submits to the Department of Motor Vehicles a certificate

issued by a local authority, the Department of Transportation or a private

partner under a public-private partnership pursuant to subsection 4.

      4.  A local authority, the Department of

Transportation or a private partner under a public-private partnership shall,

upon request, issue to a short-term lessor a certificate which requires the

Department of Motor Vehicles to renew the registration of a motor vehicle owned

by the short-term lessor without requiring the short-term lessor to provide a

receipt pursuant to subsection 1 if the short-term lessor provides the local

authority, the Department of Transportation or a private partner under a

public-private partnership with the name, address and number of the driver’s

license of the short-term lessee who was leasing the vehicle at the time of the

violation.

      5.  Upon the request of the registered

owner of a motor vehicle, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall provide a copy

of the notice of nonpayment filed with the Department of Motor Vehicles by the

local agency pursuant to NRS 484B.527

or the Department of Transportation or a private partner under a public-private

partnership pursuant to section 42 of the Boulder City Bypass Toll Road

Demonstration Project Act.

      6.  If the registration of a motor vehicle

that is identified in a notice of nonpayment filed with the Department of Motor

Vehicles by a local authority pursuant to NRS

484B.527 or the Department of Transportation or a private partner under a

public-private partnership pursuant to section 42 of the Boulder City Bypass

Toll Road Demonstration Project Act is not renewed for two consecutive periods

of registration, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall delete any records

maintained by the Department of Motor Vehicles concerning that notice.

      7.  The Department of Motor Vehicles may

require a local authority to pay a fee for the creation, maintenance or

revision of a record of the Department of Motor Vehicles concerning a notice of

nonpayment filed with the Department of Motor Vehicles by the local authority

pursuant to NRS 484B.527. The

Department of Motor Vehicles may require the Department of Transportation or a

private partner under a public-private partnership to pay a fee for the creation,

maintenance or revision of a record of the Department of Motor Vehicles

concerning a notice of nonpayment filed with the Department of Motor Vehicles

by the Department of Transportation or a private partner under a public-private

partnership pursuant to section 42 of the Boulder City Bypass Toll Road

Demonstration Project Act. The Department of Motor Vehicles shall, by

regulation, establish any fee required by this subsection. Any fees collected

by the Department pursuant to this subsection must be:

      (a) Deposited with the State Treasurer for credit

to the Motor Vehicle Fund; and

      (b) Allocated to the Department to defray the

cost of carrying out the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2358; A 1997, 463; 2011, 2918)

      NRS 482.2807  Requirements for registration if local government has filed

notice of nonpayment pursuant to NRS 484B.527.  If a local authority files with the Department

a notice of nonpayment pursuant to NRS

484B.527 and the registered owner of the motor vehicle for which the

Department received the notice pays to the local authority each civil penalty

or criminal fine or other charge imposed by the local authority against the registered

owner for a violation of:

      1.  The provisions of NRS 484B.440 to 484B.523, inclusive; or

      2.  An ordinance of the local authority

authorized by chapters 484A to 484E, inclusive, of NRS that covers the same

subject matter as the provisions of NRS

484B.440 to 484B.523, inclusive,

Ê the local

authority shall issue to the registered owner a receipt which indicates that

the penalty, fine or charge has been paid.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2359; A 1997, 465)

      NRS 482.281  Authority of Department of Motor Vehicles to allow authorized

inspection station or authorized station to renew certificates of registration;

adoption of regulations.

      1.  The Department may allow an authorized

inspection station or authorized station to renew certificates of registration

for motor vehicles.

      2.  The Department shall not issue a

license to an authorized inspection station or authorized station to renew

certificates of registration if that station has committed any of the

violations set forth in NRS 445B.790.

      3.  An authorized inspection station or

authorized station shall not renew a certificate of registration for a motor

vehicle unless the station has issued a certificate of emissions compliance for

that vehicle.

      4.  The Department shall establish bonding

and surety requirements for an authorized inspection station or authorized

station that is authorized to renew certificates of registration. Each such

station shall obtain the equipment necessary for the operation of the station,

as determined by the Department, and pay the costs of any audit required by the

Department.

      5.  The Department shall adopt regulations

necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. The regulations must

include, without limitation:

      (a) The requirements for licensing an authorized

inspection station or authorized station to renew certificates of registration;

and

      (b) The compensation an authorized inspection

station or authorized station is entitled to receive for the renewal of a

certificate of registration.

      6.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Authorized inspection station” has the

meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445B.710.

      (b) “Authorized station” has the meaning ascribed

to it in NRS 445B.720.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1913; A 1993, 2861; 2001, 700)

      NRS 482.283  Change of name or place of residence: Notice to Department

required; timing and contents of notice.  Each

holder of a valid registration, upon changing his or her name or place of

residence, shall notify the Department of the change within 30 days after the

change and shall include in the notice both the old and new names and residence

addresses.

      (Added to NRS by 1959, 916; A 1960, 101; 2003, 375)

      NRS 482.285  Certificates, decals and number plates: Illegibility, loss,

mutilation or theft; obtaining of duplicates or substitutes; fees and taxes.

      1.  If any certificate of registration or

certificate of title is lost, mutilated or illegible, the person to whom it was

issued shall immediately make application for and obtain a duplicate or

substitute therefor upon furnishing information satisfactory to the Department

and upon payment of the required fees.

      2.  If any license plate or plates or any

decal is lost, mutilated or illegible, the person to whom it was issued shall

immediately make application for and obtain:

      (a) A duplicate number plate or a substitute

number plate;

      (b) A substitute decal; or

      (c) A combination of both (a) and (b),

Ê as

appropriate, upon furnishing information satisfactory to the Department and

payment of the fees required by NRS 482.500.

      3.  If any license plate or plates or any

decal is stolen, the person to whom it was issued shall immediately make

application for and obtain:

      (a) A substitute number plate;

      (b) A substitute decal; or

      (c) A combination of both (a) and (b),

Ê as

appropriate, upon furnishing information satisfactory to the Department and

payment of the fees required by NRS 482.500.

      4.  The Department shall issue duplicate

number plates or substitute number plates and, if applicable, a substitute

decal, if the applicant:

      (a) Returns the mutilated or illegible plates to

the Department or signs a declaration that the plates were lost, mutilated or

illegible; and

      (b) Complies with the provisions of subsection 6.

      5.  The Department shall issue substitute

number plates and, if applicable, a substitute decal, if the applicant:

      (a) Signs a declaration that the plates were

stolen; and

      (b) Complies with the provisions of subsection 6.

      6.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, an applicant who desires duplicate number plates or substitute

number plates must make application for renewal of registration. Except as

otherwise provided in subsection 7 of NRS 482.260,

credit must be allowed for the portion of the registration fee and governmental

services tax attributable to the remainder of the current registration period.

In lieu of making application for renewal of registration, an applicant may

elect to make application solely for:

      (a) Duplicate number plates or substitute number

plates, and a substitute decal, if the previous license plates were lost,

mutilated or illegible; or

      (b) Substitute number plates and a substitute

decal, if the previous license plates were stolen.

      7.  An applicant who makes the election

described in subsection 6 retains the current date of expiration for the

registration of the applicable vehicle and is not, as a prerequisite to

receiving duplicate number plates or substitute number plates or a substitute decal,

required to:

      (a) Submit evidence of compliance with controls

over emission; or

      (b) Pay the registration fee and governmental

services tax attributable to a full period of registration.

      [18:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.17]—(NRS A 1975, 132; 1977, 358; 1985, 29; 1991, 193, 2312; 2001, 312; 2003, 375; 2013, 2832)

      NRS 482.290  Assignment and recording of new vehicle identification number if

old number has been falsely attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated;

authority of Department; fee; penalty for certain acts committed with intent to

defraud.

      1.  The Department is authorized to assign

a distinguishing number to any motor vehicle or trailer whenever the vehicle

identification number thereon has been falsely attached, removed, defaced,

altered or obliterated, and any motor vehicle or trailer to which there is

assigned a distinguishing number as authorized in this section shall be

registered under such distinguishing number.

      2.  The Department shall collect a fee of

$2 for the assignment and recording of each such vehicle identification number

and for the assignment of distinguishing numbers pursuant to NRS 482.553.

      3.  The number by which a motor vehicle or

trailer is registered shall be permanently stamped or attached to the vehicle.

False attachment or willful removal, defacement, alteration or obliteration of

such a number with intent to defraud is a gross misdemeanor.

      [8:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.07]—(NRS A 1959, 214;

1965, 654; 1975, 64; 2007, 2362)

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION AND STORAGE OF DOCUMENTS

      NRS 482.292  “Document” defined.  As

used in this section and NRS 482.293 and 482.294, unless the context otherwise requires,

“document” means an application, notice, report, statement or other record

relating to the issuance or renewal of a certificate of registration, or the

issuance of a certificate of title, pursuant to this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2778; A 2003, 460, 1218)

      NRS 482.293  Authority of Department of Motor Vehicles to establish program;

validity of electronic submission or storage; persons allowed to apply for

participation; adoption of regulations; required content of regulations;

acceptance of gifts and grants.

      1.  The Department may establish a program

for the electronic submission and storage of documents.

      2.  If the Department establishes a program

pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) An electronic submission or storage of

documents that is carried out pursuant to the program with respect to a

particular transaction is not valid unless all original documents required for

the transaction pursuant to:

             (1) The provisions of 49 U.S.C. §§ 32701

et seq.; and

             (2) The provisions of any regulations

adopted pursuant thereto,

Ê have been

executed and submitted to the Department.

      (b) The Department shall allow only the following

persons to apply for participation in the program:

             (1) Financial institutions, new vehicle

dealers and used vehicle dealers, for the purpose of submitting documents by

electronic means to the Department on behalf of their customers.

             (2) Owners of fleets composed of 10 or

more vehicles.

      (c) The Department shall adopt regulations to

carry out the program.

      3.  The regulations required to be adopted

pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 2 must include, without limitation:

      (a) The type of electronic transmission that the

Department will accept for the program.

      (b) The process for submission of an application

by a person who desires to participate in the program and the fee, if any, that

must accompany the application for participation.

      (c) The criteria that will be applied by the

Department in determining whether to approve an application to participate in

the program.

      (d) The standards for ensuring the security and

integrity of the process for issuance and renewal of a certificate of

registration and a certificate of title, including, without limitation, the

procedure for a financial and performance audit of the program.

      (e) The terms and conditions for participation in

the program and any restrictions on the participation.

      (f) The contents of a written agreement that must

be on file with the Department before a participant may submit a document by

electronic means to the Department. Such written agreement must include,

without limitation:

             (1) An assurance that each document

submitted by electronic means contains all the information that is necessary to

complete the transaction for which the document is submitted;

             (2) Certification that all the information

contained in each document that is submitted by electronic means is truthful

and accurate;

             (3) An assurance that the participant who

submits a document by electronic means will maintain all information and

records that are necessary to support the document; and

             (4) The signature of the participant who

files the written agreement with the Department.

      (g) The conditions under which the Department may

revoke the approval of a person to participate in the program, including,

without limitation, failure to comply with this section and NRS 482.294 and the regulations adopted pursuant

thereto.

      (h) The method by which the Department will store

documents that are submitted to it by electronic means.

      (i) The required technology that is necessary to

carry out the program.

      (j) Any other regulations that the Department

determines necessary to carry out the program.

      (k) Procedures to ensure compliance with:

             (1) The provisions of 49 U.S.C. §§ 32701

et seq.; and

             (2) The provisions of any regulations

adopted pursuant thereto,

Ê to the

extent that such provisions relate to the submission and retention of documents

used for the transfer of the ownership of vehicles.

      4.  The Department may accept gifts and

grants from any source, including, without limitation, donations of materials,

equipment and labor, for the establishment and maintenance of a program

pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2778; A 2003, 460, 1218)

      NRS 482.294  Approval by Department of Motor Vehicles for person to

participate in program; waiver of requirement of signature of natural person;

document submitted by electronic means deemed to be original document.

      1.  If the Department approves an application

for a person to participate in a program established pursuant to NRS 482.293, that participant may submit, by

electronic means, a document that is required to be submitted pursuant to this

chapter for the issuance or renewal of a certificate of registration or a

certificate of title.

      2.  If the signature of a natural person is

required pursuant to this chapter on a document that is submitted by electronic

means, the Department may waive that requirement:

      (a) In the case of a participant who is a

financial institution, new vehicle dealer or used vehicle dealer, if the

participant who submitted the document on behalf of that person complies with

all requirements of this program.

      (b) In the case of a participant who is an owner

of a fleet composed of 10 or more vehicles, if the participant complies with

all requirements of this program.

      3.  Notwithstanding any other provision of

law to the contrary, a document that is submitted by electronic means pursuant

to subsection 1, if accepted by the Department, shall be deemed an original

document in administrative proceedings, quasi-judicial proceedings and judicial

proceedings.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 2780; A 2003, 461, 1220)

VEHICLES LEASED FOR SHORT TERM

      NRS 482.295  Registration by short-term lessor: Proof of financial ability to

respond to damages.  The Department

or a registered dealer shall not register a vehicle intended to be leased by a

short-term lessor until the owner demonstrates to the Department the owner’s

financial ability to respond to damages by providing evidence of insurance as

that term is defined in NRS 485.034.

      [Part 6:202:1931; A 1943, 51; 1949, 511; 1953,

52]—(NRS A 1967, 705; 1969, 186; 1973, 770; 1975, 1071; 1987, 668; 1995, 1864, 2731; 1997, 662)

      NRS 482.300  Short-term lessor must be licensed.  It

is unlawful for any person to engage in the activities of a short-term lessor

unless such person has been licensed pursuant to NRS

482.363.

      [Part 20:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.19]—(NRS A 1967,

705; 1973, 771; 1975, 1072)

      NRS 482.305  Short-term lessor not providing coverage jointly and severally

liable with short-term lessee for certain damages; notice to lessee of extent

of coverage; dismissal of action against lessor if coverage provided.

      1.  The short-term lessor of a motor

vehicle who permits the short-term lessee to operate the vehicle upon the

highways, and who has not complied with NRS 482.295

insuring or otherwise covering the short-term lessee against liability arising

out of his or her negligence in the operation of the rented vehicle in limits

of not less than $15,000 for any one person injured or killed and $30,000 for

any number more than one, injured or killed in any one accident, and against

liability of the short-term lessee for property damage in the limit of not less

than $10,000 for one accident, is jointly and severally liable with the

short-term lessee for any damages caused by the negligence of the latter in

operating the vehicle and for any damages caused by the negligence of any

person operating the vehicle by or with the permission of the short-term

lessee, except that the foregoing provisions do not confer any right of action

upon any passenger in the rented vehicle against the short-term lessor. This

section does not prevent the introduction as a defense of contributory

negligence to the extent to which this defense is allowed in other cases.

      2.  The policy of insurance, surety bond or

deposit of cash or securities inures to the benefit of any person operating the

vehicle by or with the permission of the short-term lessee in the same manner,

under the same conditions and to the same extent as to the short-term lessee.

      3.  The insurance policy, surety bond or

deposit of cash or securities need not cover any liability incurred by the

short-term lessee of any vehicle to any passenger in the vehicle; but the

short-term lessor before delivering the vehicle shall give to the short-term

lessee a written notice of the fact that such a policy, bond or deposit does

not cover the liability which the short-term lessee may incur on account of his

or her negligence in the operation of the vehicle to any passenger in the

vehicle.

      4.  When any suit or action is brought

against the short-term lessor under this section, the judge before whom the

case is pending shall hold a preliminary hearing in the absence of the jury to

determine whether the short-term lessor has provided insurance or a surety bond

or deposit of cash or securities covering the short-term lessee as required by

subsection 1. Whenever it appears that the short-term lessor has provided

insurance or a surety bond or deposit of cash or securities covering the

short-term lessee in the required amount, the judge shall dismiss as to the

short-term lessor the action brought under this section.

      [Part 20:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.19]—(NRS A 1967,

705; 1973, 771; 1987,

669)

      NRS 482.307  Short-term lessor prohibited from offering, arranging for or

allowing use of paid driver.  It is

unlawful for a short-term lessor to offer, arrange for or allow the use of a

paid driver whether directly or through an affiliated person.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 2658)

      NRS 482.308  Discrimination by short-term lessor against member of Armed

Forces prohibited; penalty.

      1.  No short-term lessor may:

      (a) Refuse to lease a vehicle to a member of the

Armed Forces of the United States; or

      (b) Discriminate against such a person in the

terms, conditions or privileges of the rental of a vehicle,

Ê because of

that person’s membership in the Armed Forces.

      2.  Any person who willfully violates any

provision of subsection 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 619)

      NRS 482.310  Type of license plate for leased vehicle.  The Department shall issue for every passenger

motor vehicle leased by a short-term lessor the same type of number plates as

the type of plates issued for private passenger vehicles.

      [Part 12:202:1931; A 1949, 45; 1953, 106; 1955,

582]—(NRS A 1967, 706)

      NRS 482.313  Charging, collecting, reporting and remitting of certain fees in

connection with lease of passenger car by short-term lessor; deposit of money

into State General Fund; certain amounts excluded from calculation of fees;

duties of Executive Director of Department of Taxation.

      1.  Upon the lease of a passenger car by a

short-term lessor in this State, the short-term lessor shall charge and collect

from the short-term lessee:

      (a) A governmental services fee of 10 percent of

the total amount for which the passenger car was leased, excluding the items

described in subsection 7; and

      (b) Any fee required pursuant to NRS 244A.810 or 244A.860.

Ê The amount

of each fee charged pursuant to this subsection must be indicated in the lease

agreement.

      2.  The fees due from a short-term lessor

to the Department of Taxation pursuant to subsection 1 are due on the last day

of each calendar quarter. On or before the last day of the month following each

calendar quarter, the short-term lessor shall:

      (a) File with the Department of Taxation, on a

form prescribed by the Department of Taxation, a report indicating the total

amount of each of the fees collected by the short-term lessor pursuant to

subsection 1 during the immediately preceding calendar quarter; and

      (b) Remit to the Department of Taxation the fees

collected by the short-term lessor pursuant to subsection 1 during the

immediately preceding calendar quarter.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in a

contract made pursuant to NRS 244A.820

or 244A.870, the Department of Taxation

shall deposit all money received from short-term lessors pursuant to the

provisions of subsection 1 with the State Treasurer for credit to the State

General Fund.

      4.  To ensure compliance with this section,

the Department of Taxation may audit the records of a short-term lessor.

      5.  The provisions of this section do not

limit or affect the payment of any taxes or fees imposed pursuant to the

provisions of this chapter.

      6.  The Department of Motor Vehicles shall,

upon request, provide to the Department of Taxation any information in its

records relating to a short-term lessor that the Department of Taxation

considers necessary to collect the fees described in subsection 1.

      7.  For the purposes of charging and

collecting the governmental services fee described in paragraph (a) of

subsection 1, the following items must not be included in the total amount for

which the passenger car was leased:

      (a) The amount of any fee charged and collected

pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 1;

      (b) The amount of any charge for fuel used to

operate the passenger car;

      (c) The amount of any fee or charge for the

delivery, transportation or other handling of the passenger car;

      (d) The amount of any fee or charge for

insurance, including, without limitation, personal accident insurance, extended

coverage or insurance coverage for personal property; and

      (e) The amount of any charges assessed against a

short-term lessee for damages for which the short-term lessee is held

responsible.

      8.  The Executive Director of the

Department of Taxation shall:

      (a) Adopt such regulations as the Executive

Director determines are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section;

and

      (b) Upon the request of the Director of the

Department of Motor Vehicles, provide to the Director of the Department of

Motor Vehicles a copy of any record or report described in this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2111; A 1997, 824; 2001, 313, 2547, 3097; 2003, 1684, 2930; 2003,

20th Special Session, 296; 2007, 1594; 2008, 25th

Special Session, 20; 2009, 2141;

2011, 2894)

      NRS 482.315  Records of short-term lessor: Maintenance; inspection; form;

penalty; duties of Executive Director of Department of Taxation.

      1.  Every person engaged in business as a

short-term lessor shall maintain a record of the identity of each short-term

lessee and the exact time the vehicle is the subject of such lease or in the

possession of the short-term lessee.

      2.  Every such record is a public record

and open to inspection by any person.

      3.  If the Executive Director of the

Department of Taxation prescribes a form for the keeping of the record provided

for in this section, the short-term lessor shall use the form.

      4.  It shall be a misdemeanor for any such

short-term lessor to fail to make or possess or to refuse an inspection of the

record required in this section.

      5.  The Executive Director of the

Department of Taxation shall:

      (a) Adopt such regulations as the Executive

Director determines are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section;

and

      (b) Upon the request of the Director of the

Department of Motor Vehicles, provide to the Director of the Department of

Motor Vehicles a copy of any record described in this section.

      [21:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.20]—(NRS A 1961, 130;

1967, 706; 2003,

1686)

      NRS 482.3151  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 482.3151 to 482.3159,

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

in NRS 482.31515 to 482.3153,

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

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1618; A 2009, 2143)

      NRS 482.31515  “Authorized driver” defined.  “Authorized

driver” means:

      1.  The short-term lessee of a passenger

car.

      2.  The spouse of the short-term lessee, if

that person is a licensed driver and satisfies any minimum age requirement of

the short-term lessor.

      3.  The employer or coworker of the

short-term lessee, if the employer or coworker is engaged in business activity

with the lessee, is a licensed driver and satisfies any minimum age requirement

of the short-term lessor.

      4.  Any person listed on a lease by the

short-term lessor as an authorized driver.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1618)

      NRS 482.3152  “Estimated time for repair” defined.  “Estimated

time for repair” means an estimate made in good faith of the reasonable number

of hours of labor, or a fraction thereof, needed to repair the damaged parts of

a passenger car.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1619)

      NRS 482.31525  “Estimated time for replacement” defined.  “Estimated time for replacement” means the

number of hours of labor, or a fraction thereof, needed to replace the damaged

parts of a passenger car as set forth in a guide for estimating damage caused by

a collision generally used in the business of repair of cars and commonly known

as a “crash book.”

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1619)

      NRS 482.31527  “Vehicle licensing costs” defined.  “Vehicle

licensing costs” means:

      1.  The fees paid by a short-term lessor

for the registration of, and the issuance of certificates of title for, the

passenger cars leased by the short-term lessor, including, without limitation,

fees for license plates and license plate decals, stickers and tabs, and

inspection fees; and

      2.  The basic and supplemental governmental

services taxes paid by the short-term lessor with regard to those passenger

cars.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2140)

      NRS 482.3153  “Waiver of damages” defined.  “Waiver

of damages” means an agreement by the short-term lessor not to hold a

short-term lessee liable for any:

      1.  Portion of the damage or loss related

to a leased passenger car.

      2.  Loss of use of the passenger car.

      3.  Charges for storage, impound, towing or

administration.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1619)

      NRS 482.31535  Permissible agreements between lessor and lessee as to

responsibility for damage to or loss of passenger car leased for short term;

determination of fair market value.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.3154, a short-term lessor and a short-term

lessee of a passenger car may agree that the lessee will be responsible for:

      (a) Physical damage to the car, up to and

including its fair market value, regardless of the cause of the damage.

      (b) Mechanical damage to the car, up to and

including its fair market value, resulting from:

             (1) A collision;

             (2) An impact; or

             (3) Any other type of incident,

Ê that is

caused by a deliberate or negligent act or omission on the part of the lessee.

      (c) Loss resulting from theft of the car, up to

and including its fair market value, except that the lessee is presumed to have

no liability for any loss resulting from theft if an authorized driver:

             (1) Has possession of the ignition key

furnished by the lessor or establishes that the ignition key furnished by the

lessor was not in the car at the time of the theft; and

             (2) Files an official report of the theft

with an appropriate law enforcement agency within 24 hours after learning of

the theft and cooperates with the lessor and the law enforcement agency in

providing information concerning the theft.

Ê The lessor

may rebut the presumption set forth in this paragraph by establishing that an

authorized driver committed or aided and abetted the commission of the theft.

      (d) Physical damage to the car, up to and

including its fair market value, resulting from vandalism occurring after or in

connection with the theft of the car, except that the lessee has no liability

for any damage resulting from vandalism if the lessee has no liability for

theft pursuant to paragraph (c).

      (e) Physical damage to the car and loss of use of

the car, up to $2,500, resulting from vandalism not related to the theft of the

car and not caused by the lessee.

      (f) Loss of use of the car if the lessee is

liable for damage or loss.

      (g) Actual charges for towing and storage and

impound fees paid by the lessor if the lessee is liable for damage or loss.

      (h) An administrative charge that includes the

cost of appraisal and other costs incident to the damage, loss, loss of use,

repair or replacement of the car.

      2.  For the purposes of this section, the

fair market value must be determined in the customary market for the sale of

the leased passenger car.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1619; A 2003, 980; 2009, 548)

      NRS 482.3154  Limitation on liability of short-term lessee concerning damage

to or loss of leased passenger car; limitation of short-term lessor’s loss

under certain circumstances; limitation or exclusion of administrative charge.

      1.  The total amount of the short-term

lessee’s liability to the short-term lessor resulting from damage to a leased

passenger car must not exceed the sum of the following:

      (a) The estimated cost for parts that the

short-term lessor would have to pay to replace damaged parts. Any discount,

price reduction or adjustment received by the lessor must be subtracted from

the estimate to the extent not already incorporated in the estimate or promptly

credited or refunded to the short-term lessee.

      (b) The estimated cost of labor to replace

damaged parts of the passenger car, which must not exceed the product of:

             (1) The rate of labor usually paid by the

lessor to replace parts of the type that were damaged; and

             (2) The estimated time for replacement.

Ê Any

discount, price reduction or adjustment received by the short-term lessor must

be subtracted from the estimate to the extent not already incorporated in the

estimate or promptly credited or refunded to the lessee.

      (c) The estimated cost of labor to repair damaged

parts of the passenger car, which must not exceed the lesser of:

             (1) The product of the rate for labor

usually paid by the short-term lessor to repair parts of the type that were

damaged and the estimated time for repair; or

             (2) The sum of the costs for estimated

labor and parts determined pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b) to replace the

same parts.

Ê Any

discount, price reduction or adjustment received by the short-term lessor must

be subtracted from the estimate to the extent not already incorporated in the

estimate or promptly credited or refunded to the lessee.

      (d) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2,

the loss of use of the leased passenger car, which must not exceed the product

of:

             (1) The rate for the car stated in the

short-term lessee’s lease, excluding all optional charges; and

             (2) The total of the estimated time for

replacement and the estimated time for repair. For the purpose of converting

the estimated time for repair into the same unit of time in which the rate of

the lease is expressed, a day shall be deemed to consist of 8 hours.

      (e) Actual charges for towing and storage and

impound fees paid by the short-term lessor.

      2.  Under any of the circumstances

described in NRS 482.31555, the short-term

lessor’s loss of use of the passenger car must not exceed the product of:

      (a) The rate for the car stated in the short-term

lessee’s lease, excluding all optional charges; and

      (b) The period from the date of an accident to

the date the car is ready to be returned to service if the lessor uses his or

her best efforts to repair and return the car to service as soon as

practicable.

      3.  An administrative charge pursuant to

paragraph (h) of subsection 1 of NRS 482.31535

must not exceed:

      (a) Fifty dollars if the total estimated cost for

parts and labor is more than $100 and less than or equal to $500.

      (b) One hundred dollars if the total estimated

cost for parts and labor is more than $500 and less than or equal to $1,500.

      (c) One hundred and fifty dollars if the total

estimated cost for parts and labor is more than $1,500.

Ê No

administrative charge may be imposed if the total estimated cost of parts and

labor is $100 or less.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1620; A 2003, 981)

      NRS 482.31545  Liability of authorized driver for damage occurring during

operation of passenger car: Limitations.

      1.  The total amount of an authorized

driver’s liability to the short-term lessor, if any, for damage occurring

during the operation of a passenger car by the driver must not exceed the

amount of the short-term lessee’s liability pursuant to NRS

482.3154.

      2.  The short-term lessor shall not recover

from the short-term lessee and an authorized driver:

      (a) An amount that exceeds the lessee’s liability

pursuant to NRS 482.3154.

      (b) For any item pursuant to NRS 482.31535 to the extent that the lessor obtains

recovery from any other person.

      3.  The provisions of this section apply to

the maximum liability of a short-term lessee or an authorized driver to the

short-term lessor resulting from damage to a passenger car and not to the

liability of any other person.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1621)

      NRS 482.3155  Waiver of damages: Required provisions; limitation is void;

exception.  Except as otherwise

provided in NRS 482.31555:

      1.  Every waiver of damages must provide

that the short-term lessee of a passenger car has no liability for any damage,

loss or loss of use, or any cost incident thereto.

      2.  Every limitation, exception or

exclusion to any waiver of damages is void and unenforceable.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1621)

      NRS 482.31555  Short-term lessor authorized to restrict applicability of waiver

of damages under certain circumstances.  A

short-term lessor may provide in a lease of a passenger car that a waiver of

damages does not apply in the following circumstances:

      1.  Damage or loss resulting from an

authorized driver’s:

      (a) Intentional, willful, wanton or reckless

conduct.

      (b) Operation of the car in violation of NRS 484C.110.

      (c) Towing or pushing with the car.

      (d) Operation of the car on an unpaved road if

the damage or loss is a direct result of the road or driving conditions.

      2.  Damage or loss occurring when the

passenger car is:

      (a) Used for hire.

      (b) Used in connection with conduct that

constitutes a felony.

      (c) Involved in a speed test or contest or in

driver training activity.

      (d) Operated by a person other than an authorized

driver.

      (e) Operated in a foreign country or outside of

the States of Nevada, Arizona, California, Idaho, Oregon and Utah, unless the

lease expressly provides that the passenger car may be operated in other

locations.

      3.  An authorized driver providing:

      (a) Fraudulent information to the short-term

lessor.

      (b) False information to the lessor and the

lessor would not have leased the passenger car if the lessor had received true

information.

      4.  Damage or loss resulting from the theft

of the passenger car if committed by an authorized driver or a person aided or

abetted by an authorized driver. A theft is presumed to have been committed by

a person other than an authorized driver or a person aided or abetted by an

authorized driver if the short-term lessee of the car:

      (a) Has possession of the ignition key furnished

by the lessor or establishes that the ignition key furnished by the lessor was

not in the car at the time of the theft; and

      (b) Files an official report of the theft with an

appropriate law enforcement agency within 24 hours after learning of the theft

and cooperates with the lessor and the law enforcement agency in providing

information concerning the theft.

Ê The lessor

may rebut the presumption set forth in this subsection by establishing that an

authorized driver committed or aided and abetted another person in the

commission of the theft.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1621; A 2003, 982; 2009, 549)

      NRS 482.3156  Waiver of damages: Disclosure of certain information required.  A short-term lessor who offers or provides a

waiver of damages for any consideration in addition to the rate for lease of a

passenger car shall clearly and conspicuously disclose the following

information in the lease or a holder in which the lease is placed and on a sign

posted at the place where the lessee signs the lease:

      1.  The nature and extent of the short-term

lessee’s liability.

      2.  A statement that the short-term

lessee’s personal insurance policy may provide coverage for all or a portion of

the lessee’s potential liability.

      3.  A statement that the short-term lessee

should consult with his or her insurer to determine the scope of insurance

coverage.

      4.  A statement that the short-term lessee

may purchase an optional waiver of damages to cover all liability subject to

any exception that the short-term lessor includes and that is permitted by NRS 482.31555.

      5.  The charge for the waiver of damages.

      6.  A statement that Nevada law requires

any driver of a passenger car and any passenger 5 years of age or older who

rides in the front or back seat of a passenger car to wear a safety belt if one

is available for that seating position.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1621)

      NRS 482.31565  Waiver of damages and optional insurance: Purchase as condition

for lease prohibited; maximum charge; adjustment to reflect Consumer Price

Index; advertisements; other prohibited practices.

      1.  A short-term lessor shall not require

the purchase of a waiver of damages, optional insurance or any other optional

good or service as a condition for the lease of a passenger car.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, a short-term lessor may sell a waiver of damages but shall not

charge more than $22 per full or partial rental day or 24-hour rental period,

as appropriate, for the waiver. The monetary amount set forth in this

subsection must be adjusted for each fiscal year that begins on or after July

1, 2008, by adding to that amount the product of that amount multiplied by the

percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index West Urban for All Urban

Consumers (All Items) between the calendar year ending on December 31, 2005,

and the calendar year immediately preceding the fiscal year for which the

adjustment is made. The Department shall, on or before March 1 of each year,

publish the adjusted amount for the next fiscal year on its website or

otherwise make that information available to short-term lessors.

      3.  A short-term lessor who disseminates an

advertisement in the State of Nevada that contains a rate for the lease of a

passenger car shall include in the advertisement a clearly readable statement

of the charge for a waiver of damages and a statement that the waiver is

optional.

      4.  A short-term lessor shall not engage in

any unfair, deceptive or coercive conduct to induce a short-term lessee to

purchase a waiver of damages, optional insurance or any other optional good or

service, including, but not limited to, refusing to honor the lessee’s

reservation, limiting the availability of cars, requiring a deposit or debiting

or blocking the lessee’s credit card account for a sum equivalent to a deposit

if the lessee declines to purchase a waiver, optional insurance or any other

optional good or service.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1622; A 2001, 535; 2003, 982; 2007, 1596)

      NRS 482.3157  Restrictions on recovery for damages to leased car by placing

block or processing charge on lessee’s credit card; unfair, deceptive or

coercive conduct prohibited.

      1.  A short-term lessor of a passenger car

shall not seek to recover any portion of a claim arising out of damage to or

loss of a leased passenger car by causing any block to be placed on the

lessee’s credit card account.

      2.  A short-term lessor of a passenger car

shall not process a charge on a short-term lessee’s credit card to pay for any

damages to a passenger car leased by the lessee unless the lessor first:

      (a) Obtains the written consent of the lessee, on

a form that is separate from the form for the lease, to pay for the damages by

processing a charge on the lessee’s credit card;

      (b) Inspects the vehicle upon its return to the

lessor to verify the extent of the damages; and

      (c) Provides the lessee with a written estimate

of the cost to repair the damages and the lessee provides the lessor with

written authorization to pay for the damages by processing a charge on the

lessee’s credit card in an amount that does not exceed the amount of the

written estimate.

Ê The lessee

may waive the provisions of paragraph (c) if the inspection conducted pursuant

to paragraph (b) indicates that the cost to repair the damages will not exceed

$500 and the lessee provides the lessor with written authorization to pay for

the damages by processing a charge on the lessee’s credit card in an amount

that does not exceed $500.

      3.  A short-term lessor of a passenger car

shall not engage in any unfair, deceptive or coercive tactics in attempting to

recover or in recovering on any claim arising out of damage to or loss of a

passenger car.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1622; A 1991, 1333)

      NRS 482.31575  Advertisement of lease: Disclosure of certain information

required; exception.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, a short-term lessor shall advertise, quote and charge a rate for

leasing a passenger car which includes the entire amount that a short-term

lessee must pay to lease the car for the period to which the rate applies,

except taxes, charges for mileage and any fees paid to airports, including,

without limitation, any concession fees which the short-term lessor pays to do

business at an airport and which the short-term lessor charges to the

short-term lessee.

      2.  The requirements of subsection 1 do not

apply to fees charged pursuant to paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 482.313 or additional charges imposed pursuant to

subsection 1 of NRS 482.3158 which are included in

the quotation of an estimated total price for the short-term lease or which are

separately identified and clearly disclosed in the lease agreement.

      3.  If a short-term lessor states a rate

for lease of a passenger car in a printed advertisement or in a quotation

transmitted by computer or telephone or in person, the lessor shall clearly

disclose in the advertisement or quotation the terms of any mileage conditions

relating to the advertised or quoted rate, including, but not limited to, the

amount of mileage and gas charges, the number of miles for which no charges

will be imposed and a description of geographic driving limitations.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1622; A 2009, 2143)

      NRS 482.3158  Certain additional charges permissible under certain

circumstances; disclosure of certain additional charges required; certain

additional fees prohibited; further prohibitions.

      1.  The short-term lessor of a passenger

car may impose an additional charge:

      (a) Based on reasonable age criteria established

by the lessor.

      (b) For any item or a service provided if the

short-term lessee could have avoided incurring the charge by choosing not to

obtain or utilize the optional item or service.

      (c) For insurance and accessories requested by

the lessee.

      (d) For service incident to the lessee’s optional

return of the passenger car to a location other than the location where the

passenger car was leased.

      (e) For refueling the passenger car at the

conclusion of the lease if the lessee did not return the passenger car with as

much fuel as was in the fuel tank at the beginning of the lease.

      (f) For any authorized driver in addition to the

short-term lessee but shall not, except as otherwise provided in this

paragraph, charge more than $10 per full or partial 24-hour period for such an

additional authorized driver. The monetary amount set forth in this paragraph

must be adjusted for each fiscal year that begins on or after July 1, 2008, by

adding to that amount the product of that amount multiplied by the percentage

increase in the Consumer Price Index West Urban for All Urban Consumers (All

Items) between the calendar year ending on December 31, 2005, and the calendar

year immediately preceding the fiscal year for which the adjustment is made.

The Department shall, on or before March 1 of each year, publish the adjusted

amount for the next fiscal year on its website or otherwise make that

information available to short-term lessors.

      (g) To recover costs incurred by the short-term

lessor as a condition of doing business, including, without limitation:

             (1) The short-term lessor’s vehicle

licensing costs; and

             (2) Concession, access and other fees

imposed on the short-term lessor by an airport or other facility for the

privilege of operating at the facility.

      (h) To recover any fees paid by the short-term

lessor on behalf of the short-term lessee, including, without limitation, a

customer facility charge imposed on the short-term lessee by an airport or

other facility for the privilege of using the facility.

      2.  The short-term lessor of a passenger

car that wishes to impose an additional charge pursuant to paragraph (g) or (h)

of subsection 1:

      (a) Must, at the time the lease commences,

provide the short-term lessee with a lease agreement which clearly discloses

all charges for the entire lease, excluding charges that cannot be determined

at the time the lease commences; and

      (b) Must:

             (1) At the time the short-term lessee

makes the reservation for the short-term lease of the passenger car, provide a

good faith estimate of the total of all charges for the entire lease, excluding

mileage charges and charges for optional items that cannot be determined based

upon the information provided by the short-term lessee; or

             (2) At the time the short-term lessor

provides a price quote or estimate for the short-term lease of the passenger

car, disclose the existence of any vehicle licensing costs and any other

separately stated additional charge.

      3.  A short-term lessor shall not charge a

short-term lessee, as a condition of leasing a passenger car, an additional fee

for:

      (a) Any surcharges required for fuel.

      (b) Transporting the lessee to the location where

the passenger car will be delivered to the lessee.

      4.  If a short-term lessor:

      (a) Delivers a passenger car to a short-term

lessee at a location other than the location where the lessor normally carries

on its business, the lessor shall not charge the lessee any amount for the

period before the delivery of the passenger car.

      (b) Takes possession of a passenger car from a

short-term lessee at a location other than the location where the lessor

normally carries on its business, the lessor shall not charge the lessee any

amount for the period after the lessee notifies the lessor to take possession

of the passenger car.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1623; A 2001, 535; 2007, 1597; 2009, 2144)

      NRS 482.31583  Conditions for imposing additional charge; authorized and

required actions relating to recovery of vehicle licensing costs; annual report

to Department of Taxation.

      1.  A short-term lessor that wishes to

impose an additional charge pursuant to NRS 482.3158

to recover its vehicle licensing costs must, not less than annually, make good

faith estimates of:

      (a) Its vehicle licensing costs for the calendar

year; and

      (b) The charge that must be imposed in each lease

to recover those costs.

      2.  If the amount of money collected by a

short-term lessor for the recovery of its vehicle licensing costs during a

calendar year is different from the amount of those costs for that year, the

short-term lessor shall:

      (a) Retain the amount collected; and

      (b) Adjust its estimate of its vehicle licensing

costs and the charge that must be imposed on each lease to recover those costs

for the immediately following calendar year by the amount of the difference.

      3.  This section does not prevent a

short-term lessor from making adjustments in the amount of its charge to

recover its vehicle licensing costs during the calendar year.

      4.  A short-term lessor shall annually

report to the Department of Taxation:

      (a) The amount of the short-term lessor’s vehicle

licensing costs for the immediately preceding calendar year; and

      (b) The amount of money collected by the

short-term lessor for the recovery of its vehicle licensing costs for the

immediately preceding calendar year.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2141)

      NRS 482.31585  Action for damages and equitable relief; attorney’s fees and

costs.  A short-term lessee may

bring an action against a short-term lessor for the recovery of damages and

appropriate equitable relief for any violation of NRS

482.3151 to 482.3159, inclusive. The

prevailing party is entitled to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1623)

      NRS 482.3159  Waiver of provisions is void.  A

waiver of any of the provisions of NRS 482.3151 to

482.3159, inclusive, is contrary to public policy

and is void and unenforceable.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1623)

VEHICLE TRANSPORTERS

      NRS 482.316  Legislative declaration; license issued to vehicle transporter

revocable privilege.  The purpose

of licensing vehicle transporters is to protect the public health and safety

and the general welfare of the people of this State. Any license issued

pursuant to NRS 482.316 to 482.3175,

inclusive, is a revocable privilege and a holder of such a license does not

acquire thereby any vested right.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2077; A 1997, 2069)

      NRS 482.3161  Licensing required; applicability of NRS

482.316 to 482.3175, inclusive.

      1.  A person shall not operate as a vehicle

transporter in this State without a license issued by the Department.

      2.  The provisions of NRS 482.316 to 482.3175,

inclusive, do not apply to a manufacturer, distributor, dealer, broker or

rebuilder licensed pursuant to the provisions of NRS

482.318 to 482.363, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2077; A 1989, 1422; 1995, 2365; 1997, 2069)

      NRS 482.3163  License: Application; fees; renewal. [Effective until the date

of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to

establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the

professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support

arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity

or child support proceedings.]

      1.  An application for a license as a

vehicle transporter must be accompanied by a fee of $100, be submitted on forms

supplied by the Department and include the social security number of the

applicant. The forms must designate the persons whose names are required to

appear on the forms. An additional fee for the processing of fingerprints must

be submitted for each applicant for initial licensure. The Department shall

establish by regulation the fee for processing fingerprints. The fee must not

exceed the sum of the amounts charged by the Central Repository for Nevada

Records of Criminal History and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for

processing the fingerprints.

      2.  The application for a license as a

vehicle transporter must contain:

      (a) The applicant’s name and address; and

      (b) Such other information as the Department

requires.

      3.  Each applicant for initial licensure

shall submit with the application:

      (a) A complete set of his or her fingerprints and

written permission authorizing the Department to forward those fingerprints to

the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History for submission to

the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its report; and

      (b) If the applicant is a natural person, the

statement required pursuant to NRS 482.31632.

      4.  Upon receipt of the application and

when satisfied that the applicant is entitled thereto, the Department shall

issue to the applicant a license as a vehicle transporter.

      5.  A license issued pursuant to this

section expires on December 31 of each year. Before December 31 of each year, a

licensee must submit to the Department, on forms supplied by the Department and

in the manner specified by the Department, an application for renewal

accompanied by an annual fee for renewal of $50. If the applicant is a natural

person, the application also must be accompanied by the statement required

pursuant to NRS 482.31632.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2077; A 1991, 273; 1995, 284; 1997, 2069)

      NRS 482.3163  License: Application;

fees; renewal. [Effective on the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the

federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding,

suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational

licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain

processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

      1.  An application for a license as a

vehicle transporter must be accompanied by a fee of $100 and be submitted on

forms supplied by the Department. The forms must designate the persons whose

names are required to appear thereon. An additional fee for the processing of

fingerprints must be submitted for each applicant for initial licensure. The

Department shall establish by regulation the fee for processing fingerprints.

The fee must not exceed the sum of the amounts charged by the Central

Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and the Federal Bureau of

Investigation for processing the fingerprints.

      2.  The application for a license as a

vehicle transporter must contain:

      (a) The applicant’s name and address; and

      (b) Such other information as the Department

requires.

Ê Each

applicant for initial licensure shall submit with the application a complete set

of his or her fingerprints and written permission authorizing the Department to

forward those fingerprints to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of

Criminal History for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its

report.

      3.  Upon receipt of the application and

when satisfied that the applicant is entitled thereto, the Department shall

issue to the applicant a license as a vehicle transporter.

      4.  A license issued pursuant to this

section expires on December 31 of each year. Before December 31 of each year, a

licensee must submit to the Department, on forms supplied by the Department and

in the manner specified by the Department, an application for renewal

accompanied by an annual fee for renewal of $50.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2077; A 1991, 273; 1995, 284; 1997, 2069,

effective on the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law

requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and

restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child

support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to

paternity or child support proceedings)

      NRS 482.31632  Payment of child support: Statement by applicant for license;

grounds for denial of license; duty of Department. [Effective until the date of

the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to

establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the

professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support

arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity

or child support proceedings.]

      1.  An applicant for the issuance or renewal

of a license as a vehicle transporter shall submit to the Department the

statement prescribed by the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services of the

Department of Health and Human Services pursuant to NRS 425.520. The statement must be

completed and signed by the applicant.

      2.  The Department shall include the

statement required pursuant to subsection 1 in:

      (a) The application or any other forms that must

be submitted for the issuance or renewal of the license; or

      (b) A separate form prescribed by the Department.

      3.  A license as a vehicle transporter may

not be issued or renewed by the Department if the applicant:

      (a) Fails to submit the statement required

pursuant to subsection 1; or

      (b) Indicates on the statement submitted pursuant

to subsection 1 that the applicant is subject to a court order for the support

of a child and is not in compliance with the order or a plan approved by the

district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order for the repayment

of the amount owed pursuant to the order.

      4.  If an applicant indicates on the

statement submitted pursuant to subsection 1 that the applicant is subject to a

court order for the support of a child and is not in compliance with the order

or a plan approved by the district attorney or other public agency enforcing the

order for the repayment of the amount owed pursuant to the order, the

Department shall advise the applicant to contact the district attorney or other

public agency enforcing the order to determine the actions that the applicant

may take to satisfy the arrearage.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2067)

      NRS 482.3165  Fee for issuance of special license plate.  Each person who applies for a special license

plate as a vehicle transporter shall pay at the time of application, in

addition to any other fees specified in this chapter, a fee of $25 for each

plate.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2079)

      NRS 482.3167  Bond: Filing; form; deposit in lieu of bond.

      1.  Before any license as a vehicle

transporter is issued or special license plate is assigned, the applicant shall

procure and file with the Department a good and sufficient bond in the amount

of $100,000 with a corporate surety thereon, licensed to do business within the

State of Nevada, approved as to form by the Attorney General, and conditioned

that the applicant shall conduct business as a vehicle transporter without

fraud or fraudulent representation, and without violation of the provisions of

this chapter.

      2.  The bond must be continuous in form and

the total aggregate liability on the bond must be limited to the payment of the

total amount of the bond, but in no case may the amount of any judgment in an

action on such a bond exceed the retail value of any vehicle in connection with

which the action was brought.

      3.  The undertaking on the bond includes

any fraud or fraudulent representation or violation of any of the provisions of

this chapter by any employee of the licensee on behalf of the licensee and

within the scope of his or her employment.

      4.  The bond must provide that any person

injured by the action of the licensee or an employee of the licensee in

violation of any provisions of this chapter may apply to the Director for

compensation from the bond. The Director, for good cause shown and after notice

and opportunity for hearing, may determine the amount of compensation and the

person to whom it is to be paid. The surety shall then make the payment.

      5.  In lieu of the bond required by this

section, an applicant may make a deposit with the Department that satisfies the

requirements of NRS 482.346.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2078; A 1993, 2340)

      NRS 482.3169  Issuance of certificates of registration and special license

plates to vehicle transporter.

      1.  Upon issuance of a license as a vehicle

transporter pursuant to NRS 482.3163, the

Department shall assign to the vehicle transporter one or more registration

certificates and special license plates for use on motor vehicles being

delivered in this State. Each plate must have displayed upon it suitable

characters, as determined by the Department, to identify the vehicle as being

operated by a vehicle transporter. The vehicle transporter’s plates may be used

interchangeably on transported vehicles.

      2.  The Department may issue to each

vehicle transporter a reasonable number of registration certificates and

license plates.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2078)

      NRS 482.3171  Movement of vehicle with special license plate authorized.  A vehicle transporter licensed pursuant to NRS 482.3163 may operate on the highways of this

State any motor vehicle otherwise required to be registered pursuant to this chapter

if there is displayed on the vehicle a special plate assigned to the vehicle

transporter pursuant to NRS 482.3169.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2078)

      NRS 482.3173  Movement of vehicle without special license plate prohibited;

restrictions on use of plates.

      1.  A vehicle transporter shall not operate

any motor vehicle being transported by the vehicle transporter on the highways

of this State, or permit it to be so operated, unless a license plate assigned

to the vehicle transporter is attached thereto in the manner specified in this

chapter.

      2.  A vehicle transporter shall not:

      (a) Loan the license plates assigned to him or

her to any other person;

      (b) Permit those license plates to be used by any

other person or for a purpose other than permitted by NRS

482.316 to 482.3175, inclusive; or

      (c) Use those license plates on any vehicle in which

he or she has any ownership interest.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2078)

      NRS 482.3174  Suspension of license for failure to pay child support or comply

with certain subpoenas or warrants; reinstatement of license. [Effective until

the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state

to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the

professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support

arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity

or child support proceedings.]

      1.  If the

Department receives a copy of a court order issued pursuant to NRS 425.540 that provides for the

suspension of all professional, occupational and recreational licenses,

certificates and permits issued to a person who is the holder of a license as a

vehicle transporter, the Department shall deem the license issued to that

person to be suspended at the end of the 30th day after the date on which the

court order was issued unless the Department receives a letter issued to the

holder of the license by the district attorney or other public agency pursuant

to NRS 425.550 stating that the holder

of the license has complied with the subpoena or warrant or has satisfied the

arrearage pursuant to NRS 425.560.

      2.  The Department shall reinstate a

license as a vehicle transporter that has been suspended by a district court

pursuant to NRS 425.540 if the

Department receives a letter issued by the district attorney or other public

agency pursuant to NRS 425.550 to the

person whose license was suspended stating that the person whose license was

suspended has complied with the subpoena or warrant or has satisfied the

arrearage pursuant to NRS 425.560.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2067)

      NRS 482.3175  Grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of license;

hearing.

      1.  The Department may refuse to issue or

suspend or revoke a license as a vehicle transporter upon any of the following

grounds:

      (a) Conviction of a felony in the State of Nevada

or any other state, territory or nation.

      (b) Material misstatement in the application for

a license.

      (c) Evidence of unfitness of the applicant or

licensee.

      (d) Willful failure to comply with the provisions

of this chapter or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto, or any law

relating to the operation of a motor vehicle.

      (e) Failure or refusal to furnish and keep in

force any bond.

      (f) Failure of the licensee to maintain any other

license required by any political subdivision of this State.

      (g) Knowingly having possession of a stolen motor

vehicle or a motor vehicle with a manufacturer’s identification number or other

distinguishing number or identification mark which has been falsely attached,

removed, defaced, altered or obliterated.

      (h) Loaning or permitting the improper use of any

special license plate assigned to the vehicle transporter.

      2.  Any person whose application is denied

or license is suspended or revoked pursuant to this section is entitled to a

hearing as provided in NRS 482.353.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2079; A 2007, 2362)

CONSIGNMENT OF VEHICLES

      NRS 482.31771  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 482.31771 to 482.31776,

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

in NRS 482.31772, 482.31773

and 482.31774 have the meanings ascribed to them

in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1901)

      NRS 482.31772  “Consignee” defined.  “Consignee”

means any person licensed pursuant to this chapter to sell or lease vehicles,

or any person who holds himself or herself out as being in the business of

selling, leasing or consigning vehicles.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1901)

      NRS 482.31773  “Consignment” defined.  “Consignment”

means any transaction whereby the registered owner or lienholder of a vehicle

subject to registration pursuant to this chapter agrees, entrusts or in any

other manner authorizes a consignee to act as his or her agent to sell,

exchange, negotiate or attempt to negotiate a sale or an exchange of the

interest of the registered owner or lienholder in the vehicle, whether or not

for compensation.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1901)

      NRS 482.31774  “Consignment contract” defined.  “Consignment

contract” means a written agreement between a registered owner or lienholder of

a vehicle and a consignee to whom the vehicle has been entrusted by consignment

for the purpose of sale that specifies the terms and conditions of the

consignment and sale.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1901)

      NRS 482.31775  Consignment contract: Required contents.  A consignment contract must include, without

limitation:

      1.  The names of the consignor and

consignee;

      2.  The date on which the consignment

contract was entered into;

      3.  A complete description of the vehicle

subject to the consignment contract, including the vehicle identification number,

the year, make and model of the vehicle, and the number of miles registered on

the odometer of the vehicle at the time that the consignment contract is

entered into;

      4.  The term of the consignment contract;

      5.  The name of each person or business entity

holding any security interest in the vehicle to be consigned;

      6.  The minimum sales price for the vehicle

and the disposition of the proceeds therefrom, as agreed upon by the consignor

and consignee; and

      7.  The signatures of the consignor and

consignee acknowledging all the terms and conditions set forth in the

consignment contract.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1901)

      NRS 482.31776  Duties of consignee; trust account; disclosure statement;

applicability of section; operation of vehicle subject to consignment contract;

written log; prohibited acts; penalties.

      1.  A consignee of a vehicle shall, upon

entering into a consignment contract or other form of agreement to sell a vehicle

owned by another person:

      (a) Open and maintain a separate trust account in

a federally insured bank or savings and loan association that is located in

this State, into which the consignee shall deposit all money received from a

prospective buyer as a deposit, or as partial or full payment of the purchase

price agreed upon, toward the purchase or transfer of interest in the vehicle.

A consignee of a vehicle shall not:

             (1) Commingle the money in the trust

account with any other money that is not on deposit or otherwise maintained

toward the purchase of the vehicle subject to the consignment contract or

agreement; or

             (2) Use any money in the trust account to

pay his or her operational expenses for any purpose that is not related to the

consignment contract or agreement.

      (b) Obtain from the consignor, before receiving

delivery of the vehicle, a signed and dated disclosure statement that is

included in the consignment contract and provides in at least 10-point bold

type or font:

 

IMPORTANT

NOTICE TO VEHICLE OWNERS

 

State law (NRS

482.31776) requires that the operator of this business file a Uniform

Commercial Code 1 (UCC1) form with the Office of the Secretary of State on your

behalf to protect your interest in your vehicle. The form is required to

protect your vehicle from forfeiture in the event that the operator of this

business fails to meet his or her financial obligations to a third party

holding a security interest in his or her inventory. The form must be filed by

the operator of this business before the operator may take possession of your

vehicle. If the form is not filed as required, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR VEHICLE

THROUGH NO FAULT OF YOUR OWN. For a copy of the UCC1 form filed on your behalf

or for more information, please contact:

 

The

Office of the Secretary of State of Nevada

Uniform

Commercial Code Division

(775)

684-5708

 

I understand and acknowledge the

above disclosure.

 

..................................                 ...............

Consignee Signature               Date

 

      (c) Assist the consignor in completing, with

respect to the consignor’s purchase-money security interest in the vehicle, a

financing statement of the type described in subsection 5 of NRS 104.9317 and shall file the financing

statement with the Secretary of State on behalf of the consignor. If a

consignee has previously granted to a third party a security interest with an

after-acquired property clause in the consignee’s inventory, the consignee

additionally shall assist the consignor in sending an authenticated

notification, as described in paragraph (b) of subsection 1 of NRS 104.9324, to each holder of a

conflicting security interest. The consignee must not receive delivery of the

vehicle until the consignee has:

             (1) Filed the financing statement with the

Secretary of State; and

             (2) If applicable, assisted the consignor

in sending an authenticated notification to each holder of a conflicting

security interest.

      2.  Upon the sale or transfer of interest

in the vehicle, the consignee shall forthwith:

      (a) Satisfy or cause to be satisfied all

outstanding security interests in the vehicle; and

      (b) Satisfy the financial obligations due the

consignor pursuant to the consignment contract.

      3.  Upon the receipt of money by delivery

of cash, bank check or draft, or any other form of legal monetary exchange, or

after any form of transfer of interest in a vehicle, the consignee shall notify

the consignor that the money has been received or that a transfer of interest

in the vehicle has occurred. Notification by the consignee to the consignor

must be given in person or, in the absence of the consignor, by registered or

certified mail addressed to the last address or residence of the consignor

known to the consignee. The notification must be made within 3 business days

after the date on which the money is received or the transfer of interest in

the vehicle is made.

      4.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to:

      (a) An executor;

      (b) An administrator;

      (c) A sheriff;

      (d) A salvage pool subject to the provisions of NRS 487.400 to 487.510, inclusive; or

      (e) Any other person who sells a vehicle pursuant

to the powers or duties granted to or imposed on him or her by specific

statute.

      5.  Notwithstanding any provision of NRS 482.423 to 482.4247,

inclusive, to the contrary, a vehicle subject to a consignment contract may not

be operated by the consignee, an employee or agent of the consignee, or a

prospective buyer in accordance with NRS 482.423 to

482.4247, inclusive, by displaying a temporary

placard to operate the vehicle unless the operation of the vehicle is

authorized by the express written consent of the consignor.

      6.  A vehicle subject to a consignment

contract may not be operated by the consignee, an employee or agent of the

consignee, or a prospective buyer in accordance with NRS

482.320 by displaying a special plate unless the operation of the vehicle

is authorized by the express written consent of the consignor.

      7.  A consignee shall maintain a written

log for each vehicle for which he or she has entered into a consignment

contract. The written log must include:

      (a) The name and address, or place of residence,

of the consignor;

      (b) A description of the vehicle consigned,

including the year, make, model and serial or identification number of the

vehicle;

      (c) The date on which the consignment contract is

entered into;

      (d) The period that the vehicle is to be

consigned;

      (e) The minimum agreed upon sales price for the

vehicle;

      (f) The approximate amount of money due any

lienholder or other person known to have an interest in the vehicle;

      (g) If the vehicle is sold, the date on which the

vehicle is sold;

      (h) The date that the money due the consignor and

the lienholder was paid;

      (i) The name and address of the federally insured

bank or savings and loan association in which the consignee opened the trust

account required pursuant to subsection 1; and

      (j) The signature of the consignor acknowledging

that the terms of the consignment contract were fulfilled or terminated, as

appropriate.

      8.  A person who:

      (a) Appropriates, diverts or otherwise converts

to his or her own use money in a trust account opened pursuant to paragraph (a)

of subsection 1 or otherwise subject to a consignment contract or agreement is

guilty of embezzlement and shall be punished in accordance with NRS 205.300. The court shall, in addition

to any other penalty, order the person to pay restitution.

      (b) Violates paragraphs (b) or (c) of subsection

1 is guilty of a misdemeanor. The court shall, in addition to any other

penalty, order the person to pay restitution.

      (c) Violates any other provision of this section

is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1901; A 2001, 912; 2003, 669; 2009, 1742)

MANUFACTURERS, REBUILDERS, DISTRIBUTORS, DEALERS, BROKERS,

SALESPERSONS AND LESSORS

Licensing and Regulation

      NRS 482.318  Legislative declaration.  The

Legislature finds and declares that the distribution and sale of motor vehicles

in the State of Nevada vitally affects the general economy of the State and the

public interest and the public welfare, and in the exercise of its police

power, it is necessary to regulate and to license motor vehicle manufacturers,

distributors, new and used vehicle dealers, brokers, rebuilders, leasing

companies, salespersons, and their representatives doing business in the State

of Nevada in order to prevent frauds, impositions and other abuse upon its

citizens.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 1471; A 1971, 1302; 1995, 2365)

      NRS 482.319  Statement regarding payment of child support by applicant for

license; grounds for denial of license; duty of Department. [Effective until

the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state

to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the

professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support

arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity

or child support proceedings.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 5, a natural person who applies for the issuance or renewal of a

license issued pursuant to the provisions of NRS

482.318 to 482.363105, inclusive, shall

submit to the Department the statement prescribed by the Division of Welfare

and Supportive Services of the Department of Health and Human Services pursuant

to NRS 425.520. The statement must be

completed and signed by the applicant.

      2.  The Department shall include the

statement required pursuant to subsection 1 in:

      (a) The application or any other forms that must

be submitted for the issuance or renewal of the license; or

      (b) A separate form prescribed by the Department.

      3.  A license may not be issued or renewed

by the Department pursuant to the provisions of NRS

482.318 to 482.363105, inclusive, if the

applicant is a natural person who:

      (a) Fails to submit the statement required

pursuant to subsection 1; or

      (b) Indicates on the statement submitted pursuant

to subsection 1 that the applicant is subject to a court order for the support

of a child and is not in compliance with the order or a plan approved by the

district attorney or other public agency enforcing the order for the repayment

of the amount owed pursuant to the order.

      4.  If an applicant indicates on the

statement submitted pursuant to subsection 1 that the applicant is subject to a

court order for the support of a child and is not in compliance with the order

or a plan approved by the district attorney or other public agency enforcing

the order for the repayment of the amount owed pursuant to the order, the

Department shall advise the applicant to contact the district attorney or other

public agency enforcing the order to determine the actions that the applicant

may take to satisfy the arrearage.

      5.  If a licensee renews an existing

license electronically, the licensee shall keep the original of the statement

required pursuant to subsection 1 at his or her place of business for not less

than 3 years after submitting the electronic renewal. The statement must be

available during business hours for inspection by any authorized agent of the

Director or the State of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2068; A 2007, 3203)

      NRS 482.3195  Suspension of license for failure to pay child support or comply

with certain subpoenas or warrants; reinstatement of license. [Effective until

the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state

to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the

professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support

arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity

or child support proceedings.]

      1.  If the

Department receives a copy of a court order issued pursuant to NRS 425.540 that provides for the

suspension of all professional, occupational and recreational licenses,

certificates and permits issued to a person who is the holder of a license

issued pursuant to NRS 482.318 to 482.363105, inclusive, the Department shall deem

the license issued to that person to be suspended at the end of the 30th day

after the date on which the court order was issued unless the Department

receives a letter issued to the holder of the license by the district attorney

or other public agency pursuant to NRS 425.550

stating that the holder of the license has complied with the subpoena or

warrant or has satisfied the arrearage pursuant to NRS 425.560.

      2.  The Department shall reinstate a

license issued pursuant to NRS 482.318 to 482.363105, inclusive, that has been suspended by a

district court pursuant to NRS 425.540

if the Department receives a letter issued by the district attorney or other

public agency pursuant to NRS 425.550

to the person whose license was suspended stating that the person whose license

was suspended has complied with the subpoena or warrant or has satisfied the

arrearage pursuant to NRS 425.560.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2068)

      NRS 482.320  Manufacturers, distributors, dealers and rebuilders: Special

plates required for movement of new and used vehicles; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.31776, a manufacturer, distributor, dealer

or rebuilder who has an established place of business in this State and who

owns or controls any new or used vehicle of a type otherwise required to be

registered under the provisions of this chapter, may operate that vehicle or

allow it to be operated for purposes of display, demonstration, maintenance,

sale or exchange if there is displayed thereon a special plate or plates issued

to the manufacturer, distributor, dealer or rebuilder as provided in NRS 482.275 and 482.330.

Owners or officers of the corporation, managers, heads of departments and

salespersons may be temporarily assigned and operate a vehicle displaying such

plates.

      2.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to:

      (a) Work or service vehicles owned or controlled

by a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or rebuilder.

      (b) Vehicles leased by dealers, except vehicles

rented or leased to vehicle salespersons in the course of their employment.

      (c) Vehicles which are privately owned by the

owners, officers or employees of the manufacturer, distributor, dealer or

rebuilder.

      (d) Vehicles which are being used for personal

reasons by a person who is not licensed by the Department or otherwise exempted

in subsection 1.

      (e) Vehicles which have been given or assigned to

persons who work for a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or rebuilder for

services performed.

      (f) Vehicles purchased by a manufacturer,

distributor, dealer or rebuilder for personal use which the manufacturer,

distributor, dealer or rebuilder is not licensed or authorized to resell.

      [Part 16:202:1931; A 1937, 330; 1951, 165; 1953, 280;

1955, 468]—(NRS A 1957, 506; 1959, 913; 1960, 128; 1963, 103; 1965, 1473; 1971,

1303; 1981, 190;

1983, 1000;

1993, 2341;

1999, 1903;

2007, 3204)

      NRS 482.322  Vehicle dealers, manufacturers, distributors and rebuilders:

Licenses required; additional restriction upon activities of new vehicle

dealer; license does not extend to mobile homes; Department to investigate

applicant; penalties for violations.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2 and NRS 482.3225, a person shall not

engage in the activities of a new vehicle dealer, used vehicle dealer,

manufacturer, distributor or rebuilder in this State until the person has been

issued:

      (a) A new vehicle dealer’s, used vehicle

dealer’s, manufacturer’s, distributor’s, rebuilder’s or lessor’s license

certificate or similar license or permit by every city within whose corporate

limits the person maintains an established place of business and by every

county in which the person maintains an established place of business outside

the corporate limits of a city; and

      (b) A license by the Department. The Department

shall not issue a license to the person until he or she has been issued all

certificates, licenses and permits required by paragraph (a).

      2.  Except for a manufacturer described in

subsection 2 of NRS 482.078, a person licensed as a

dealer pursuant to this chapter shall not engage in the activities of a new

vehicle dealer until he or she has provided the Department with satisfactory

proof that the person is authorized by a manufacturer to display and offer for

sale vehicles produced or distributed by that manufacturer.

      3.  A vehicle dealer’s, manufacturer’s or

rebuilder’s license issued pursuant to this chapter does not permit a person to

engage in the business of a new or used mobile home dealer, manufacturer or

rebuilder.

      4.  The Department shall investigate any

applicant for a dealer’s, manufacturer’s, distributor’s, rebuilder’s or

lessor’s license certificate or license and complete an investigation report on

a form provided by the Department.

      5.  A person who violates subsection 1 or 2

is guilty of:

      (a) For a first offense, a misdemeanor.

      (b) For a second offense, a gross misdemeanor.

      (c) For a third and any subsequent offense, a

category D felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS 193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 1957, 509; A 1963, 68; 1965, 1474;

1971, 1303; 1975, 1072, 1534, 1576; 1979, 1024, 1223; 1981, 1045; 1983, 1001; 1991, 755; 1995, 776, 2355; 2007, 3205;

2014, 28th Special Session, 4)

      NRS 482.3225  Conditions under which charitable organization not required to

obtain certain licensure.  A

charitable organization may sell a vehicle which has been donated to the

organization without complying with the provisions of subsection 1 of NRS 482.322 if:

      1.  No member, director, officer, employee

or agent of the charitable organization has a pecuniary interest in the sale of

the vehicle; and

      2.  The charitable organization ensures

that the insurance required pursuant to NRS

485.185 is provided for that vehicle until it is purchased.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2354; A 1997, 624)

      NRS 482.323  Established place of business required for dealers, short-term

lessors and brokers; notification of Department of branches by short-term

lessors.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsections 2 and 3, every vehicle dealer shall maintain an established place

of business in this State which:

      (a) Includes a permanent enclosed building, owned

in fee or leased, with sufficient space to display one or more vehicles which

the dealer is licensed to sell; and

      (b) Is principally used by the dealer to conduct

his or her business.

      2.  Every used vehicle dealer, trailer

dealer or semitrailer dealer shall maintain an established place of business in

this State which has:

      (a) Sufficient space to display one or more

vehicles;

      (b) Boundaries which are clearly marked; and

      (c) A permanent enclosed building large enough to

accommodate his or her office and provide a safe place to keep the books and

other records of the business.

      3.  A short-term lessor shall:

      (a) Designate his or her principal place of business

as the short-term lessors established place of business and each other location

where the short-term lessor conducts business as a branch that is operated

pursuant to the license for the principal place of business.

      (b) Notify the Department of each branch at which

he or she conducts business by filing, on forms provided by the Department,

such information pertaining to each branch as required by the Department.

      4.  Every broker shall maintain an

established place of business in this State which is in a permanent building

with sufficient space to accommodate his or her office.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1044; A 1995, 2366; 1997, 2992)

      NRS 482.325  Manufacturers, distributors, dealers and rebuilders: Application

for license; fees; issuance of certificate; renewal of license. [Effective

until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each

state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the

professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support

arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity

or child support proceedings.]

      1.  An application for a manufacturer’s,

distributor’s, dealer’s or rebuilder’s license must be filed upon forms

supplied by the Department and include the social security number of the

applicant. The forms must designate the persons whose names are required to

appear thereon. The applicant shall furnish:

      (a) Such proof as the Department may deem

necessary that the applicant is a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or

rebuilder.

      (b) A fee of $125.

      (c) A fee for the processing of fingerprints. The

Department shall establish by regulation the fee for processing fingerprints.

The fee must not exceed the sum of the amounts charged by the Central

Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and the Federal Bureau of

Investigation for processing the fingerprints.

      (d) For initial licensure, a complete set of fingerprints

and written permission authorizing the Department to forward those fingerprints

to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History for submission

to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its report.

      (e) If the applicant is a natural person, the

statement required pursuant to NRS 482.319.

      (f) A certificate of insurance for automobile

liability.

      2.  Upon receipt of the application and

when satisfied that the applicant is entitled thereto, the Department shall

issue to the applicant a dealer’s, manufacturer’s, distributor’s or rebuilder’s

license containing the name of the licensee and the address of the licensee’s

established place of business or the address of the main office of a

manufacturer without an established place of business in this State.

      3.  Licenses issued pursuant to this

section expire on December 31 of each year. Before December 31 of each year, a

licensee must furnish the Department with an application for renewal of the

license accompanied by an annual fee of $50. If the applicant is a natural

person, the application for renewal also must be accompanied by the statement

required pursuant to NRS 482.319. The additional

fee for the processing of fingerprints, established by regulation pursuant to

paragraph (c) of subsection 1, must be submitted for each applicant whose name

does not appear on the original application for the license. The renewal

application must be provided by the Department and contain information required

by the Department.

      [Part 16:202:1931; A 1937, 330; 1951, 165; 1953, 280;

1955, 468]—(NRS A 1957, 507; 1960, 129; 1965, 1474; 1969, 705; 1971, 1303;

1975, 1072; 1981,

190; 1983,

1001; 1991,

273; 1993,

2341; 1995,

285; 1997,

2070)

      NRS 482.325  Manufacturers,

distributors, dealers and rebuilders: Application for license; fees; issuance

of certificate; renewal of license. [Effective on the date of the repeal of 42

U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for

withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and

recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with

certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

      1.  Applications for a manufacturer’s,

distributor’s, dealer’s or rebuilder’s license must be filed upon forms

supplied by the Department. The forms must designate the persons whose names

are required to appear thereon. The applicant shall furnish:

      (a) Such proof as the Department may deem

necessary that the applicant is a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or

rebuilder.

      (b) A fee of $125.

      (c) A fee for the processing of fingerprints. The

Department shall establish by regulation the fee for processing fingerprints.

The fee must not exceed the sum of the amounts charged by the Central

Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and the Federal Bureau of

Investigation for processing the fingerprints.

      (d) For initial licensure, a complete set of

fingerprints and written permission authorizing the Department to forward those

fingerprints to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History

for submission to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its report.

      (e) A certificate of insurance for automobile

liability.

      2.  Upon receipt of the application and

when satisfied that the applicant is entitled thereto, the Department shall

issue to the applicant a dealer’s, manufacturer’s, distributor’s or rebuilder’s

license certificate containing the latter’s name and the address of the

licensee’s established place of business or the address of the main office of a

manufacturer without an established place of business in this State.

      3.  Licenses issued pursuant to this

section expire on December 31 of each year. Before December 31 of each year, a

licensee must furnish the Department with an application for renewal of the

license accompanied by an annual fee of $50. The additional fee for the

processing of fingerprints, established by regulation pursuant to paragraph (c)

of subsection 1, must be submitted for each applicant whose name does not

appear on the original application for the license. The renewal application

must be provided by the Department and contain information required by the

Department.

      [Part 16:202:1931; A 1937, 330; 1951, 165; 1953, 280;

1955, 468]—(NRS A 1957, 507; 1960, 129; 1965, 1474; 1969, 705; 1971, 1303;

1975, 1072; 1981,

190; 1983,

1001; 1991,

273; 1993,

2341; 1995,

285; 1997,

2070, effective on the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal

law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending

and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for

child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating

to paternity or child support proceedings)

      NRS 482.3253  Factors Director must consider before renewing license of

manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder or dealer; authority of Director to

require bond.  The Director shall,

before renewing any license issued pursuant to NRS

482.325, consider:

      1.  The number and types of complaints

received against a manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder or dealer by the

Department; and

      2.  Any administrative fines imposed upon

the manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder or dealer by the Department pursuant

to NRS 482.554 and 482.565,

Ê and may

require the manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder or dealer to provide a good

and sufficient bond in the amount set forth in subsection 1 of NRS 482.345 for each category of vehicle sold at each

place of business and in each county in which the manufacturer, distributor,

rebuilder or dealer is licensed to do business.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 3200)

      NRS 482.3255  Denial or revocation of license: Evidence of unfitness of

applicant or licensee.  Evidence of

unfitness of an applicant or a licensee for purposes of denial or revocation of

a license may consist of, but is not limited to:

      1.  Failure to discharge a lienholder on a

vehicle within 30 days after it is traded to the dealership.

      2.  Being the former holder of or being a

partner, officer, director, owner or manager involved in management decisions

of a dealership which held a license issued pursuant to NRS

482.325 which was revoked for cause and never reissued or was suspended

upon terms which were never fulfilled.

      3.  Defrauding or attempting to defraud the

State or a political subdivision of any taxes or fees in connection with the

sale or transfer of a vehicle.

      4.  Forging the signature of the registered

or legal owner of a vehicle on a certificate of title.

      5.  Purchasing, selling, otherwise

disposing of or possessing any vehicle which the applicant or licensee knows,

or a reasonable person should know, is stolen or otherwise illegally

appropriated.

      6.  Willfully failing to deliver to a

purchaser or the purchaser’s lienholder a certificate of title to a vehicle the

applicant or licensee has sold.

      7.  Refusing to allow an agent of the

Department to inspect, during normal business hours, all books, records and

files of the dealership which are maintained within the State.

      8.  Any fraud which includes, but is not

limited to:

      (a) Misrepresentation in any manner, whether

intentional or grossly negligent, of a material fact.

      (b) An intentional failure to disclose a material

fact.

      9.  Willful failure to comply with any

regulation adopted by the Department.

      10.  Knowingly submitting or causing to be

submitted any false, forged or otherwise fraudulent document to the Department

to obtain a lien, title, salvage title or certificate of ownership or any

duplicate thereof for a vehicle.

      11.  Knowingly causing or allowing a false,

forged or otherwise fraudulent document to be maintained as a record of his or

her business.

      12.  Violating the provisions of NRS 482.555 which involved the sale or transfer of interest

in a vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1045; A 2003, 461; 2007, 3205)

      NRS 482.3256  Licensees to post licenses in conspicuous place visible to

public.  A dealer, rebuilder,

manufacturer, distributor, broker or long-term or short-term lessor licensed

under the provisions of this chapter shall post his or her license, and all

licenses issued to persons in his or her employ who are licensed as

salespersons, in a conspicuous place clearly visible to the general public at

the location described in the license.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 3199)

      NRS 482.3257  Dealers: Activities constituting prima facie evidence that

person is acting as dealer.  Except

as otherwise provided in subsection 2 of NRS 482.020,

the following activities are prima facie evidence that a person is engaged in

the activities of a vehicle dealer:

      1.  A person displays for sale, sells or

offers for sale any vehicle which he or she does not personally own;

      2.  A person demonstrates, or allows the

demonstration or operation of, any vehicle for the purpose of sale or future

sale or as an inducement to purchase the vehicle; or

      3.  A person engages in an activity

specified by subsection 1 of NRS 482.020 or any

other act regarding a vehicle which would lead a reasonable person to believe

that he or she may purchase that vehicle or a similar vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 3200)

      NRS 482.326  Dealers: Location and name of business; designation of principal

place of business and branches; branches may be operated under authority of

license for principal place of business under certain conditions; change of

name or location.

      1.  A vehicle dealer shall inform the

Department of the location of each place at which the vehicle dealer conducts

any business, and the name under which he or she does business at each

location.

      2.  If a vehicle dealer does business at

more than one location, the vehicle dealer shall designate one location in each

county in which he or she does business as his or her principal place of

business for that county and one name as the principal name of the business.

The vehicle dealer shall designate all other business locations not otherwise

designated as a principal place of business pursuant to this subsection as

branches.

      3.  A vehicle dealer who maintains a

principal place of business and one or more businesses designated as branches

may operate those branches under the authority of the license issued by the

Department to the principal place of business under the following conditions:

      (a) The principal and branch locations are owned

and operated by the same principal or group of principals listed on the records

of the Department for the principal place of business;

      (b) The sales activities conducted at a branch

location are the same as those authorized by the Department at the principal

place of business;

      (c) The principal place of business and each

branch location are located within the same county;

      (d) The principal place of business and each

branch location maintains the appropriate city or county license;

      (e) The closest boundary of a branch location is

not more than 500 feet from the principal place of business;

      (f) The business sign displayed at each branch

location meets the requirements of NRS 482.332 and

is essentially the same in name, style and design as that of the principal

place of business;

      (g) Sales transactions originating at a branch

location must be culminated, and the records of the transaction maintained, at

the principal place of business; and

      (h) The vehicle dealer shall provide all

documentation which the Department deems necessary to ensure that each business

location is operated in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and all

other applicable laws and regulations established for the operation of a

vehicle sales business in this State.

      4.  If a vehicle dealer changes the name or

location of any of his or her established places of business, the vehicle

dealer shall not conduct business as a vehicle dealer under the new name or at

the new location until he or she has been issued a license for the new name or

location from the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 1023; A 1997, 91; 2007, 3206)

      NRS 482.3263  Books and records of dealers and brokers: Location; inspection

and copying; retention.

      1.  A dealer shall keep his or her books

and records for all locations at which the dealer does business within a county

at his or her principal place of business in that county. A broker shall keep

his or her books and records at his or her principal place of business.

      2.  Each dealer and broker shall:

      (a) Permit any authorized agent of the Director

or the State of Nevada to inspect and copy the books and records during usual

business hours; or

      (b) Not later than 3 business days after

receiving a request from such a person for the production of the books and

records or any other information, provide the requested books, records and

other information to the person at the location specified in the request.

      3.  A dealer or broker shall retain the

books and records for 3 years after he or she ceases to be licensed as a dealer

or broker.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1044; A 1993, 2342; 1995, 2366; 1997, 92)

      NRS 482.327  Dealers: License for each branch; exception; contents of

license; posting of license; temporary license.

      1.  If a vehicle dealer, other than a

short-term lessor, has one or more branches, the dealer shall procure from the

Department a license for each branch in addition to the license issued for his

or her principal place of business.

      2.  The Department shall specify on each

license it issues:

      (a) The name of the licensee;

      (b) The location for which the license is issued;

and

      (c) The name under which the licensee does

business at that location.

      3.  Each vehicle dealer shall post each

license issued to the dealer by the Department in a conspicuous place clearly

visible to the general public at the location described in the license.

      4.  The Department shall, by regulation,

provide for the issuance of a temporary license for a licensed dealer to

conduct business at a temporary location. Any such regulations must include the

imposition of a reasonable fee for the issuance of the temporary license.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 1024; A 1993, 2342; 1997, 1515, 2993; 1999, 629)

      NRS 482.3275  Dealers: Signatures not required to be acknowledged on documents

required to be filed with Department or other state agencies; exception.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.346, the Department or any other agency of

this State shall not require that a dealer have his or her signature

acknowledged before a notary public or any other person authorized to take

acknowledgments in this State on any document the dealer is required to file

with the Department or agency.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2354)

      NRS 482.3277  Dealers: Certain purchasers and prospective purchasers to be

allowed to view certain documents in Spanish language.  Each

vehicle dealer who advertises that the Spanish language is spoken at his or her

place of business or who conducts business by communicating in Spanish with a

purchaser or prospective purchaser regarding the potential purchase of a motor

vehicle shall, upon the request of a purchaser or prospective purchaser of a

motor vehicle with whom the vehicle dealer or the dealer’s agent is

communicating or has communicated in Spanish as a part of the preliminary

discussions and negotiations regarding the purchase or potential purchase of

the vehicle, allow the purchaser or prospective purchaser to view the version

of the forms for the application for credit and contracts to be used in the

sale of vehicles which have been translated into Spanish pursuant to subsection

3 of NRS 97.299.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1905)

      NRS 482.328  Vehicle taken in trade: Satisfaction of outstanding security

interest.  If a licensed dealer

takes a vehicle in trade on the purchase of another vehicle and there is an

outstanding security interest, the licensed dealer shall satisfy the outstanding

security interest within 30 days after the vehicle is taken in trade on the

purchase of the other vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1084)

      NRS 482.330  Manufacturers, distributors, dealers and rebuilders:

Certificates of registration and special plates for vehicles provided by

Department upon licensing; special plates for loaned vehicles; limitation.

      1.  Upon issuance of a dealer’s,

distributor’s, manufacturer’s or rebuilder’s license certificate pursuant to NRS 482.322, the Department shall furnish to the

manufacturer, distributor, dealer or rebuilder one or more registration

certificates and special plates for use on the vehicles described in the

provisions of NRS 482.320. Each plate must have

displayed upon it the identification number which is assigned to the dealer,

distributor, manufacturer or rebuilder, and may at the discretion of the

Department have a different letter or symbol on each plate or pair of plates.

The manufacturer’s, distributor’s, dealer’s or rebuilder’s license plates may

be used interchangeably on that vehicle.

      2.  The Department shall issue to each

dealer a reasonable number of registration certificates and license plates.

      3.  The Department shall provide by

regulation for the issuance of special license plates to dealers or rebuilders

and for the number of those plates for use on vehicles loaned by those dealers

or rebuilders to:

      (a) Customers in the course of business.

      (b) The State of Nevada.

      (c) The Nevada System of Higher Education.

      (d) A school district.

      (e) A county, city or town.

      (f) An organization that is exempt from taxation

pursuant to the provisions of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Ê The

regulations must prescribe what use may be made of the plates and the persons

who may operate a motor vehicle with those plates.

      4.  Notwithstanding the provisions of

subsection 3, a dealer may use not more than six special plates from the total

number of plates issued pursuant to this section for personal use by the dealer

or a member of the dealer’s immediate family.

      [Part 16:202:1931; A 1937, 330; 1951, 165; 1953, 280;

1955, 468]—(NRS A 1960, 130; 1965, 1474; 1971, 1304; 1975, 1576; 1979, 1224; 1983, 1002; 1999, 1370; 2007, 3207)

      NRS 482.332  Dealers, manufacturers, lessors, rebuilders and brokers: Duty to

affix legible sign containing name of business; exception.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, at each of his or her established places of business, each

vehicle dealer, manufacturer, lessor, rebuilder and broker shall permanently

affix a sign containing the name of the business in lettering of sufficient

size to be clearly legible from the center of the nearest street or roadway,

except that the lettering must be at least 8 inches high and formed by lines

that are at least 1-inch wide.

      2.  Upon approval of the Director, and in

accordance with all other city and county ordinances, a vehicle dealer or a

long-term or short-term lessor may be exempted from the requirements of

subsection 1 if:

      (a) The established place of business or branch

location is located within the confines of another business;

      (b) The other place of business is the primary

business at that location; and

      (c) The primary business is not licensed pursuant

to any provision of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 1023; A 1997, 1515; 2007, 3207)

      NRS 482.333  Brokers: Licensing; fees; disclosure of financial records;

penalty. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the

federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding,

suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and recreational

licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain

processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

      1.  A person shall not engage in the

activity of a broker of vehicles in this State without first having received a

license from the Department. Before issuing a license to a broker, the

Department shall require:

      (a) An application, signed and verified by the

applicant, stating that the applicant desires to be licensed as a broker, his

or her residential address, his or her social security number and the address

of his or her principal place of business;

      (b) A statement as to whether any previous

application of the applicant for a license as a vehicle dealer or broker has

been denied or whether such a license has been suspended or revoked;

      (c) Payment of a nonrefundable license fee of

$125;

      (d) For initial licensure, the submission of a

complete set of the applicant’s fingerprints and written permission authorizing

the Department to forward those fingerprints to the Central Repository for

Nevada Records of Criminal History for submission to the Federal Bureau of

Investigation for its report; and

      (e) Any other information the Department deems

necessary.

Ê A license

issued pursuant to this section expires on December 31 of the year in which it

was issued and may be renewed annually upon the payment of a fee of $50.

      2.  The Department may deny the issuance of,

suspend or revoke a license to engage in the activities of a broker of vehicles

upon any of the following grounds:

      (a) Failure of the applicant to have an

established place of business in this State.

      (b) Conviction of a felony in this State or any

other state, territory or nation.

      (c) Material misstatement in the application.

      (d) Evidence of unfitness of the applicant or

licensee.

      (e) Failure or refusal to provide to the

Department an authorization for the disclosure of financial records for the

business as required pursuant to subsection 6.

      (f) Willful failure to comply with a provision of

the motor vehicle laws of this State or a directive of the Director. For the

purpose of this paragraph, failure to comply with a directive of the Director

advising the licensee of noncompliance with a provision of the motor vehicle

laws of this State or a regulation of the Department, within 10 days after the

receipt of the directive, is prima facie evidence of willful failure to comply

with the directive.

      (g) Failure or refusal to furnish and keep in

force any bond.

      (h) Failure on the part of the licensee to

maintain a fixed place of business in this State.

      (i) Failure or refusal by the licensee to pay or

otherwise discharge a final judgment against the licensee rendered and entered

against the licensee, arising out of the misrepresentation of a vehicle,

trailer or semitrailer, or out of a fraud committed in connection with the

brokering of a vehicle, trailer or semitrailer.

      (j) Failure of the licensee to maintain any other

license or bond required by a political subdivision of this State.

      (k) Any other reason determined by the Director

to be in the best interests of the public.

Ê The Director

may deny the issuance of a license to an applicant or revoke a license already

issued if the Department is satisfied that the applicant or licensee is not

entitled thereto.

      3.  If an application for a broker’s

license has been denied, the applicant may not reapply sooner than 6 months

after the denial.

      4.  A broker’s license must be posted in a

conspicuous place on the premises of the broker’s principal place of business.

      5.  If any information submitted in the

application for a broker’s license changes, the broker shall submit a written

notice of the change to the Department within 10 days after the change occurs.

      6.  Upon the receipt of any report or

complaint alleging that an applicant or a licensee has engaged in financial

misconduct or has failed to satisfy financial obligations related to the

activity of a broker of vehicles, the Department may require the applicant or

licensee to submit to the Department an authorization for the disclosure of

financial records for the business as provided in NRS 239A.090. The Department may use any

information obtained pursuant to such an authorization only to determine the

suitability of the applicant or licensee for initial or continued licensure.

Information obtained pursuant to such an authorization may be disclosed only to

those employees of the Department who are authorized to issue a license to an

applicant pursuant to NRS 482.333 to 482.334, inclusive, or to determine the suitability of

an applicant or a licensee for such licensure.

      7.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.555, any person who fails to comply with the

provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2362; A 1997, 143, 2070; 1999, 961)

      NRS 482.333  Brokers: Licensing; fees;

disclosure of financial records; penalty. [Effective on the date of the repeal

of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish

procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional,

occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for

noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support

proceedings.]

      1.  A person shall not engage in the

activity of a broker of vehicles in this State without first having received a

license from the Department. Before issuing a license to a broker, the

Department shall require:

      (a) An application, signed and verified by the

applicant, stating that the applicant desires to be licensed as a broker, his

or her residential address and the address of his or her principal place of

business;

      (b) A statement as to whether any previous

application of the applicant for a license as a vehicle dealer or broker has

been denied or whether such a license has been suspended or revoked;

      (c) Payment of a nonrefundable license fee of

$125;

      (d) For initial licensure, the submission of a

complete set of the applicant’s fingerprints and written permission authorizing

the Department to forward those fingerprints to the Central Repository for

Nevada Records of Criminal History for submission to the Federal Bureau of

Investigation for its report; and

      (e) Any other information the Department deems

necessary.

Ê A license

issued pursuant to this section expires on December 31 of the year in which it

was issued and may be renewed annually upon the payment of a fee of $50.

      2.  The Department may deny the issuance

of, suspend or revoke a license to engage in the activities of a broker of

vehicles upon any of the following grounds:

      (a) Failure of the applicant to have an

established place of business in this State.

      (b) Conviction of a felony in this State or any

other state, territory or nation.

      (c) Material misstatement in the application.

      (d) Evidence of unfitness of the applicant or

licensee.

      (e) Failure or refusal to provide to the

Department an authorization for the disclosure of financial records for the

business as required pursuant to subsection 6.

      (f) Willful failure to comply with a provision of

the motor vehicle laws of this State or a directive of the Director. For the

purpose of this paragraph, failure to comply with a directive of the Director

advising the licensee of his or her noncompliance with a provision of the motor

vehicle laws of this State or a regulation of the Department, within 10 days

after the receipt of the directive, is prima facie evidence of willful failure

to comply with the directive.

      (g) Failure or refusal to furnish and keep in

force any bond.

      (h) Failure on the part of the licensee to

maintain a fixed place of business in this State.

      (i) Failure or refusal by the licensee to pay or

otherwise discharge a final judgment against the licensee rendered and entered

against the licensee, arising out of the misrepresentation of a vehicle,

trailer or semitrailer, or out of a fraud committed in connection with the

brokering of a vehicle, trailer or semitrailer.

      (j) Failure of the licensee to maintain any other

license or bond required by a political subdivision of this State.

      (k) Any other reason determined by the Director

to be in the best interests of the public.

Ê The Director

may deny the issuance of a license to an applicant or revoke a license already

issued if the Department is satisfied that the applicant or licensee is not

entitled thereto.

      3.  If an application for a broker’s

license has been denied, the applicant may not reapply sooner than 6 months

after the denial.

      4.  A broker’s license must be posted in a

conspicuous place on the premises of the broker’s principal place of business.

      5.  If any information submitted in the

application for a broker’s license changes, the broker shall submit a written

notice of the change to the Department within 10 days.

      6.  Upon the receipt of any report or

complaint alleging that an applicant or a licensee has engaged in financial

misconduct or has failed to satisfy financial obligations related to the

activity of a broker of vehicles, the Department may require the applicant or

licensee to submit to the Department an authorization for the disclosure of

financial records for the business as provided in NRS 239A.090. The Department may use any

information obtained pursuant to such an authorization only to determine the

suitability of the applicant or licensee for initial or continued licensure.

Information obtained pursuant to such an authorization may be disclosed only to

those employees of the Department who are authorized to issue a license to an

applicant pursuant to NRS 482.333 to 482.334, inclusive, or to determine the suitability of

an applicant or a licensee for such licensure.

      7.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.555, any person who fails to comply with the

provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2362; A 1997, 143, 2070; 1999, 961,

effective on the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law

requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and

restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child

support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to

paternity or child support proceedings)

      NRS 482.3331  Director to consider certain matters before renewing license of

broker; authority of Director to require bond.  The

Director shall, before renewing any license issued pursuant to NRS 482.333, consider:

      1.  The number and types of complaints

received against a broker by the Department; and

      2.  Any administrative fines imposed upon

the broker by the Department pursuant to NRS 482.554

and 482.565,

Ê and may

require the broker to provide a good and sufficient bond in the amount set

forth in subsection 1 of NRS 482.345 for each

category of vehicle for which services are provided at each place of business

and in each county in which the broker is licensed to do business.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2363; A 2007, 3208)

      NRS 482.3333  Brokers: Duty to procure and file bond with Department; amount

of bond; use of bond to cover multiple categories of vehicles; requirements for

bond; recourse for consumers injured by broker or employee.

      1.  Before a person may be licensed as a

broker, the person must procure and file with the Department a good and

sufficient bond in the amount of $100,000 with a corporate surety thereon

licensed to do business within the State of Nevada, approved as to form by the

Attorney General, and conditioned that the applicant shall conduct business as

a broker without breaching a consumer contract or engaging in a deceptive trade

practice, fraud or fraudulent representation, and without violation of the

provisions of this chapter.

      2.  The Department may allow a broker who

provides services for more than one category of vehicle described in subsection

1 of NRS 482.345 at a principal place of business

or at any branch location within the same county as the principal place of

business to provide a good and sufficient bond for a single category of vehicle

and may consider that single bond sufficient coverage to include all other

categories of vehicles.

      3.  The bond must be continuous in form,

and the total aggregate liability on the bond must be limited to the payment of

the total amount of the bond.

      4.  The undertaking on the bond is for the

use and benefit of the consumer and includes any breach of a consumer contract,

deceptive trade practice, fraud, fraudulent representation or violation of any

of the provisions of this chapter by any employee of the licensed broker who

acts on behalf of the broker and within the scope of his or her employment.

      5.  The bond must provide that it is for

the use and benefit of any consumer of the broker or an employee of the broker

for any loss or damage established, including, without limitation:

      (a) Actual damages;

      (b) Consequential damages;

      (c) Incidental damages;

      (d) Statutory damages;

      (e) Damages for noneconomic loss; and

      (f) Attorney’s fees and costs.

Ê The surety

issuing the bond shall appoint the Secretary of State as its agent to accept

service of notice or process for the surety in any action upon the bond brought

in a court of competent jurisdiction or brought before the Director.

      6.  If a consumer has a claim for relief

against a broker or an employee of the broker, the consumer may:

      (a) Bring and maintain an action in any court of

competent jurisdiction. If the court enters:

             (1) A judgment on the merits against the

broker or employee, the judgment is binding on the surety.

             (2) A judgment other than on the merits

against the broker or employee, including, without limitation, a default

judgment, the judgment is binding on the surety only if the surety was given

notice and an opportunity to defend at least 20 days before the date on which

the judgment was entered against the broker or employee.

      (b) Apply to the Director, for good cause shown,

for compensation from the bond. The Director may determine the amount of

compensation and the consumer to whom it is to be paid. The surety shall then

make the payment.

      (c) Settle the matter with the broker or

employee. If such a settlement is made, the settlement must be reduced to

writing, signed by both parties and acknowledged before any person authorized

to take acknowledgments in this State, and submitted to the Director with a

request for compensation from the bond. If the Director determines that the

settlement was reached in good faith and there is no evidence of collusion or

fraud between the parties in reaching the settlement, the surety shall make the

payment to the consumer in the amount agreed upon in the settlement.

      7.  Any judgment entered by a court in

favor of a consumer and against a broker or an employee of the broker may be

executed through a writ of attachment, garnishment, execution or other legal

process, or the consumer in whose favor the judgment was entered may apply to

the Director for compensation from the bond of the broker or employee.

      8.  As used in this section, “consumer”

means any person who comes into possession of a vehicle as a final user for any

purpose other than offering it for sale.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2363; A 2001, 1889; 2007, 3208; 2013, 480)

      NRS 482.3335  Brokers: Prohibition against advertising as vehicle dealer

without appropriate license; prohibition against displaying or advertising

vehicle not licensed to sell.

      1.  No broker may intentionally cause to be

published, displayed or circulated any advertisement, including any listing in

a telephone directory, in which the broker is represented to be any type of

vehicle dealer, unless the broker has obtained the appropriate license from the

Department as provided in this chapter.

      2.  A broker may not display, or use in

conjunction with any form of advertisement, a vehicle the broker is not

licensed to sell.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2363; A 2007, 3209)

      NRS 482.3337  Brokers: Insured trust account required.

      1.  Each broker shall open and maintain a

separate trust account in a bank, credit union or savings and loan association

in this State that is federally insured or insured by a private insurer

approved pursuant to NRS 678.755. The

broker shall deposit into the trust account any money received from a

prospective buyer as a deposit on a vehicle. A broker shall not:

      (a) Commingle the money in the trust account with

any money that is not a deposit on a vehicle.

      (b) Use any money in the trust account to pay his

or her operational expenses.

      2.  A broker shall not require the buyer of

a vehicle to pay a deposit on a vehicle in an amount that exceeds 10 percent of

the purchase price of the vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2363; A 1999, 1501)

      NRS 482.334  Brokers: Written brokerage agreement with prospective buyer

required; form of agreement; notice to be included within agreement; form and

contents of notice; retention of copies of brokerage agreement.

      1.  Before commencing the provision of

services to a prospective buyer, a broker shall execute a written brokerage

agreement with the prospective buyer.

      2.  A brokerage agreement executed pursuant

to subsection 1 must be in at least 10-point type and must include:

      (a) The name, address, license number and

telephone number of the broker.

      (b) A complete description of the vehicle,

including, but not limited to, the make, model, year and color of the vehicle.

      (c) A specific statement of:

             (1) The amount of the purchase price of

the vehicle; and

             (2) The date on which the brokerage

agreement expires, if an agreement with a vehicle dealer to purchase a vehicle

has not been signed.

      (d) One of the following statements, as

applicable for the particular transaction, printed in at least 10-point bold

type and placed immediately below the statement required by paragraph (c):

             (1) The broker does not receive a fee from

the dealer which is selling this vehicle.

             (2) The broker does receive a fee from the

dealer which is selling this vehicle.

      (e) A notice on the face of the brokerage

agreement with a title in at least 14-point bold type and the text in at least

10-point bold type in substantially the following form:

 

NOTICE

 

       This is an agreement to

provide services; it is not an agreement for the purchase of a vehicle. The

laws of the State of Nevada provide you with the following rights and

protection:

       1.  Once you have

signed this agreement, you have the right to cancel it and receive a full

refund of any money that you paid under any of the following circumstances:

       (a) The final price of

the vehicle exceeds the purchase price stated in this agreement.

       (b) The vehicle, upon

delivery, does not match the description provided in this agreement.

       (c) This agreement

expired before you were presented with an agreement to purchase the vehicle

from a dealer.

       2.  If you have

paid a deposit to purchase the vehicle, you have the right to receive a full

refund of that deposit at any time before you sign an agreement to purchase the

vehicle with a dealer. The amount of any deposit to purchase a vehicle must not

exceed 10 percent of the purchase price of the vehicle and must be deposited by

the broker in a federally insured trust account.

       3.  If you are

unable to resolve a dispute with your broker, please contact your local office

of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

 

      (f) The date of execution of the brokerage

agreement.

      (g) The signatures of the broker and the

prospective buyer.

      3.  A broker shall retain copies of any

brokerage agreement executed pursuant to this section for 3 years.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2364; A 2001, 2548)

      NRS 482.3345  Dealers: Prohibited and authorized acts if prospective buyer

enters into exclusive written brokerage agreement with broker.  If a prospective buyer enters into an

exclusive written brokerage agreement with a broker pursuant to NRS 482.334 and the broker facilitates the sale by a

vehicle dealer of a vehicle to the prospective buyer, the vehicle dealer shall

not:

      1.  Deal directly with the prospective

buyer regarding the matter of the purchase price until at least 30 days after

the expiration of the brokerage agreement; or

      2.  Otherwise interfere with or obstruct

the performance of the brokerage agreement.

Ê The vehicle

dealer may deal directly with the prospective buyer on other matters relating

to the sale of the vehicle, including, but not limited to, the terms of

financing, purchase of extended warranties and insurance.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2365)

      NRS 482.335  Manufacturers, distributors, dealers and rebuilders: Display of

license plate or plates.

      1.  No manufacturer, distributor, dealer or

rebuilder may operate any vehicle owned or controlled by him or her upon any

public highway, or permit it to be so operated, unless a license plate or

license plates assigned to him or her are attached thereto in the manner

specified in this chapter.

      2.  It shall be lawful for a manufacturer,

distributor or dealer to operate new vehicles without the plate or plates being

attached thereto from the railroad depot, warehouse or other place of storage

to the place of business of that manufacturer, distributor or dealer where the

depot, warehouse or place of storage is within the same city or town or not

more than 5 miles from the place of business.

      [Part 16:202:1931; A 1937, 330; 1951, 165; 1953, 280;

1955, 468]—(NRS A 1971, 1304; 1983, 1002; 2005, 984)

      NRS 482.345  Manufacturers, distributors, dealers and rebuilders:

Application; proof of place of business; bonding requirements; remedies of

consumer; judgment; prohibition upon issuance of license or plate to certain

persons not having an established place of business in State.

      1.  Before any dealer’s license, dealer’s

plate, special dealer’s plate, rebuilder’s license or rebuilder’s plate,

distributor’s license or distributor’s plate or manufacturer’s license or

manufacturer’s plate is furnished to a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or

rebuilder as provided in this chapter, the Department shall require that the

applicant make an application for such a license and plate upon a form to be

furnished by the Department, and the applicant shall furnish such information

as the Department requires, including proof that the applicant has an

established place of business in this State, procure and file with the

Department a good and sufficient bond with a corporate surety thereon, duly

licensed to do business within the State of Nevada, approved as to form by the

Attorney General, and conditioned that the applicant or any employee who acts

on behalf of the applicant within the scope of his or her employment shall

conduct business as a dealer, distributor, manufacturer or rebuilder without

breaching a consumer contract or engaging in a deceptive trade practice, fraud

or fraudulent representation, and without violation of the provisions of this

chapter. The bond must be:

      (a) For a manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder or

dealer who manufactures, distributes or sells motorcycles, $50,000.

      (b) For a manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder or

dealer who sells vehicles other than motorcycles, trailers or travel trailers,

$100,000.

      (c) For a manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder or

dealer who sells travel trailers or other dual purpose trailers that include

living quarters in their design, $100,000.

      (d) For a manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder or

dealer who sells horse trailers designed without living quarters or special

purpose trailers with an unladen weight of 3,501 pounds or more, $50,000.

      (e) For a manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder or

dealer who sells utility trailers or other special use trailers with an unladen

weight of 3,500 pounds or less or trailers designed to carry boats, $10,000.

      2.  The Department may, pursuant to a

written agreement with any manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder or dealer who

has been licensed to do business in this State for at least 5 years, allow a

reduction in the amount of the bond of the manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder

or dealer, if the business has been conducted in a manner satisfactory to the

Department for the preceding 5 years. No bond may be reduced to less than 50

percent of the bond required pursuant to subsection 1.

      3.  The Department may allow a

manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder or dealer who sells more than one category

of vehicle as described in subsection 1 at a principal place of business or at

any branch location within the same county as the principal place of business

to provide a good and sufficient bond for a single category of vehicle and may

consider that single bond sufficient coverage to include all other categories

of vehicles.

      4.  The bond must be continuous in form,

and the total aggregate liability on the bond must be limited to the payment of

the total amount of the bond.

      5.  The undertaking on the bond is for the

use and benefit of the consumer and includes any breach of a consumer contract,

deceptive trade practice, fraud, fraudulent representation or violation of any

of the provisions of this chapter by the representative of any licensed

distributor or the salesperson of any licensed dealer, manufacturer or

rebuilder who acts for the dealer, distributor, manufacturer or rebuilder on

his or her behalf and within the scope of the employment of the representative

or salesperson.

      6.  The bond must provide that it is for

the use and benefit of any consumer of the dealer, distributor, rebuilder,

manufacturer, representative or salesperson for any loss or damage established,

including, without limitation:

      (a) Actual damages;

      (b) Consequential damages;

      (c) Incidental damages;

      (d) Statutory damages;

      (e) Damages for noneconomic loss; and

      (f) Attorney’s fees and costs.

Ê The surety

issuing the bond shall appoint the Secretary of State as its agent to accept

service of notice or process for the surety in any action upon the bond brought

in a court of competent jurisdiction or brought before the Director.

      7.  If a consumer has a claim for relief

against a dealer, distributor, rebuilder, manufacturer, representative or

salesperson, the consumer may:

      (a) Bring and maintain an action in any court of

competent jurisdiction. If the court enters:

             (1) A judgment on the merits against the

dealer, distributor, rebuilder, manufacturer, representative or salesperson,

the judgment is binding on the surety.

             (2) A judgment other than on the merits

against the dealer, distributor, rebuilder, manufacturer, representative or

salesperson, including, without limitation, a default judgment, the judgment is

binding on the surety only if the surety was given notice and an opportunity to

defend at least 20 days before the date on which the judgment was entered

against the dealer, distributor, rebuilder, manufacturer, representative or

salesperson.

      (b) Apply to the Director, for good cause shown,

for compensation from the bond. The Director may determine the amount of

compensation and the consumer to whom it is to be paid. The surety shall then

make the payment.

      (c) Settle the matter with the dealer,

distributor, rebuilder, manufacturer, representative or salesperson. If such a

settlement is made, the settlement must be reduced to writing, signed by both

parties and acknowledged before any person authorized to take acknowledgments

in this State, and submitted to the Director with a request for compensation

from the bond. If the Director determines that the settlement was reached in

good faith and there is no evidence of collusion or fraud between the parties

in reaching the settlement, the surety shall make the payment to the consumer

in the amount agreed upon in the settlement.

      8.  Any judgment entered by a court in

favor of a consumer and against a dealer, distributor, rebuilder, manufacturer,

representative or salesperson may be executed through a writ of attachment,

garnishment, execution or other legal process, or the consumer in whose favor

the judgment was entered may apply to the Director for compensation from the

bond of the dealer, distributor, rebuilder, manufacturer, representative or

salesperson.

      9.  The Department shall not issue a

license or plate pursuant to subsection 1 to a manufacturer, distributor,

rebuilder or dealer who does not have and maintain an established place of

business in this State.

      10.  As used in this section, “consumer”

means any person who comes into possession of a vehicle as a final user for any

purpose other than offering it for sale.

      [Part 16:202:1931; A 1937, 330; 1951, 165; 1953, 280;

1955, 468]—(NRS A 1957, 507; 1960, 345; 1961, 80; 1963, 261; 1965, 1475; 1971,

1304; 1973, 39; 1977,

644; 1981,

190; 1983,

1003; 1987,

1144; 1993,

2342; 2001,

1889; 2005,

1241; 2007,

3209; 2013,

482)

      NRS 482.346  Deposit in lieu of bond: Specifications; conditions for release;

liability; refund; deposit in Motor Vehicle Fund.

      1.  In lieu of a bond, an applicant may

deposit with the Department, under terms prescribed by the Department:

      (a) A like amount of lawful money of the United

States or bonds of the United States or of the State of Nevada of an actual

market value of not less than the amount fixed by the Department; or

      (b) A savings certificate of a bank, credit union

or savings and loan association situated in Nevada, which must indicate an

account of an amount equal to the amount of the bond which would otherwise be

required by NRS 482.345 and that this amount is

unavailable for withdrawal except upon order of the Department. Interest earned

on the amount accrues to the account of the applicant.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, a deposit made pursuant to subsection 1 may be disbursed by the

Director, for good cause shown and after notice and opportunity for hearing, in

an amount determined by the Director to compensate a person injured by an

action of the licensee, or released upon receipt of:

      (a) A court order requiring the Director to

release all or a specified portion of the deposit; or

      (b) A statement signed by the person or persons

under whose name the deposit is made and acknowledged before any person

authorized to take acknowledgments in this State, requesting the Director to

release the deposit, or a specified portion thereof, and stating the purpose

for which the release is requested.

      3.  A deposit made pursuant to subsection 1

in lieu of a bond required by NRS 482.345 may only

be disbursed to compensate a consumer. As used in this subsection, “consumer”

has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.345.

      4.  When a deposit is made pursuant to

subsection 1, liability under the deposit is in the amount prescribed by the

Department. If the amount of the deposit is reduced or there is an outstanding

court judgment for which the licensee is liable under the deposit, the license

is automatically suspended. The license must be reinstated if the licensee:

      (a) Files an additional bond pursuant to

subsection 1 of NRS 482.345;

      (b) Restores the deposit with the Department to

the original amount required under this section; or

      (c) Satisfies the outstanding judgment for which

the licensee is liable under the deposit.

      5.  A deposit made pursuant to subsection 1

may be refunded:

      (a) By order of the Director, 3 years after the

date the licensee ceases to be licensed by the Department, if the Director is

satisfied that there are no outstanding claims against the deposit; or

      (b) By order of court, at any time within 3 years

after the date the licensee ceases to be licensed by the Department, upon

evidence satisfactory to the court that there are no outstanding claims against

the deposit.

      6.  Any money received by the Department

pursuant to subsection 1 must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit

to the Motor Vehicle Fund.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 189; A 1983, 142; 1993, 2343; 1999, 1501; 2013, 484)

      NRS 482.347  Dealers: Principal and branch places of business to be covered

by vehicle dealer’s bond; dealer to procure certain other separate bonds.

      1.  The vehicle dealer’s bond required by NRS 482.345 must cover the dealer’s principal place of

business and all branches operated by the dealer, including, without

limitation, any place of business operated in this State by the dealer that is

located outside the county of the dealer’s principal office or any place of

business operated by the dealer under a different name.

      2.  In addition to the coverage provided by

the vehicle dealer’s bond pursuant to subsection 1, the dealer shall procure a

separate bond for:

      (a) Each place of business operated in this State

by the dealer that is located outside the county of the dealer’s principal

office; and

      (b) Each place of business operated by the dealer

under a different name.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 1024; A 2001, 1890)

      NRS 482.350  Dealers: New vehicle dealer’s license not to be issued unless

dealer first furnishes to Department instrument indicating dealer is franchised

dealer of manufacturer; additional functions in which used vehicle dealers may

engage.

      1.  Except for a manufacturer described in

subsection 2 of NRS 482.078:

      (a) A new vehicle dealer’s license shall not be

furnished to any dealer in new vehicles, trailers or semitrailers unless the

dealer first furnishes the Department an instrument executed by or on behalf of

the manufacturer certifying that the dealer is an authorized franchised dealer

for the make or makes of vehicle concerned.

      (b) New vehicle dealers are authorized to sell at

retail only those new vehicles for which they are certified as franchised

dealers by the manufacturer.

      2.  In addition to selling used vehicles, a

used vehicle dealer may:

      (a) Sell at wholesale a new vehicle taken in

trade or acquired as a result of a sales contract to a new vehicle dealer who

is licensed and authorized to sell that make of vehicle;

      (b) Sell at wholesale a new vehicle through a

wholesale vehicle auction provided that the wholesale vehicle auctioneer:

             (1) Does not take an ownership interest in

the vehicle; and

             (2) Auctions the vehicle to a vehicle

dealer who is licensed and authorized to sell that make of vehicle or to an

automobile wrecker who is licensed in this State or any other state; or

      (c) Sell a new vehicle on consignment from a

person not licensed as a vehicle dealer, rebuilder or a long-term or short-term

lessor.

      [Part 16:202:1931; A 1937, 330; 1951, 165; 1953, 280;

1955, 468]—(NRS A 1957, 508; 1965, 1475; 1995, 776; 2007, 3211;

2014, 28th Special Session, 5)

      NRS 482.351  “Bait and switch,” misleading or inaccurate advertising by

dealer or rebuilder prohibited; regulations.

      1.  No vehicle dealer or rebuilder may

employ “bait and switch” advertising or otherwise intentionally publish,

display or circulate any advertising which is misleading or inaccurate in any

material particular or which misrepresents any of the products sold, leased,

manufactured, handled or furnished to the public.

      2.  The Director shall adopt such

regulations as may be necessary for making the administration of this section

effective.

      3.  As used in this section, “bait and

switch” advertising consists of an offer to sell goods or services which the

seller in truth may not intend or desire to sell, accompanied by one or more of

the following practices:

      (a) Refusal to show the goods advertised.

      (b) Disparagement in any material respect of the

advertised goods or services or the terms of sale.

      (c) Requiring other sales or other undisclosed

conditions to be met before selling the advertised goods or services.

      (d) Refusal to take orders for the goods or

services advertised for delivery within a reasonable time.

      (e) Showing or demonstrating defective goods

which are unusable or impractical for the purposes set forth in the

advertisement.

      (f) Accepting a deposit for the goods or services

and subsequently switching the purchase order to higher priced goods or

services.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 1472; A 1971, 1305; 1999, 3284)

      NRS 482.3515  Vehicle dealer required to disclose information concerning

emission of carbon dioxide of certain new vehicles; exception.  Every vehicle dealer licensed in this State

shall ensure that, beginning with the 2012 model year and continuing with

subsequent model years, each new vehicle the vehicle dealer offers for sale is

accompanied by a prominent disclosure setting forth the estimated amount of

carbon dioxide that the vehicle emits, unless the information concerning the

emissions for that vehicle is unavailable.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2756)

      NRS 482.352  Manufacturers, distributors, dealers and rebuilders: Grounds for

denial, suspension or revocation of license; disclosure of financial records;

regulations.

      1.  The Department may deny the issuance

of, suspend or revoke a license to engage in the activities of a manufacturer,

distributor, rebuilder or dealer in new or used vehicles or to engage in the

leasing of vehicles in this State upon any of the following grounds:

      (a) Failure of the applicant to have an

established place of business in this State.

      (b) Conviction of a felony in the State of Nevada

or any other state, territory or nation.

      (c) Material misstatement in the application.

      (d) Evidence of unfitness of the applicant or

licensee.

      (e) Willful failure to comply with any of the

provisions of the motor vehicle laws of the State of Nevada or the directives

of the Director. For the purpose of this paragraph, failure to comply with the

directives of the Director advising the licensee of noncompliance with any

provision of the motor vehicle laws of this State or regulations of the

Department, within 10 days after receipt of the directive, is prima facie

evidence of willful failure to comply with the directive.

      (f) Failure or refusal to furnish and keep in

force any bond.

      (g) Failure on the part of the licensee to

maintain a fixed place of business in this State.

      (h) Failure or refusal by a licensee to pay or

otherwise discharge any final judgment against the licensee rendered and

entered against the licensee, arising out of the misrepresentation of any

vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, or out of any fraud committed in connection

with the sale of any vehicle, trailer or semitrailer.

      (i) Failure of the licensee to maintain any other

license or bond required by any political subdivision of this State.

      (j) Allowing an unlicensed salesperson to sell or

lease any vehicle or to act in the capacity of a salesperson as defined in this

chapter.

      (k) Failure or refusal to provide to the

Department an authorization for the disclosure of financial records for the

business as required pursuant to subsection 3.

      (l) Engaging in a deceptive trade practice

relating to the purchase and sale or lease of a vehicle.

      2.  The Director may deny the issuance of a

license to an applicant or revoke a license already issued if the Department is

satisfied that the applicant or licensee is not entitled thereto.

      3.  Upon the receipt of any report or

complaint alleging that an applicant or a licensee has engaged in financial

misconduct or has failed to satisfy financial obligations related to the

activities of a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or rebuilder, the Department

may require the applicant or licensee to submit to the Department an authorization

for the disclosure of financial records for the business as provided in NRS 239A.090. The Department may use any

information obtained pursuant to the authorization only to determine the suitability

of the applicant or licensee for initial or continued licensure. Information

obtained pursuant to the authorization may be disclosed only to those employees

of the Department who are authorized to issue a license to an applicant

pursuant to NRS 482.318 to 482.363105, inclusive, or to determine the

suitability of an applicant or a licensee for such licensure.

      4.  The Department may adopt regulations

establishing additional criteria that may be used to deny, suspend, revoke or

refuse to renew a license issued pursuant to this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1957, 509; A 1961, 130; 1965, 1476;

1971, 1305; 1973, 628; 1983, 1003; 1985, 680; 1997, 144; 2005, 1243; 2007, 3212)

      NRS 482.353  Ability of applicant or licensee to petition for hearing after

notice of denial, suspension or revocation; duties and powers of Director;

exception from applicability of section.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 5, an applicant or licensee may, within 30 days after receipt of the

notice of denial, suspension or revocation, petition the Director in writing

for a hearing.

      2.  Subject to the further requirements of

subsection 3, the Director shall make written findings of fact and conclusions

and grant or finally deny the application or revoke the license within 15 days

after the hearing unless by interim order the Director extends the time to 30

days after the hearing. If the license has been temporarily suspended, the

suspension expires not later than 15 days after the hearing.

      3.  If the Director finds that the action

is necessary in the public interest, upon notice to the licensee, the Director

may temporarily suspend or refuse to renew the license certificate issued to a

manufacturer, distributor, dealer, lessor, broker or rebuilder and the special

plates issued to a manufacturer, distributor, lessor, rebuilder, broker or

dealer for a period not to exceed 30 days. A hearing must be held, and a final

decision rendered, within 30 days after notice of the temporary suspension.

      4.  The Director may issue subpoenas for

the attendance of witnesses and the production of evidence.

      5.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to an applicant for a temporary permit to engage in the activity of a

salesperson.

      (Added to NRS by 1957, 509; A 1961, 131; 1965, 1476;

1975, 1577; 1977,

75, 1063;

1981, 83; 1983, 1004; 2007, 3213)

      NRS 482.354  Trial de novo.  Upon

judicial review of the denial or revocation of a license, the court for good

cause shown may order a trial de novo.

      (Added to NRS by 1957, 509; A 1969, 312; 1973, 250; 1977, 1063)

      NRS 482.362  Salespersons: Licensing; fees; grounds for denial, suspension or

revocation of license; reemployment; notice of change of address or

termination; penalty. [Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. §

666, the federal law requiring each state to establish procedures for

withholding, suspending and restricting the professional, occupational and

recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for noncompliance with

certain processes relating to paternity or child support proceedings.]

      1.  A person shall not engage in the

activity of a salesperson of vehicles, trailers or semitrailers, or act in the

capacity of a salesperson as defined in this chapter, in the State of Nevada

without first having received a license or temporary permit from the

Department. Before issuing a license or temporary permit to engage in the

activity of a salesperson, the Department shall require:

      (a) An application, signed and verified by the

applicant, stating that the applicant is to engage in the activity of a salesperson,

his or her residence address and social security number, and the name and

address of the applicant’s employer.

      (b) Proof of the employment of the applicant by a

licensed and bonded vehicle dealer, trailer or semitrailer dealer, lessor or

rebuilder at the time the application is filed.

      (c) A statement as to whether any previous

application of the applicant has been denied or license revoked.

      (d) Payment of a nonrefundable license fee of

$75. The license expires on December 31 of each calendar year and may be

renewed annually upon the payment of a fee of $40.

      (e) For initial licensure, the applicant to

submit a complete set of fingerprints and written permission authorizing the

Department to forward those fingerprints to the Central Repository for Nevada

Records of Criminal History for submission to the Federal Bureau of

Investigation for its report.

      (f) Any other information the Department deems

necessary.

      2.  The Department may issue a 60-day

temporary permit to an applicant who has submitted an application and paid the

required fee.

      3.  A license to act as a salesperson of

vehicles, trailers or semitrailers, or to act in the capacity of a salesperson

as defined in this chapter, issued pursuant to this chapter does not permit a

person to engage in the business of selling mobile homes.

      4.  An application for a salesperson’s

license may be denied and a salesperson’s license may be suspended or revoked

upon the following grounds:

      (a) Failure of the applicant to establish by

proof satisfactory to the Department that the applicant is employed by a

licensed and bonded vehicle dealer, trailer dealer or semitrailer dealer,

lessor or rebuilder.

      (b) Conviction of a felony.

      (c) Conviction of a gross misdemeanor.

      (d) Conviction of a misdemeanor for violation of

any of the provisions of this chapter.

      (e) Falsification of the application.

      (f) Evidence of unfitness as described in NRS 482.3255.

      (g) Failure of the applicant to provide any

information deemed necessary by the Department to process the application.

      (h) Any reason determined by the Director to be

in the best interests of the public.

      5.  Except where a dealer, lessor or

rebuilder has multiple branches licensed under NRS 482.326,

a salesperson of vehicles shall not engage in any sales activity, or act in any

other capacity as a salesperson as defined in this chapter, other than for the

account of or for and in behalf of a single employer, at a specified place of

business of that employer, who must be a licensed dealer, lessor or rebuilder.

      6.  If an application for a salesperson’s

license has been denied, the applicant may reapply not less than 6 months after

the denial.

      7.  A salesperson’s license must be posted

in a conspicuous place on the premises of the dealer, lessor or rebuilder for

whom the salesperson is licensed to sell vehicles.

      8.  If a licensed salesperson ceases to be

employed by a licensed and bonded dealer, lessor or rebuilder, the license to

act as a salesperson is automatically suspended and the right to act as a

salesperson thereupon immediately ceases, and the person shall not engage in

the activity of a salesperson until he or she has paid the Department a

transfer fee of $20 and submitted a certificate of employment indicating he or

she has been reemployed by a licensed and bonded dealer, lessor or rebuilder,

and has thereafter presented a current temporary permit or a new salesperson’s

license to the employer.

      9.  If a licensed salesperson changes his

or her residential address, the salesperson shall submit a written notice of

the change to the Department within 10 days after the change occurs.

      10.  If a person who holds a temporary

permit to act as a salesperson ceases to be employed by a licensed and bonded

dealer, lessor or rebuilder, the permit to act as a salesperson is

automatically suspended, the right to act as a salesperson thereupon

immediately ceases and the person shall not engage in the activity of a salesperson

until he or she has paid the Department a transfer fee of $20 and submitted a

certificate of employment indicating he or she has been reemployed by a

licensed and bonded dealer, lessor or rebuilder, and has thereafter presented a

current temporary permit or a new salesperson’s license to the employer.

      11.  A licensed dealer, lessor or rebuilder

who employs a licensed salesperson shall notify the Department of the

termination of his or her employment within 10 days following the date of

termination by forwarding the salesperson’s license to the Department.

      12.  Any person who fails to comply with

the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor except as otherwise

provided in NRS 482.555.

      (Added to NRS by 1957, 510; A 1965, 1477; 1971, 1306;

1975, 239, 280, 1534, 1577; 1977, 673; 1979, 1224; 1985, 338, 926; 1991, 274; 1993, 628; 1997, 2072; 2007, 3213; 2013, 1838)

      NRS 482.362  Salespersons: Licensing;

fees; grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of license; reemployment;

notice of change of address or termination; penalty. [Effective on the date of

the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to

establish procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the

professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child support

arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity

or child support proceedings.]

      1.  A person shall not engage in the

activity of a salesperson of vehicles, trailers or semitrailers, or act in the

capacity of a salesperson as defined by this chapter, in the State of Nevada

without first having received a license or temporary permit from the

Department. Before issuing a license or temporary permit to engage in the

activity of a salesperson, the Department shall require:

      (a) An application, signed and verified by the

applicant, stating that the applicant is to engage in the activity of a salesperson,

his or her residence address, and the name and address of the applicant’s

employer.

      (b) Proof of the employment of the applicant by a

licensed and bonded vehicle dealer, trailer or semitrailer dealer, lessor or

rebuilder at the time the application is filed.

      (c) A statement as to whether any previous

application of the applicant has been denied or license revoked.

      (d) Payment of a nonrefundable license fee of

$75. The license expires on December 31 of each calendar year and may be

renewed annually upon the payment of a fee of $40.

      (e) For initial licensure, the applicant to

submit a complete set of fingerprints and written permission authorizing the

Department to forward those fingerprints to the Central Repository for Nevada

Records of Criminal History for submission to the Federal Bureau of

Investigation for its report.

      (f) Any other information the Department deems

necessary.

      2.  The Department may issue a 60-day

temporary permit to an applicant who has submitted an application and paid the

required fee.

      3.  A license to act as a salesperson of

vehicles, trailers or semitrailers, or to act in the capacity of a salesperson

as defined in this chapter, issued pursuant to this chapter does not permit a

person to engage in the business of selling mobile homes.

      4.  An application for a salesperson’s

license may be denied and a salesperson’s license may be suspended or revoked

upon the following grounds:

      (a) Failure of the applicant to establish by

proof satisfactory to the Department that the applicant is employed by a

licensed and bonded vehicle dealer, trailer dealer or semitrailer dealer,

lessor or rebuilder.

      (b) Conviction of a felony.

      (c) Conviction of a gross misdemeanor.

      (d) Conviction of a misdemeanor for violation of

any of the provisions of this chapter.

      (e) Falsification of the application.

      (f) Evidence of unfitness as described in NRS 482.3255.

      (g) Failure of the applicant to provide any

information deemed necessary by the Department to process the application.

      (h) Any reason determined by the Director to be

in the best interests of the public.

      5.  Except where a dealer, lessor or

rebuilder has multiple branches licensed under NRS

482.326, a salesperson of vehicles shall not engage in any sales activity,

or act in any other capacity as a salesperson as defined in this chapter, other

than for the account of or for and in behalf of a single employer, at a

specified place of business of that employer, who must be a licensed dealer,

lessor or rebuilder.

      6.  If an application for a salesperson’s

license has been denied, the applicant may reapply not less than 6 months after

the denial.

      7.  A salesperson’s license must be posted

in a conspicuous place on the premises of the dealer, lessor or rebuilder for

whom the salesperson is licensed to sell vehicles.

      8.  If a licensed salesperson ceases to be

employed by a licensed and bonded dealer, lessor or rebuilder, the license to

act as a salesperson is automatically suspended and the right to act as a

salesperson thereupon immediately ceases, and the person shall not engage in

the activity of a salesperson until he or she has paid the Department a

transfer fee of $20 and submitted a certificate of employment indicating he or

she has been reemployed by a licensed and bonded dealer, lessor or rebuilder,

and has thereafter presented a current temporary permit or a new salesperson’s

license to the employer.

      9.  If a licensed salesperson changes his

or her residential address, the salesperson shall submit a written notice of

the change to the Department within 10 days.

      10.  If a person who holds a temporary

permit to act as a salesperson ceases to be employed by a licensed and bonded

dealer, lessor or rebuilder, the permit to act as a salesperson is

automatically suspended, the right to act as a salesperson thereupon

immediately ceases and the person shall not engage in the activity of a

salesperson until he or she has paid the Department a transfer fee of $20 and

submitted a certificate of employment indicating he or she has been reemployed

by a licensed and bonded dealer, lessor or rebuilder, and has thereafter

presented a current temporary permit or a new salesperson’s license to the

employer.

      11.  A licensed dealer, lessor or rebuilder

who employs a licensed salesperson shall notify the Department of the

termination of his or her employment within 10 days following the date of

termination by forwarding the salesperson’s license to the Department.

      12.  Any person who fails to comply with

the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor except as otherwise

provided in NRS 482.555.

      (Added to NRS by 1957, 510; A 1965, 1477; 1971, 1306;

1975, 239, 280, 1534, 1577; 1977, 673; 1979, 1224; 1985, 338, 926; 1991, 274; 1993, 628; 1997, 2072; 2007, 3213, 3215; 2013, 1838,

effective on the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law

requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and

restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child

support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to

paternity or child support proceedings)

      NRS 482.363  Lessors and certain employees: Licensing; renewal; fees; denial,

suspension, revocation or transfer of license; applicability of provisions.

[Effective until the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law

requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and

restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child

support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to

paternity or child support proceedings.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 7, a person who engages in the leasing of vehicles in this State as

a long-term or short-term lessor shall:

      (a) Secure a license from the Department to

conduct the leasing business;

      (b) Post a bond;

      (c) Furnish the Department with any other

information as may be required;

      (d) Comply with the terms and conditions of this

chapter which apply to vehicle dealers;

      (e) If the applicant is a natural person, submit

the statement required pursuant to NRS 482.319; and

      (f) Pay a license fee of $125.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 7, a short-term lessor shall, in addition to the license fee

specified in subsection 1, pay a fee of $125 for each branch to be operated

pursuant to the license.

      3.  Any person employed by a long-term

lessor licensed under the provisions of subsection 1 who engages in the

practice of arranging or selling such services, and any person employed by a

short-term lessor who sells, offers or displays for sale or exchange vehicles

which are owned by the short-term lessor shall, before commencing operations,

and annually thereafter:

      (a) Secure from the Department a license to act

as a salesperson of such services; and

      (b) Comply with the terms and conditions which

apply to salespersons of vehicles as specified in NRS

482.362.

      4.  An application for the issuance of a

license pursuant to this section must include the social security number of the

applicant.

      5.  Licenses issued pursuant to subsection

1 expire on December 31 of each year. Before December 31 of each year,

licensees shall furnish the Department with an application for renewal of the

license accompanied by an annual renewal fee of $50. Except as otherwise

provided in subsection 7, a short-term lessor shall, in addition to the annual

renewal fee, pay an annual fee of $50 for each branch to be operated pursuant

to the license. If the applicant is a natural person, the application for

renewal also must be accompanied by the statement required pursuant to NRS 482.319. The renewal application must be provided

by the Department and must contain information required by the Department.

      6.  The provisions of NRS 482.352, relating to the denial, revocation or

suspension of licenses, apply to licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of

subsection 1. The provisions of NRS 482.362,

relating to the denial, revocation, suspension and transfer of vehicle

salespersons’ licenses, apply to licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of

subsection 3.

      7.  The provisions of subsections 1, 2 and

5 which relate to the licensing of lessors of vehicles do not apply to:

      (a) An owner of a vehicle who leases it to a

carrier and operates the vehicle pursuant to that lease; or

      (b) A new or used vehicle dealer licensed

pursuant to the provisions of NRS 482.325 who

engages in the leasing of vehicles in this State as a long-term lessor.

      8.  As used in this section, “carrier” has

the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.3963.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 1472; A 1967, 707; 1971, 1307;

1975, 1072, 1578; 1979, 1225; 1983, 1005; 1997, 319, 2073, 2993; 1999, 520)

      NRS 482.363  Lessors and certain

employees: Licensing; renewal; fees; denial, suspension, revocation or transfer

of license; applicability of provisions. [Effective on the date of the repeal

of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law requiring each state to establish

procedures for withholding, suspending and restricting the professional,

occupational and recreational licenses for child support arrearages and for

noncompliance with certain processes relating to paternity or child support

proceedings.]

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 6, a person who engages in the leasing of vehicles in this State as

a long-term or short-term lessor shall:

      (a) Secure a license from the Department to

conduct the leasing business;

      (b) Post a bond;

      (c) Furnish the Department with any other

information as may be required;

      (d) Comply with the terms and conditions of this

chapter which apply to vehicle dealers; and

      (e) Pay a license fee of $125.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 6, a short-term lessor shall, in addition to the license fee

specified in subsection 1, pay a fee of $125 for each branch to be operated

pursuant to the license.

      3.  Any person employed by a long-term

lessor licensed under the provisions of subsection 1 who engages in the

practice of arranging or selling such services, and any person employed by a

short-term lessor who sells, offers or displays for sale or exchange vehicles

which are owned by such short-term lessor shall, before commencing operations,

and annually thereafter:

      (a) Secure from the Department a license to act

as a salesperson of such services; and

      (b) Comply with the terms and conditions which

apply to salespersons of vehicles as specified in NRS

482.362.

      4.  Licenses issued pursuant to subsection

1 expire on December 31 of each year. Before December 31 of each year,

licensees shall furnish the Department with an application for renewal of the

license accompanied by an annual renewal fee of $50. Except as otherwise

provided in subsection 6, a short-term lessor shall, in addition to the annual

renewal fee, pay an annual fee of $50 for each branch to be operated pursuant

to the license. The renewal application must be provided by the Department and

must contain information required by the Department.

      5.  The provisions of NRS 482.352, relating to the denial, revocation or

suspension of licenses, apply to licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of

subsection 1. The provisions of NRS 482.362,

relating to the denial, revocation, suspension and transfer of vehicle

salespersons’ licenses, apply to licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of

subsection 3.

      6.  The provisions of subsections 1, 2 and

4 which relate to the licensing of lessors of vehicles do not apply to:

      (a) An owner of a vehicle who leases it to a

carrier and operates the vehicle pursuant to that lease; or

      (b) A new or used vehicle dealer licensed

pursuant to the provisions of NRS 482.325 who

engages in the leasing of vehicles in this State as a long-term lessor.

      7.  As used in this section, “carrier” has

the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.3963.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 1472; A 1967, 707; 1971, 1307;

1975, 1072, 1578; 1979, 1225; 1983, 1005; 1997, 319, 2073, 2993,

effective on the date of the repeal of 42 U.S.C. § 666, the federal law

requiring each state to establish procedures for withholding, suspending and

restricting the professional, occupational and recreational licenses for child

support arrearages and for noncompliance with certain processes relating to

paternity or child support proceedings)

      NRS 482.363105  Long-term lessors also holding licenses as vehicle dealers:

Authorized acts.  A licensed

long-term lessor who also holds a license as a vehicle dealer on January 1,

1995, may, for the period those licenses remain in effect, sell, exchange, buy,

offer or display for sale, negotiate or attempt to negotiate the sale or

exchange of, or induce or attempt to induce any person to buy or exchange an

interest in, a vehicle that has been registered with the Department, or has

been registered with the appropriate agency of authority of any other state,

the District of Columbia, any territory or possession of the United States or

foreign state, province or country, if the long-term lessor:

      1.  Maintains an established place of

business in this State which:

      (a) Is in a location that is zoned for such

activities;

      (b) Includes an office and lot facilities with

sufficient space to meet the needs of his or her customers; and

      (c) Includes a facility for repairing and

performing maintenance work on vehicles;

      2.  Maintains all other state and local

licenses and permits required for such activities; and

      3.  Forwards to the registered owner of a

vehicle sold by the long-term lessor any notice received from the manufacturer

of the vehicle regarding a defect in the vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 775)

Franchises for Sales of Motor Vehicles

      NRS 482.36311  Definitions.  As used

in NRS 482.36311 to 482.36425,

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

in NRS 482.36318 to 482.36348,

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

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 553; A 1981, 192, 702; 1985, 1831; 1987, 2202; 1999, 2507; 2003,

20th Special Session, 300; 2014, 28th Special Session, 5)

      NRS 482.36318  “Distributor” defined.  “Distributor”

means a person, other than a manufacturer, who is engaged in the business of

selling new vehicles to dealers.

      (Added to NRS by 2003,

20th Special Session, 299)

      NRS 482.36319  “Distributor branch” defined.  “Distributor

branch” means a branch office maintained by a distributor for the sale of new

vehicles to dealers or which is maintained for directing and supervising

distributor branch representatives.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 553; A 2003,

20th Special Session, 300)

      NRS 482.3632  “Factory branch” defined.  “Factory

branch” means a branch office maintained by a manufacturer for the sale of new

vehicles to distributors or dealers or which is maintained for directing and

supervising manufacturers’ representatives.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 553; A 2003,

20th Special Session, 300)

      NRS 482.3634  “Relevant market area” defined.  “Relevant

market area” means any area within a radius of 10 miles of an existing dealer

who sells vehicles of the same line and make.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 554; A 1981, 702)

      NRS 482.36345  “Representative” defined.  “Representative”

means any person regularly employed by a manufacturer or distributor for the

purpose of negotiating or promoting the sale of the manufacturer’s or

distributor’s new vehicles to dealers or for regularly supervising or

communicating with dealers or prospective dealers in this State for any

purpose.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 554; A 2003,

20th Special Session, 300)

      NRS 482.36348  “Vehicle” defined.  “Vehicle”

means a motor vehicle or a recreational vehicle. The term includes a

recreational vehicle designed to be mounted upon or drawn by a motor vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 2003,

20th Special Session, 299)

      NRS 482.36349  Certain manufacturers not subject to provisions governing

franchises for sales of motor vehicles.  A

manufacturer is not subject to the provisions of NRS

482.36311 to 482.36425, inclusive, if the

manufacturer:

      1.  Only manufactures passenger cars

powered solely by one or more electric motors;

      2.  Only sells at retail new or new and

used passenger cars that it manufactures; and

      3.  Was selling such passenger cars at

retail in this State on or before January 1, 2016.

      (Added to NRS by 2014, 28th Special Session, 4)

      NRS 482.36352  Termination or discontinuation of franchise: Notice; grounds;

protest by dealer; hearing.

      1.  Notwithstanding the terms of any

franchise, a manufacturer or distributor shall not terminate or refuse to

continue any franchise unless it has received the written consent of the dealer

or:

      (a) It has given written notice of its intention

to the dealer and the Director; and

      (b) Either of the following conditions occurs:

             (1) The dealer does not file a protest

with the Director within the time allowed by this section; or

             (2) After the dealer has filed a protest

and the Director has conducted a hearing on the matter, the Director issues an

order authorizing the manufacturer or distributor to terminate the franchise or

permit it to lapse.

      2.  The notice required by this section

must be given to the dealer and the Director:

      (a) At least 15 days before the effective date of

the intended termination or the date on which the existing franchise is to

expire if the grounds for the termination or refusal include any of the

following:

             (1) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.36396 to 482.36414,

inclusive, transfer of any ownership or interest in the franchised dealership

without the consent of the manufacturer or distributor unless that consent has

been withheld without good cause;

             (2) Material misrepresentation by the

dealer in applying for the franchise;

             (3) Insolvency of the dealer or the filing

of any petition by or against the dealer under any law governing bankruptcy or

receivership;

             (4) Any unfair business practice by the

dealer after the manufacturer or distributor has issued a written warning to

the dealer to desist from that practice;

             (5) Revocation of a dealer’s license under

this chapter;

             (6) Conviction of the dealer for a felony;

and

            (7) Closure by the dealer for a period

longer than 14 days, unless the closure was caused by a force beyond the

control of the dealer.

      (b) At least 60 days before the effective date of

the intended termination or the date on which the existing franchise is to

expire if the grounds for the termination or refusal do not include one or more

of those set forth in paragraph (a).

Ê The notice

required by this section must include a statement of the particular grounds for

the intended termination or refusal to continue a franchise.

      3.  A dealer who has received a notice

pursuant to this section may file a protest with the Director:

      (a) Within 10 days after receiving the notice if

it states one or more of the grounds specified in paragraph (a) of subsection

2;

      (b) Within 30 days after receiving the notice if

it does not state one of the grounds specified in that paragraph; or

      (c) In either case, within 30 days after the end

of any appellate procedure provided by the manufacturer or distributor.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 698; A 1985, 1831; 1999, 2507)

      NRS 482.363521  Termination or discontinuation of franchise: Compensation of

dealer.

      1.  Upon the termination or refusal to

continue a franchise, the manufacturer or distributor shall compensate the

dealer for:

      (a) The dealer’s inventory of new vehicles,

including new vehicles not of the current model year if delivered to the dealer

during the 18-month period immediately preceding the effective date of the

termination or refusal to continue the franchise. As used in this paragraph, a

“new vehicle” is one which has not been damaged, materially altered or

registered with the Department or with the appropriate agency of authority of

any other state, the District of Columbia, any territory or possession of the

United States or any foreign state, province or country.

      (b) The dealer’s inventory of parts and

accessories which:

             (1) Have been purchased by the dealer from

the manufacturer or distributor; and

             (2) Are listed in a current parts catalog

of the manufacturer or distributor.

      (c) Any special tools purchased by the dealer

from the manufacturer or distributor, less a reasonable allowance for

depreciation.

      (d) Any equipment, furnishings or signs purchased

by the dealer from the manufacturer or distributor, less a reasonable allowance

for depreciation.

      (e) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 4,

the fair rental value for 90 days, and any additional period allowed by the

Director after considering the difficulty of finding a new tenant for the

dealer’s premises affected, after the effective date of the termination or

refusal to continue of the portion of the dealer’s place of business that was

used by the dealer to sell or service vehicles or other products of the

manufacturer or distributor.

      2.  Compensation paid pursuant to

paragraphs (a) to (d), inclusive, of subsection 1 must be paid in an amount at

least equal to the greater of:

      (a) The amount actually paid by the dealer for

the vehicles, parts, tools and equipment; or

      (b) The amount currently paid by other dealers in

this State for the vehicles, parts, tools and equipment.

      3.  If compensation is paid pursuant to

paragraph (e) of subsection 1, the dealer shall allow the manufacturer or

distributor paying the compensation the use and possession of the premises

affected.

      4.  The manufacturer or distributor is not

required to pay compensation pursuant to paragraph (e) of subsection 1 if the

dealer has been convicted of a crime involving fraud in connection with his or

her application for or operation of the franchise.

      5.  This section does not relieve a dealer

of the obligation to mitigate damages resulting from the termination or refusal

to continue the franchise.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2200; A 1999, 2508; 2003,

20th Special Session, 300)

      NRS 482.363523  Termination or discontinuation of franchise: Duties of dealer.  Upon the termination or refusal to continue a

franchise, the dealer:

      1.  May not require reimbursement by the

manufacturer or distributor for any parts or services furnished by the dealer,

after the effective date of the termination or refusal to continue, to

customers pursuant to any warranties of the manufacturer or distributor;

      2.  Shall deliver to the manufacturer or

distributor any invoices and money deposited by customers for vehicles or other

products of the manufacturer or distributor that were not delivered to the

customers before the effective date of the termination or refusal to continue;

and

      3.  Shall furnish the manufacturer or

distributor with copies of all of his or her records concerning the servicing

of any vehicle or other product of the manufacturer or distributor. The

manufacturer or distributor shall reimburse the dealer for the reasonable cost

of compiling and copying the records and delivering the copies.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 2201; A 2003,

20th Special Session, 301)

      NRS 482.36354  Modification or replacement of franchise: Notice; protest by

dealer; hearing; change of area of primary responsibility of dealer;

requirement for franchise agreement to be offered if manufacturer is purchased

by another manufacturer or entity.

      1.  A manufacturer or distributor shall not

modify the franchise of a dealer or replace the franchise with another

franchise if the modification or replacement would have a substantially adverse

effect upon the dealer’s investment or obligations to provide sales and

service, unless:

      (a) The manufacturer or distributor has given

written notice of its intention to the Director and the dealer affected by the

intended modification or replacement; and

      (b) Either of the following conditions occurs:

             (1) The dealer does not file a protest

with the Director within 30 days after receiving the notice; or

             (2) After a protest has been filed with

the Director and the Director has conducted a hearing, the Director issues an

order authorizing the manufacturer or distributor to modify or replace the

franchise.

      2.  The notice required by subsection 1

must be given to the dealer and to the Director at least 60 days before the

date on which the intended action is to take place.

      3.  If a manufacturer or distributor changes

the area of primary responsibility of a dealer, the change constitutes a

modification of the franchise of the dealer for the purposes of NRS 482.36311 to 482.36425,

inclusive. As used in this subsection, “area of primary responsibility” means

the geographic area in which a dealer, pursuant to a franchise agreement, is

responsible for selling, servicing and otherwise representing the products of a

manufacturer or distributor.

      4.  Notwithstanding the provisions of this

section, if a manufacturer is purchased by another manufacturer or entity, a

dealer must be offered a franchise agreement that is substantially similar to

the franchise agreement offered to other dealers of the same line and make of

vehicles.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 699; A 2005, 1147; 2011, 1027)

      NRS 482.36355  Considerations for determining good cause for termination,

discontinuation, modification or replacement of franchise.  In determining whether good cause has been

established for permitting a manufacturer or distributor to terminate, refuse

to continue, modify or replace a franchise, the Director shall consider,

without limitation:

      1.  The amount of business transacted by

the dealer, as compared to the business available to the dealer, but only if

there was merchandise available to the dealer in sufficient quantities of

models to match competitive makes and models available in the relevant

marketing area. All transactions and all registrations must be taken into

account within the area covered by the franchise.

      2.  The investment necessarily made and

obligations incurred by the dealer to perform its part of the franchise.

      3.  Whether the proposed action would be

injurious or beneficial to the public welfare.

      4.  Whether the dealer has adequate new

facilities for sales and service, equipment, vehicle parts and qualified

personnel to provide reasonably for the needs of the customers for the new

vehicles handled by the dealer, and whether the dealer has been and is

rendering adequate services to the public.

      5.  Whether the dealer fails to fulfill warranty

obligations of the manufacturer or distributor to be performed by the dealer.

      6.  The extent of the dealer’s failure, if

any, to comply with the terms of the franchise.

      7.  Whether the dealer, the successor in

interest of the dealer or the manufacturer or distributor has complied with the

provisions of NRS 482.36396 to 482.36414, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 699; A 1985, 1832; 1999, 2509)

      NRS 482.36356  Additional criteria for determining existence of good cause for

termination, discontinuation, modification or replacement of franchise or for

establishing additional dealership or relocating existing dealership.

      1.  In addition to other criteria provided

for determining whether good cause exists for terminating, refusing to

continue, modifying or replacing a franchise, or for establishing an additional

dealership or relocating an existing dealership, the Director shall consider

the lasting nature of each affected dealer’s investment. The investment

includes commitments of the owner to the dealership, the value of time and

effort devoted to building the business, and any real property of the owner

used by the dealership whether or not held in the name of the dealership.

      2.  The sole fact that a manufacturer or

distributor desires further penetration of the market does not constitute good

cause to take any of the actions described in subsection 1.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2505)

      NRS 482.36357  Establishment or relocation of dealership in marketing area of

dealer in same line and make of vehicles: Notice; protest of dealer; hearing;

exemptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, a manufacturer or distributor shall not enter into a franchise

which would establish an additional dealership for new vehicles or relocate an

existing dealership within the relevant market area of another dealer in the

same line and make of vehicles unless:

      (a) The manufacturer or distributor has given

written notice of its intention to the Director and to each dealer in the same

line and make in the relevant market area; and

      (b) Either of the following conditions occurs:

             (1) None of the dealers affected files a

protest with the Director within 15 days after receiving the notice or within

15 days after the end of any appeal procedure provided in the franchise

agreement; or

             (2) After a protest has been filed with

the Director and the Director has conducted a hearing, the Director finds that

there is not good cause for preventing the intended establishment or relocation

of a dealership and issues an order authorizing the manufacturer or distributor

to establish the additional dealership or relocate the existing dealership.

      2.  The requirements of this section do not

apply to:

      (a) Relocation of a dealership if the new

location is within 2 miles of the former location and is within the same city

and relevant market area as the former location.

      (b) The establishment of a branch office of the

manufacturer or distributor for the purpose of selling vehicles at a fair,

exhibition or similar event if the branch office is not intended to operate for

more than 30 days.

      (c) Reopening of a dealership which has been out

of operation for less than 2 years.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 700)

      NRS 482.363571  Manufacturer prohibited from modifying franchise of or taking

adverse action against dealer for selling vehicle which is later exported

outside of United States; exception.  A

manufacturer shall not modify the franchise of a dealer or take any adverse

action against a dealer that sells a vehicle which is later exported outside

the United States, unless the dealer had actual knowledge of or reasonably

should have known of the exportation of the vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 1027)

      NRS 482.363573  Substantial alteration of existing facility of dealer:

Restrictions on manufacturer; criteria that constitute modification of

franchise agreement.

      1.  A manufacturer shall not require a

dealer:

      (a) To alter substantially an existing facility

of the dealer; or

      (b) To construct a new facility,

Ê for any new

vehicles that are handled by the dealer unless the alteration or new

construction constitutes a reasonable facility requirement in accordance with

the franchise agreement.

      2.  If a manufacturer requires a

substantial alteration of an existing facility of the dealer or requires the

dealer to construct a new facility, that requirement constitutes a modification

of the franchise of the dealer for the purposes of this section and NRS 482.36311 to 482.36425,

inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 1026)

      NRS 482.363575  Director to adopt regulations for conduct of discovery

preliminary to hearings required for termination, discontinuation, modification

or replacement of franchises or for establishment or relocation of dealership

in marketing area of another dealer in same line and make of vehicles.  The Director shall adopt regulations for the

conduct of discovery preliminary to each hearing required pursuant to NRS 482.36352, 482.36354

or 482.36357. The practice so established must

conform insofar as practicable to the practice established for use in the

district courts pursuant to N.R.C.P.

26 to 37, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2505)

      NRS 482.36358  Considerations for determining good cause for establishing or

relocating dealership in marketing area of dealer in same line and make of

vehicles.  In determining whether

good cause has been established for preventing a manufacturer or distributor

from establishing an additional dealership or relocating an existing dealership

within the relevant market area of another dealer in the same line and make of

vehicles, the Director shall consider, without limitation:

      1.  The effect of the intended action on

the business of selling new vehicles at retail in the relevant market area.

      2.  Whether the establishment of an

additional dealership or the relocation of an existing dealership for vehicles

of the particular line and make would be injurious to the welfare of the

public.

      3.  Whether the dealers franchised to sell

new vehicles of the particular line and make in the relevant market area are

providing adequate competition, convenient customer service and adequate

personnel and facilities for sales of the vehicles to persons in the area, as

well as adequate equipment, spare parts and qualified mechanics and other

service personnel for repair and maintenance of the vehicles.

      4.  Whether the establishment of an

additional dealership or the relocation of an existing dealership would

increase constructive competition and therefore be in the public interest.

      5.  Any other fact which the Director

regards as relevant to the decision required of the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 701; A 1999, 2509; 2003,

20th Special Session, 301)

      NRS 482.36361  Written protests: Notice; manufacturer or distributor not to

take further action pending determination; hearing; consolidation of hearings.

      1.  If the Director receives a written

protest from a dealer pursuant to NRS 482.36352, 482.36354 or 482.36357,

the Director shall give notice as follows:

      (a) To the manufacturer or distributor, that the

protest has been filed and that the manufacturer or distributor may not take

the intended action which has given rise to the protest until the Director has

made his or her findings and issued an order permitting the manufacturer or

distributor to do so; and

      (b) To any other dealer who has requested such a

notice or who may be adversely affected by the intended action, that the

protest has been filed.

      2.  A manufacturer or distributor who

receives a notice pursuant to this section shall not proceed with the action

which has given rise to the protest until the Director notifies the

manufacturer or distributor that the Director has made a decision authorizing

the manufacturer or distributor to proceed with that action.

      3.  Upon completion of discovery by the

parties, the Director shall schedule a hearing upon the protest, to be held

within 60 days thereafter.

      4.  If two or more protests are filed

concerning a particular intended action, the Director may consolidate the

hearings on the protests.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 701; A 1999, 2510)

      NRS 482.36363  Hearings: Burden of proof; consideration of economic effect.

      1.  In any hearing on a protest filed

pursuant to NRS 482.36352, 482.36354 or 482.36357,

the manufacturer or distributor has the burden of proof to establish that there

is good cause to terminate, refuse to continue, modify or replace a franchise,

or to establish an additional dealership or relocate an existing dealership.

      2.  In any hearing on a protest filed

pursuant to NRS 482.36357, the Director shall

consider the economic effect of the proposed action upon the protesting dealer.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 701; A 1999, 2510)

      NRS 482.36366  Hearings: Fees for witness; assessment of costs; attorney’s

fees.

      1.  Each witness, other than an officer or

employee of the State or of a political subdivision of the State or an expert

witness, who appears by order of the Director in a hearing pursuant to NRS 482.36311 to 482.36425,

inclusive, is entitled to receive for attending the hearing the same fees

allowed by law to witnesses in civil cases. Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, the amount must be paid by the party at whose request the witness

is ordered to appear.

      2.  The Director may assess other costs

against the parties as the Director deems appropriate. After any hearing on a

protest filed pursuant to NRS 482.36352, 482.36354 or 482.36357,

if the Director determines that the manufacturer or distributor has failed to

establish that there is good cause to terminate, refuse to continue, modify or

replace a franchise, or to establish an additional dealership or relocate an

existing dealership, the Director shall award to the dealer attorney’s fees and

costs.

      3.  For the purposes of this section,

“costs” includes:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph

(b), any applicable cost set forth in NRS

18.005; and

      (b) The actual amount of any fees paid by a

dealer to an expert witness in connection with the hearing.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 702; A 2003,

20th Special Session, 302)

      NRS 482.36368  Decision of Director: Judicial review; notice.

      1.  The decision of the Director concerning

a protest filed pursuant to NRS 482.36352, 482.36354 or 482.36357,

is a final decision in a contested case for the purpose of judicial review.

      2.  The decision is not subject to

rehearing or reconsideration by the Director after it is received by the

parties.

      3.  When the written decision of the Director

is delivered to the parties, copies of the decision, including the findings of

fact as well as the determination of the issues, must be delivered to all

persons who have requested notice of such decisions.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 702)

      NRS 482.36371  Unfair practices: Change in capital structure, executive

management, ownership or control; compensation for value of dealership; consent

not to be unreasonably withheld; time period for complying with request for

consent; effect of failure to grant or deny request.

      1.  It is an unfair act or practice for any

manufacturer, distributor or factory branch, directly or through any

representative, to:

      (a) Prevent or require or attempt to prevent or

require by contract or otherwise any change in the capital structure of a

dealer or the means by which the dealer finances his or her operation if at all

times the dealer meets any reasonable standards for capital previously agreed

to by the dealer and the manufacturer or distributor. A dealer may not change

the capital structure if it causes a change in the ownership or control of the

franchised dealership, or has the effect of a sale of the franchised

dealership, without the consent of the manufacturer or distributor. The consent

must not be unreasonably withheld.

      (b) Prevent or require or attempt to prevent or

require a dealer to change his or her executive management.

      (c) Prevent or require or attempt to prevent or

require by contract or otherwise the sale or transfer of any part of the

interest of the principal owner or any officer, partner or stockholder of any

dealership to any other person. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.36396 to 482.36414,

inclusive, a principal owner, officer, partner or stockholder may not cause a

change in the control of the dealership or sell, transfer or assign the

franchise or any right thereunder without the consent of the manufacturer or

distributor. The consent must not be unreasonably withheld.

      (d) Prevent or attempt to prevent a dealer from

receiving fair and reasonable compensation for the value of the franchised

dealership as a going concern.

      2.  If the consent of a manufacturer or

distributor to a change of ownership or control is requested pursuant to

paragraph (a) or (c) of subsection 1, the manufacturer or distributor shall

grant or deny the request, in writing, within 60 days after receipt of the

request. If the request is denied, the material reasons for the denial must be

stated. Failure to grant or deny the request, in writing, within 60 days has

the effect of granting the request.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 555; A 1985, 1833; 1999, 2510)

      NRS 482.3638  Unfair practices: Release from liability; limitations on

settlement of controversies; unlawful terms or conditions of franchise

agreements; price increases; participation in ownership; unlawful acts against

franchise; preventing dealer from selling or servicing another line or make of

new vehicles.  It is an unfair act

or practice for any manufacturer, distributor or factory branch, directly or

through any representative, to:

      1.  Require a dealer to agree to a release,

assignment, novation, waiver or estoppel which purports to relieve any person

from liability imposed by this chapter, or require any controversy between a

dealer and a manufacturer, distributor or representative to be referred to any

person or agency except as set forth in this chapter if that referral would be

binding on the dealer, except that this section does not prevent the parties

from mutually agreeing to arbitration pursuant to law.

      2.  Require a dealer to agree to the

jurisdiction, venue or tribunal in which a controversy arising under the

provisions of the franchise agreement may or may not be submitted for

resolution, or prohibit a dealer from bringing an action in any forum allowed by

Nevada law.

      3.  Require a dealer to agree to a term or

condition of a franchise agreement which violates or waives any provision of NRS 482.36311 to 482.36425,

inclusive. A waiver of any provision of NRS 482.36311

to 482.36425, inclusive, is void and

unenforceable.

      4.  Require a dealer to waive a trial by

jury in actions involving the manufacturer, distributor or factory branch.

      5.  Increase prices of new vehicles which

the dealer had ordered for private retail consumers before the dealer receives

the written official notification of a price increase. A sales contract signed

by a retail consumer constitutes evidence of each order. Price changes

applicable to new models or series of vehicles at the time of the introduction

of the new models or series shall not be deemed a price increase. Price changes

caused by:

      (a) The addition to a vehicle of equipment

formerly optional as standard or required equipment pursuant to state or

federal law;

      (b) Revaluation of the United States dollar in

the case of foreign-made vehicles; or

      (c) Transportation cost increases,

Ê are not

subject to this subsection.

      6.  Deny the principal owner the

opportunity to designate his or her spouse, a member of his or her family, a

qualified manager, or a trust or other artificial person controlled by any of

them as entitled to participate in the ownership of:

      (a) The franchised dealership;

      (b) A successor franchised dealership for 2 years

or a longer reasonable time after the incapacity of the principal owner; or

      (c) A successor franchised dealership after the

death of the principal in accordance with NRS

482.36396 to 482.36414, inclusive.

      7.  Modify unilaterally, replace, enter

into, relocate, terminate or refuse to renew a franchise in violation of law.

      8.  Terminate or refuse to approve a

transfer of a franchise for a dealership, or honor the right of succession set

forth in a franchise agreement or refuse to approve the transfer of a

controlling interest in a dealership because the dealer has, before October 1,

1997, established an additional franchise to sell or service another line or

make of new vehicles in the same facility as the existing dealership.

      9.  Prevent a dealer from establishing, on

or after October 1, 1997, an additional franchise to sell or service another

line or make of new vehicles in the same facility as the existing dealership if

the dealer:

      (a) Submits a written request for approval of the

additional franchise to the manufacturer, distributor or factory branch of the

existing dealership;

      (b) Complies with the reasonable requirements for

approval set forth in the franchise of the existing dealership; and

      (c) Obtains the approval of the manufacturer,

distributor or factory branch of the existing dealership.

Ê The

manufacturer, distributor or factory branch shall notify the dealer in writing

of its decision to approve or deny the request within 90 days after receipt of

the request. The manufacturer, distributor or factory branch shall not

unreasonably withhold its approval. If the request is denied, the material

reasons for the denial must be stated. Failure to approve or deny the request,

in writing, within 90 days has the effect of approval.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 556; A 1985, 1833; 1987, 254; 1989, 208; 1997, 3214; 1999, 2511; 2003,

20th Special Session, 302; 2005, 1147; 2013, 639)

      NRS 482.36385  Unfair practices: Competition by manufacturer, distributor or

branch of factory; discrimination; compensation of dealer; failure to pay,

approve or disapprove claim or accept amended claim; sale to unlicensed person;

deceptive advertising or acts; audits performed more than 9 months after date

of claim; acts relating to appeals of results of audits.  It is an unfair act or practice for any

manufacturer, distributor or factory branch, directly or through any

representative, to:

      1.  Compete with a dealer. A manufacturer

or distributor shall not be deemed to be competing when operating a previously

existing dealership temporarily for a reasonable period, or in a bona fide

retail operation which is for sale to any qualified person at a fair and reasonable

price, or in a bona fide relationship in which a person has made a significant

investment subject to loss in the dealership and can reasonably expect to

acquire full ownership of the dealership on reasonable terms and conditions.

      2.  Discriminate unfairly among its

dealers, or fail without good cause to comply with franchise agreements, with

respect to warranty reimbursement or authority granted to its dealers to make

warranty adjustments with retail customers.

      3.  Fail to compensate a dealer fairly for

the work and services which the dealer is required to perform in connection

with the delivery and preparation obligations under any franchise, or fail to

compensate a dealer fairly for labor, parts and other expenses incurred by the

dealer under the manufacturer’s warranty agreements. The manufacturer shall set

forth in writing the respective obligations of a dealer and the manufacturer in

the preparation of a vehicle for delivery, and as between them a dealer’s

liability for a defective product is limited to the obligation so set forth.

Fair compensation includes diagnosis and reasonable administrative and clerical

costs. The dealer’s compensation for parts and labor to satisfy a warranty must

not be less than the amount of money charged to its various retail customers

for parts and labor that are not covered by a warranty. If parts are supplied

by the manufacturer, including exchanged parts and assembled components, the

dealer is entitled with respect to each part to an amount not less than the

dealer’s normal retail markup for the part. This subsection does not apply to

compensation for any part, system, fixture, appliance, furnishing, accessory or

feature of a motor home or recreational vehicle that is designed, used and

maintained primarily for nonvehicular, residential purposes.

      4.  Fail to:

      (a) Pay all claims made by dealers for

compensation for delivery and preparation work, transportation claims, special

campaigns and work to satisfy warranties within 30 days after approval, or fail

to approve or disapprove such claims within 30 days after receipt;

      (b) Disapprove any claim without notice to the

dealer in writing of the grounds for disapproval; or

      (c) Accept an amended claim for labor and parts

if the amended claim is submitted not later than 60 days after the date on

which the manufacturer or distributor notifies the dealer that the claim has

been disapproved and the disapproval was based on the dealer’s failure to

comply with a specific requirement for processing the claim, including, without

limitation, a clerical error or other administrative technicality that does not

relate to the legitimacy of the claim.

Ê Failure to

approve or disapprove or to pay within the specified time limits in an

individual case does not constitute a violation of this section if the failure

is because of reasons beyond the control of the manufacturer, distributor or

factory branch.

      5.  Sell a new vehicle to a person who is

not licensed as a new vehicle dealer under the provisions of this chapter.

      6.  Use false, deceptive or misleading

advertising or engage in deceptive acts in connection with the manufacturer’s

or distributor’s business.

      7.  Perform an audit to confirm a warranty

repair, sales incentive or rebate more than 9 months after the date on which

the claim was made. An audit of a dealer’s records pursuant to this subsection

may be conducted by the manufacturer or distributor on a reasonable basis, and

a dealer’s claim for warranty or sales incentive compensation must not be

denied except for good cause, including, without limitation, performance of

nonwarranty repairs, lack of material documentation, fraud or

misrepresentation. A dealer’s failure to comply with the specific requirements

of the manufacturer or distributor for processing the claim does not constitute

grounds for the denial of the claim or the reduction of the amount of

compensation to the dealer if reasonable documentation or other evidence has

been presented to substantiate the claim. The manufacturer or distributor shall

not deny a claim or reduce the amount of compensation to the dealer for

warranty repairs to resolve a condition discovered by the dealer during the

course of a separate repair.

      8.  Prohibit or prevent a dealer from

appealing the results of an audit to confirm a warranty repair, sales incentive

or rebate, or to require that such an appeal be conducted at a location other

than the dealer’s place of business.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 556; A 1991, 1583; 1999, 2512; 2003,

20th Special Session, 303; 2005, 1148; 2011, 1027)

      NRS 482.36386  Unfair practices: Selling or offering to sell new vehicle, parts

or accessories at lower actual price than offered or charged another dealer;

exceptions.  It is an unfair act or

practice for a manufacturer or distributor to:

      1.  Sell or offer to sell a new vehicle to

a dealer at a lower actual price than the actual price offered to another

dealer for the same model similarly equipped or to use a promotion or other

device that results in a lower actual price. This subsection does not apply to

a sale to a governmental unit or to a dealer for resale to a governmental unit,

or to a sale to a dealer of a vehicle ultimately sold, donated or used by the

dealer or in a program of drivers’ education.

      2.  Offer, sell or lease a new vehicle to

any person, except a distributor, at a lower actual price than the price

offered or charged a dealer for the same model similarly equipped, or use any

device that results in a lower actual price.

      3.  Offer or sell parts or accessories to a

dealer for the dealer’s own use in repairing or replacing the same or a

comparable part or accessory at a lower actual price than the actual price

charged to another dealer for a similar use, but a lower price may be charged

to a dealer who buys as a distributor for resale to retail outlets than is

charged to a dealer who does not buy for that purpose.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2506; A 2003,

20th Special Session, 304)

      NRS 482.36387  Unfair practices: Ownership or operation of facility for repair

or maintenance of vehicles by manufacturer or distributor or certain persons or

entities under common control therewith; exception.  A

manufacturer or distributor, or an agent, officer, parent, subsidiary or

enterprise under common control with a manufacturer or distributor shall not

own or operate a facility for the repair or maintenance of vehicles except:

      1.  Vehicles owned or operated by the

manufacturer, distributor or a related person; or

      2.  Service required to comply with a

statute or regulation or the order of a court.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2505; A 2003,

20th Special Session, 304)

      NRS 482.36388  Unfair practices: Putting into effect unfair, unreasonable or

inequitable method for allocation, scheduling or delivery of new vehicles,

parts or accessories; refusal or failure to deliver new vehicles, parts or

accessories; exception.  A

manufacturer, importer or distributor shall not:

      1.  Adopt or put into effect a method for

the allocation, scheduling or delivery of new vehicles, parts or accessories to

its dealers that is not fair, reasonable and equitable or change an existing

method so as to be unfair, unreasonable or inequitable. Upon the request of a

dealer, a manufacturer, importer or distributor shall disclose in writing to

the dealer the method by which new vehicles, parts and accessories are

allocated, scheduled or delivered to its dealers handling the same line or make

of vehicles.

      2.  Refuse or fail to deliver, in

reasonable quantities and within a reasonable time after receipt of an order,

to a dealer holding a franchise for a line or make of vehicle sold or

distributed by the manufacturer, importer or distributor any new vehicle sold

under the same name, trademark, service mark or brand, or parts or accessories

for the new vehicle, if the vehicle, parts or accessories are being delivered

to others or advertised as available for delivery, or require a dealer to

purchase unreasonable advertising displays or other materials, or require a

dealer to remodel or renovate existing facilities as a prerequisite to

receiving a model or series of vehicles. Compliance with this subsection is

excused if prevented by an act of God, strike or labor dispute, embargo or

other cause beyond the control of the manufacturer, importer or distributor.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2506; A 2003,

20th Special Session, 305)

      NRS 482.36389  Unfair practices: Requiring dealer to disclose information

concerning customer to manufacturer or third party; prohibiting or preventing

dealer from disclosing information concerning service, repair or recall notice,

or notifying customer of warranty information.  A

manufacturer shall not:

      1.  Require a dealer to disclose

information concerning a customer to the manufacturer or a third party if the

customer objects or the disclosure is otherwise unlawful; or

      2.  Prohibit or prevent a dealer from

disclosing a service, repair guidance or recall notice that is documented by

the manufacturer or notifying customers of available warranty coverage and

expiration dates of existing warranty coverage.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2507; A 2011, 1029)

      NRS 482.36391  Unfair practices: Inducing dealer by coercion to order or accept

vehicle, parts, accessories or other commodities.  No

manufacturer, distributor, factory branch or representative thereof may induce

by means of coercion, intimidation or discrimination any dealer to:

      1.  Order or accept delivery of any

vehicle, parts or accessories therefor, or any other commodity which was not

voluntarily ordered by the dealer.

      2.  Order or accept delivery of any vehicle

with special features, appliances, accessories or equipment not included in the

list price of the vehicle as publicly advertised by the manufacturer thereof.

      3.  Order from any person any parts,

accessories, equipment, machinery, tools, appliances or other commodity.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 674; A 1977, 558; 2003,

20th Special Session, 305)

      NRS 482.36395  Unfair practices: Encouraging dealer to sell or lease vehicles

through deceptive practices; refusal to deliver order; requiring payment of

costs for promotion or advertising; requiring compliance with standards

exceeding commonly accepted business practices; taking certain actions against

dealer based solely on survey of dealer’s customers.  No

manufacturer, distributor, factory branch or representative thereof may:

      1.  Encourage, aid or abet a dealer to sell

or lease vehicles through any false, deceptive or misleading sales or financing

practice.

      2.  Refuse to deliver an order of a dealer

within 60 days after the order is received in writing unless the inability to

deliver the order is caused by shortage or curtailment of material, labor,

production capacity, transportation or utility services, or to any labor or

production difficulty, or to any cause beyond the reasonable control of the

manufacturer or distributor.

      3.  Coerce, compel or otherwise require any

dealer to pay over or to repay any amount of money or other consideration which

is in substantiation of or repayment for any advertising, promotional activity

or scheme, or method of implementing the sale or lease of vehicles.

      4.  Demand or require, directly or

indirectly, a dealer to pay any amount of money which is projected or proposed

for the advertisement, display or promotion of any vehicle which is being sold

or leased pursuant to a franchise, unless the dealer has agreed thereto in

writing.

      5.  Demand or require, directly or

indirectly, a dealer to comply with standards which exceed commonly accepted

business practices within the vehicle industry relating to sales, leases or

service of vehicles.

      6.  Based solely upon the results of a

survey of a dealer’s customers conducted by or on behalf of a manufacturer

which is intended or otherwise purports to measure the performance of a dealer:

      (a) Discriminate, directly or indirectly, against

a dealer;

      (b) Take any action to terminate a dealer’s

franchise; or

      (c) Refuse to consent to the designation of a

successor, refuse to honor a right of succession set forth in a franchise or

refuse to approve the transfer of a controlling interest in a dealership.

Ê This subsection

does not prohibit a manufacturer, distributor, factory branch or representative

thereof from conducting a contest or other award program to recognize the

performance of a dealer based on reasonable criteria relating to sales, leases

or service of vehicles.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 674; A 1977, 558; 1995, 2822; 1999, 2513, 3284; 2001, 237; 2003,

20th Special Session, 305)

      NRS 482.36396  Death of dealer: Termination of franchise prohibited if dealer

designates successor in interest; primary and alternate successors in interest.

      1.  On or after January 1, 1986, no

manufacturer or distributor may include in any franchise agreement whose

duration exceeds 1 year any provision which calls for the termination of the

franchise by the manufacturer or distributor upon the death of the dealer if

the dealer, in a form prescribed by and delivered to the manufacturer or

distributor, designates as successor in interest his or her spouse or an adult

child, who meets the current requirements for a franchise.

      2.  A dealer may designate a primary and

one alternate successor in interest. An alternate successor in interest has no

rights under NRS 482.36396 to 482.36412, inclusive, in the event of any exercise

of rights by the primary successor in interest.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1829)

      NRS 482.36397  Death of dealer: Notice of assumption and commencement of

operation of franchise by designated successor; deposit by dealer; arrangements

for discharge of terms of franchise agreement for period after death.

      1.  Within 21 days after the death of a

dealer, a designated successor in interest must notify the manufacturer or distributor

in writing of his or her decision to assume and operate the franchise, and

commence operation under the franchise within 10 days after it has been

assumed. The notification must contain all information reasonably requested by

the manufacturer or distributor regarding the successor’s business experience

and financial condition. If an alternate successor in interest desires to

assume the franchise upon the decision of the primary successor in interest not

to do so, the alternate successor must comply with all requirements of this

subsection, giving notice within 21 days after the primary successor’s

decision.

      2.  A manufacturer or distributor may

require a dealer who designates a successor in interest to deposit with the

manufacturer or distributor at the time of the designation a sum reasonably

determined to compensate the manufacturer or distributor under the terms of the

franchise agreement if a designated successor in interest fails to assume the

franchise within 21 days after the death of the dealer. If the franchise is

assumed within 21 days or the franchise is temporarily operated by the

manufacturer or distributor within that period, any unearned portion of the

deposit must be refunded to the estate or legal representative of the deceased dealer.

      3.  In addition, the manufacturer or

distributor may require a dealer who designates a successor in interest to

arrange for the discharge of certain terms of the franchise agreement for a

period of not more than 21 days after the dealer’s death, but the manufacturer

or distributor may not require the business under the franchise to remain open

to the public during that period.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1830)

      NRS 482.36398  Death of dealer: Operation of business and accounting to heirs

or estate by manufacturer or distributor pending assumption by designated

successor; accounting to heirs or estate by successor.

      1.  After the death of a dealer and before

the operation of the business under the franchise by a designated successor in

interest, the manufacturer or distributor may operate the business by contract

or otherwise for his or her own account without obligation or duty to the heirs

or estate of the deceased dealer or to the successor in interest except for the

obligation to account to the heirs or estate of the deceased dealer for unused

portions of prepaid rent or other sums prepaid by the dealer and for any

physical inventory used or sold by the manufacturer or distributor.

      2.  If the successor in interest assumes

the franchise and there has been no intervening operation by the manufacturer

or distributor, the successor in interest shall account to the heirs or estate

of the deceased dealer for the value or other disposition of personal property

of the deceased dealer located at the business or related to the business or

franchise.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1830)

      NRS 482.36399  Assumption of provisions of franchise agreement by successor

required.  Unless the manufacturer

or distributor otherwise agrees in writing, a successor in interest may not

operate under the franchise agreement until all provisions of the agreement

have been expressly assumed by the successor, including, but not limited to:

      1.  Leases;

      2.  Agreements relating to products;

      3.  Agreements relating to loaned

equipment;

      4.  Agreements to comply with federal and

state environmental law;

      5.  Licenses; and

      6.  Permits relating to taxes.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1830)

      NRS 482.36412  Franchise assumable by successor same as existed at death of

dealer.  The franchise assumable by

a successor in interest is the same as it existed in the name of the deceased

dealer at the time of the dealer’s death.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1831)

      NRS 482.36413  Termination of franchise upon divorce prohibited; award of

franchise to either party in divorce action.  On

or after January 1, 1986, no manufacturer or distributor may include in any

franchise agreement whose duration exceeds 1 year any provision which calls for

the termination of the franchise by the manufacturer or distributor upon the

divorce of the dealer. The franchise may be awarded by the court to either

party in a divorce action as part of the property settlement, and the party to

whom it is awarded may continue to operate the business under the terms of the

franchise agreement.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1831)

      NRS 482.36414  License as dealer required for assumption of operation of

franchise.  A person who assumes

operation of a franchise pursuant to NRS 482.36396

to 482.36414, inclusive, must be licensed as a

dealer pursuant to the provisions of NRS 482.318 to

482.363, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1831; A 1987, 1084; 2003, 1906; 2009, 2757)

      NRS 482.36419  Exercise of right of first refusal by manufacturer or

distributor if transfer of all or substantially all assets of dealership is

proposed: Requirements; prohibited acts.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.36396 to 482.36414,

inclusive, if a transfer of the entire, or substantially the entire, ownership

or of all, or substantially all, the assets of a dealership is proposed, a manufacturer

or distributor may exercise a contractual right of first refusal only if all

the following requirements are met:

      (a) The transfer is not to the dealer’s spouse, a

member of the dealer’s family, a qualified manager, or a trust or artificial

person controlled by any of them.

      (b) The manufacturer or distributor notifies the

dealer in writing, within 60 days after receipt of the completed form and

information customarily used to review such transfers and a copy of all

relevant agreements, of its intent to exercise the right of first refusal or

its rejection of the proposed transfer. If the manufacturer or distributor fails

to notify the dealer within the 60-day period, the effect is to approve the

proposed transfer.

      (c) The exercise of the right of first refusal

provides to the dealer the same compensation as or greater compensation than

the dealer had negotiated to receive from the proposed transferee.

      (d) The manufacturer or distributor agrees to pay

the reasonable expenses, including attorney’s fees that do not exceed the usual

and reasonable fees charged to other clients for similar work, incurred by the

proposed transferee before the exercise of the right of first refusal in

negotiating and putting into effect the proposed transfer.

      2.  A manufacturer or distributor shall not

utilize a right of first refusal to influence terms offered by a third person,

or to influence a third person to refrain from negotiating, for the acquisition

of a dealership.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2506)

      NRS 482.36423  Action for injunctive relief or civil damages; service of

process; time to answer or plead.

      1.  Whenever it appears that a person has

violated, is violating or is threatening to violate any provision of NRS 482.36311 to 482.36425,

inclusive, any person aggrieved thereby may apply to the district court in the

county where the defendant resides, or in the county where the violation or

threat of violation occurs, for injunctive relief to restrain the person from

continuing the violation or threat of violation.

      2.  In addition to any other judicial

relief, any dealer or person who assumes the operation of a franchise pursuant

to NRS 482.36396 to 482.36414,

inclusive, who is injured in his or her business or property by reason of a

violation of NRS 482.36311 to 482.36425, inclusive, may bring an action in the

district court in which the dealership is located, and may recover three times

the pecuniary loss sustained by the dealer or person, and the cost of suit,

including a reasonable attorney’s fee. The amount of pecuniary loss sustained

by a dealer, pursuant to subsection 7 of NRS 482.3638,

is the fair market value of the franchised dealership at the time of

notification of termination, refusal to continue or unilateral modification of

a franchise.

      3.  Any artificial person created and

existing under the laws of any other state, territory, foreign government or

the government of the United States, or any person residing outside the State,

who grants a franchise to any dealer in this State may be served with any legal

process in any action for injunctive relief or civil damages in the following

manner:

      (a) By delivering a copy of the process to the

Director; and

      (b) By mailing to the last known address of the

manufacturer or distributor, by certified mail, return receipt requested, a

copy of the summons and a copy of the complaint, together with copies of any

petition or order for injunctive relief.

      4.  The defendant has 30 days, exclusive of

the day of service, within which to answer or plead.

      5.  The method of service provided in this

section is cumulative and may be utilized with, after or independently of all

other methods of service.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 557; A 1985, 1834; 1989, 209; 1999, 2514; 2003,

20th Special Session, 306; 2005, 1149;

2014, 28th Special Session, 5)

      NRS 482.36425  Civil penalty; civil suit by Attorney General.

      1.  Any manufacturer or distributor who

willfully violates any provision of NRS 482.36311

to 482.36425, inclusive, is subject to a civil

penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 for each day of violation and

for each act of violation. All civil penalties recovered must be paid to the

State of Nevada.

      2.  Whenever it appears that a manufacturer

or distributor has violated, is violating or is threatening to violate any

provision of NRS 482.36311 to 482.36425, inclusive, the Attorney General may

institute a civil suit in any district court of this State for injunctive

relief to restrain the violation or threat of violation or, if the violation or

threat is willful, for the assessment and recovery of the civil penalty, or

both.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 558; A 1981, 703; 2003,

20th Special Session, 307; 2014, 28th Special Session, 6)

Restrictions on Monopolistic Financing

      NRS 482.3643  “Sell,” “sold,” “buy” and “purchase” defined.  As used in NRS

482.3643 to 482.3665, inclusive, unless the

context otherwise requires, “sell,” “sold,” “buy” and “purchase” include

exchange, barter, gift and offer or contract to buy or sell.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 583; A 1985, 519)

      NRS 482.3645  Agreement to finance through designated source which lessens

competition or creates monopoly unlawful; agreement declared void.

      1.  It is unlawful for any person who is

engaged, either directly or indirectly, in the manufacture or distribution of

motor vehicles, to sell or enter into a contract to sell motor vehicles,

whether patented or unpatented, to any person who is engaged or intends to

engage in the business of selling such motor vehicles at retail in this State,

on the condition or with an agreement or understanding, either express or

implied, that such person so engaged in selling motor vehicles at retail shall

in any manner finance the purchase or sale of any one or number of motor

vehicles only with or through a designated person or class of persons or shall

sell and assign the security agreements or leases arising from the sale of

motor vehicles or any one or number thereof only to a designated person or

class of persons, when the effect of the condition, agreement or understanding

so entered into may be to lessen or eliminate competition, or create or tend to

create a monopoly in the person or class of persons who are designated, by

virtue of such condition, agreement or understanding to finance the purchase or

sale of motor vehicles or to purchase such security agreements or leases.

      2.  Any such condition, agreement or

understanding is hereby declared to be void and against the public policy of

this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 583)

      NRS 482.3647  Threat by manufacturer or distributor to discontinue sales to

retail seller prima facie evidence of violation.  Any

threat, expressed or implied, made directly or indirectly to any person engaged

in the business of selling motor vehicles at retail in this State by any person

engaged, either directly or indirectly, in the manufacture or distribution of

motor vehicles, that such person will discontinue or cease to sell, or refuse

to enter into a contract to sell, or will terminate a contract to sell motor

vehicles, whether patented or unpatented, to such person who is so engaged in

the business of selling motor vehicles at retail, unless such person finances

the purchase or sale of any one or number of motor vehicles only with or

through a designated person or class of persons or sells and assigns the

security agreements or leases arising from the retail sales of motor vehicles

or any one or number thereof only to a designated person or class of persons is

prima facie evidence of the fact that such person so engaged in the manufacture

or distribution of motor vehicles has sold or intends to sell motor vehicles on

the condition or with the agreement or understanding prohibited in NRS 482.3645.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 583)

      NRS 482.3649  Threat by person engaged in business of financing who is

affiliated with manufacturer or distributor to discontinue sales prima facie

evidence of violation.  Any threat,

expressed or implied, made directly or indirectly, to any person engaged in the

business of selling motor vehicles at retail in this State by any person, or

any agent of any such person, who is engaged in the business of financing the

purchase or sale of motor vehicles or of buying security agreements or leases

on motor vehicles in this State and is affiliated with or controlled by any

person engaged, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture or distribution of

motor vehicles, that such person so engaged in such manufacture or distribution

will terminate the contract with or cease to sell motor vehicles to such person

engaged in the sale of motor vehicles at retail in this State unless such

person finances the purchase or sale of any one or number of motor vehicles

only or through a designated person or class of persons or sells and assigns

the security agreements or leases arising from the retail sale of motor

vehicles or any one or any number thereof only to such person so engaged in

financing the purchase or sale of motor vehicles or in buying security

agreements or leases on motor vehicles, is presumed to be made at the direction

of and with the authority of such person so engaged in such manufacture or

distribution of motor vehicles, and is prima facie evidence of the fact that

such person so engaged in the manufacture or distribution of motor vehicles has

sold or intends to sell motor vehicles on the condition or with the agreement

or understanding prohibited in NRS 482.3645.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 584)

      NRS 482.3651  Giving of gratuity by manufacturer or wholesaler to person

financing sales which lessens competition or creates monopoly unlawful.  It is unlawful for any person who is engaged,

directly or indirectly, in the manufacture or wholesale distribution only of

motor vehicles, whether patented or unpatented, to pay or give, or contract to

pay or give, any thing or service of value to any person who is engaged in the

business of financing the purchase or sale of motor vehicles or of buying

security agreements or leases on motor vehicles sold at retail within this

State if the effect of any such payment or the giving of any such thing or

service of value may be to lessen or eliminate competition, or tend to create

or create a monopoly in the person or class of persons who receive or accept

such thing or service of value.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 584)

      NRS 482.3653  Acceptance of gratuity by person financing sales unlawful.  It is unlawful for any person who is engaged

in the business of financing the purchase or sale of motor vehicles or of

buying security agreements or leases on motor vehicles sold at retail within

this State to accept or receive, or contract or agree to accept or receive,

either directly or indirectly, any payment, thing or service of value from any

person who is engaged, either directly or indirectly, in the manufacture or

wholesale distribution only of motor vehicles, whether patented or unpatented,

if the effect of the acceptance or receipt of any such payment, thing or

service of value may be to lessen or eliminate competition, or to create or

tend to create a monopoly in the person who accepts or receives, or contracts

or agrees to accept or receive, such payment, thing or service of value.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 584)

      NRS 482.3655  Acceptance of gratuity: Unlawful financing of sales thereafter.  It is unlawful for any person who accepts or

receives, either directly or indirectly, any payment, thing or service of

value, as provided in NRS 482.3653, or contracts,

either directly or indirectly, to receive any such payment or thing or service

of value, to finance or attempt to finance the purchase or sale of any motor

vehicle or buy or attempt to buy any security agreements or leases on motor

vehicles sold at retail in this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 585)

      NRS 482.3657  Violation by corporation; penalty.  When

there is a violation of any of the provisions of NRS

482.3643 to 482.3665, inclusive, by any

corporation mentioned in such sections, the Attorney General or the district

attorney of the proper county shall institute proper suits or quo warranto

proceedings in the district court of the county where the violation occurred

for the forfeiture of its charter rights, franchises or privileges and powers

exercised by such corporation.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 584)

      NRS 482.3659  Violation by foreign corporation; penalty.

      1.  Every foreign corporation exercising

any of the powers, franchises or functions of a corporation in this State,

violating any of the provisions of NRS 482.3643 to

482.3665, inclusive, is prohibited from doing any

business in this State, and the Attorney General shall enforce this provision

by bringing proper proceedings by injunction or otherwise.

      2.  The Secretary of State is authorized to

revoke the license of any such corporation previously authorized by the

Secretary of State to do business in this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 585)

      NRS 482.366  Agreements in violation of law void.  Any

contract or agreement in violation of NRS 482.3643

to 482.3665, inclusive, is void and unenforceable

either in law or equity.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 585)

      NRS 482.3661  Provisions cumulative.  The

provisions of NRS 482.3643 to 482.3665, inclusive, are in addition to and do not

supersede any other prohibition or remedy provided by the laws of this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 585)

      NRS 482.3663  Action for damages; additional parties defendant.

      1.  In addition to the criminal and civil

penalties provided in NRS 482.3643 to 482.3665, inclusive, any person who is injured in his

or her business or property by any other person or corporation or association

or partnership, by reason of anything forbidden or declared to be unlawful by NRS 482.3643 to 482.3665,

inclusive, may commence a civil action in any court having jurisdiction in the

county where the defendant resides or is found, or any agent resides or is

found, or where service may be obtained, and recover twice the damages by the

person sustained, and the costs of suit.

      2.  Whenever it appears to the court before

which any proceedings under NRS 482.3643 to 482.3665, inclusive, is pending that the ends of

justice require that other parties be brought before the court, the court may

cause them to be made parties defendant and summoned, whether they reside in

the county where such action is pending or not.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 585)

      NRS 482.3665  Penalty.

      1.  Any person who:

      (a) Violates any of the provisions of NRS 482.3643 to 482.3665,

inclusive;

      (b) Is a party to any agreement, understanding or

contract prescribing any condition prohibited by NRS

482.3643 to 482.3665, inclusive, and any

employee, agent or officer of any such person who participates in any manner in

making, executing, enforcing or performing or in urging, aiding or abetting in

the performance of any such contract, condition, agreement or understanding;

      (c) Pays or gives or contracts to pay or give any

thing or service of value prohibited by NRS 482.3643

to 482.3665, inclusive; or

      (d) Receives or accepts or contracts to receive

or accept any thing or service of value prohibited by NRS

482.3643 to 482.3665, inclusive,

Ê is guilty of

a gross misdemeanor.

      2.  Each day’s violation of any provision

of NRS 482.3643 to 482.3665,

inclusive, constitutes a separate offense.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 585)

Sale of Certain Used Vehicles

      NRS 482.36655  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 482.36655 to 482.36667,

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

in NRS 482.3666 and 482.366605

have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1163)

      NRS 482.3666  “Drivetrain” defined.  “Drivetrain”

means those components and systems within a motor vehicle that transfer power

from the engine of the vehicle to the wheels of the vehicle, including, without

limitation, a transmission, driveshaft, torque converter, differential,

universal joint and constant velocity joint.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2214; A 1999, 1164)

      NRS 482.366605  “Used vehicle” defined.  “Used

vehicle” means a vehicle that:

      1.  When manufactured, was equipped with an

odometer; and

      2.  Has a manufacturer’s gross vehicle

weight rating of 14,000 pounds or less.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1163)

      NRS 482.36661  Inspection of engine and drivetrain of vehicle; written

disclosure of defects.  Before a

used vehicle dealer may sell to a retail customer a used vehicle the odometer

of which registers 75,000 miles or more, the used vehicle dealer must conduct a

reasonably thorough inspection of the soundness and safety of the vehicle’s

engine and drivetrain and disclose in writing any defects in the engine or

drivetrain known to the dealer or which the dealer reasonably should have known

after conducting the inspection.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2214)

      NRS 482.36662  Written warranty required under certain circumstances; contents

of warranty.

      1.  A used vehicle dealer who sells to a

retail customer a used vehicle the odometer of which registers 75,000 miles or

more shall provide to that retail customer an express written warranty which

complies with the requirements set forth in subsection 2 and is valid for the

period set forth in the schedule of warranties created pursuant to NRS 482.36663, if the used vehicle dealer is the

subject of more than three substantiated complaints filed against the dealer

with the Department of Motor Vehicles during a 12-month period.

      2.  An express written warranty required

pursuant to subsection 1 must contain a statement that, in the event the

operation of the used vehicle becomes impaired as a result of a defect in a

component or system of the vehicle’s engine or drivetrain, the used vehicle

dealer shall, with reasonable promptness, correct the defect or cause the

defect to be corrected.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2214; A 2001, 2549)

      NRS 482.36663  Duration of warranty.  If

an express written warranty is provided to a retail customer for a used vehicle

pursuant to NRS 482.36662, the duration of the

warranty must be determined pursuant to this section. If, on the date the

vehicle was purchased from the used vehicle dealer, the odometer in the used

vehicle registered:

      1.  At least 75,000 but less than 80,001

miles, the warranty is valid for a period of 30 days therefrom or until the

odometer in the vehicle registers 1,000 miles more than on the date the vehicle

was purchased from the used vehicle dealer, whichever occurs earlier.

      2.  At least 80,001 but less than 85,001

miles, the warranty is valid for a period of 20 days therefrom or until the

odometer in the vehicle registers 600 miles more than on the date the vehicle

was purchased from the used vehicle dealer, whichever occurs earlier.

      3.  At least 85,001 but less than 90,001

miles, the warranty is valid for a period of 10 days therefrom or until the odometer

in the vehicle registers 300 miles more than on the date the vehicle was

purchased from the used vehicle dealer, whichever occurs earlier.

      4.  At least 90,001 but less than 100,001

miles, the warranty is valid for a period of 5 days therefrom or until the

odometer in the vehicle registers 150 miles more than on the date the vehicle

was purchased from the used vehicle dealer, whichever occurs earlier.

      5.  At least 100,001 miles, the warranty is

valid for a period of 2 days therefrom or until the odometer in the vehicle

registers 100 miles more than on the date the vehicle was purchased from the

used vehicle dealer, whichever occurs earlier.

Ê The period

for which a warranty is valid pursuant to this section must be tolled during

any period in which the dealer has possession of the vehicle or the operation

of the vehicle is impaired and the vehicle is inoperable due to a defect in the

vehicle’s engine or drivetrain.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2215; A 1999, 546)

      NRS 482.36664  Complaint regarding dealer: Submission; contents; investigation;

resolution; appeal.

      1.  A retail customer who purchases a used

vehicle the odometer of which registers 75,000 miles or more may submit to the

Department a written complaint regarding the used vehicle dealer. The

Department shall, within 10 days after it receives a complaint pursuant to this

section, provide a copy of the complaint to the used vehicle dealer who is the

subject of the complaint.

      2.  A complaint submitted pursuant to

subsection 1 must include:

      (a) A clear and concise statement of the complaint

and the facts relating to the complaint;

      (b) Copies of any documents relating to the

complaint; and

      (c) A statement of the manner in which the retail

customer wishes to have the complaint resolved.

      3.  Upon receipt of a complaint pursuant to

this section, the Department shall investigate the complaint and determine

whether the used vehicle dealer who is the subject of the complaint has

violated the provisions of NRS 482.36655 to 482.36667, inclusive, or the regulations adopted by

the Department pursuant thereto.

      4.  If the Department determines that a

used vehicle dealer has violated the provisions of NRS

482.36655 to 482.36667, inclusive, or the

regulations adopted by the Department pursuant thereto, the Department shall

notify the used vehicle dealer of that determination and recommend to the

dealer the actions that the dealer may take to resolve the complaint.

      5.  A retail customer or used vehicle

dealer who is aggrieved by the decision of the Department may appeal the

decision to the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2215)

      NRS 482.36665  Record of complaints: Maintenance; contents.  The Department shall maintain a record of the

complaints submitted to the Department pursuant to NRS

482.36664. The record must include a statement of whether the dealer was

found to have violated the provisions of NRS

482.36655 to 482.36667, inclusive, or the

regulations adopted pursuant thereto, and if so, whether the used vehicle

dealer resolved the complaint in the manner recommended by the Department or in

any other manner acceptable to the Department and the retail customer who filed

the complaint.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2216)

      NRS 482.36666  Administrative fines; opportunity for hearing; deposit of fines;

injunctions and other remedies.

      1.  If the Department determines from the

record maintained pursuant to NRS 482.36665 that

on more than three occasions a used vehicle dealer has:

      (a) Been found to have violated the provisions of

NRS 482.36655 to 482.36667,

inclusive, or the regulations adopted pursuant thereto; and

      (b) Failed to resolve those complaints in the

manner recommended by the Department pursuant to NRS

482.36664 or in any other manner acceptable to the Department and the

retail customer who filed the complaint,

Ê the

Department may impose an administrative fine, not to exceed $2,500, for each

additional violation of the provisions of NRS

482.36655 to 482.36667, inclusive. The

Department shall afford to any person so fined an opportunity for a hearing

pursuant to the provisions of NRS

233B.121.

      2.  All administrative fines collected by

the Department pursuant to subsection 1 must be deposited with the State

Treasurer to the credit of the Account for Regulation of Used Vehicle Dealers,

which is hereby created in the State Highway Fund. Money in the Account may be

used only for the administration of NRS

481.048 and NRS 482.36655 to 482.36667, inclusive.

      3.  In addition to any other remedy

provided by law, the Department may compel compliance with NRS 482.36655 to 482.36667,

inclusive, and any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, by injunction or other

appropriate remedy, and the Department may institute and maintain in the name

of the State of Nevada any such enforcement proceedings.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2216)

      NRS 482.36667  Regulations.  The

Department may adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of NRS 482.36655 to 482.36667,

inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2216)

SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES

Personalized Prestige License Plates

      NRS 482.3667  Preparation for issuance; procedures for application and

issuance; persons qualified for issuance; period of validity; renewal;

priority; powers and duties of Department.

      1.  The Department shall establish, design and

otherwise prepare for issue personalized prestige license plates and shall

establish all necessary procedures not inconsistent with this section for the

application and issuance of such license plates.

      2.  The Department shall issue personalized

prestige license plates, upon payment of the prescribed fee, to any person who

otherwise complies with the laws relating to the registration and licensing of

motor vehicles or trailers for use on private passenger cars, motorcycles,

trucks or trailers, except that such plates may not be issued for a full

trailer or semitrailer that is registered pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 482.483.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.2065, personalized prestige license plates

are valid for 12 months and are renewable upon expiration. These plates may be

transferred from one vehicle or trailer to another if the transfer and

registration fees are paid as set out in this chapter.

      4.  In case of any conflict, the person who

first made application for personalized prestige license plates and has

continuously renewed them by payment of the required fee has priority.

      5.  The Department may limit by regulation

the number of letters and numbers used and prohibit the use of inappropriate

letters or combinations of letters and numbers.

      6.  The Department shall not assign to any

person not holding the relevant office any letters and numbers denoting that

the holder holds a public office.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 100; A 1969, 404; 1973, 450,

1701; 1975, 63; 1979,

214; 1985,

681; 1987,

1145; 2003,

3376; 2013,

2833)

 

      NRS 482.3669  Regulations.  The

Department may make such regulations as are necessary to insure compliance with

all applicable laws pertaining to the licensing and registration of vehicles

before issuing personalized prestige license plates in lieu of the regular Nevada

license plate or plates, and all applications for personalized prestige license

plates must be made to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 100; A 1973, 450; 1985, 682)

      NRS 482.367  Fees; deposit of fees to credit of Motor Vehicle Fund.

      1.  The Department shall charge and collect

the following fees for the issuance of personalized prestige license plates,

which fees are in addition to all other license fees and applicable taxes:

      (a) For the first issuance............................................................................................. $35

      (b) For a renewal sticker................................................................................................ 20

      (c) For changing to another personalized prestige

license plate............................. 35

      2.  The additional fees collected by the

Department for the issuing of personalized prestige license plates must be

deposited with the State Treasurer to the credit of the Motor Vehicle Fund.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 100; A 1969, 404; 1973, 451;

1975, 211; 1991,

2313; 2001,

314)

Special License Plates Issued to Certain Nonprofit

Organizations That Operate a Museum for Motor Vehicles

      NRS 482.367001  Application; limitation on number of sets; interchangeable use;

identification number; fee; expiration; renewal.

      1.  Upon application, the Department shall

issue not more than 12 sets of special license plates to any organization which

operates a museum for the exhibition or display of motor vehicles and which is

a nonprofit organization that is recognized as exempt from taxation pursuant to

26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3).

      2.  Each set of special license plates

issued pursuant to this section may be used interchangeably on any of the motor

vehicles exhibited or displayed in the museum when such a motor vehicle is

operated during a test drive, parade or special event or driven within 70 miles

from the museum.

      3.  Each set of special license plates

issued pursuant to this section must have displayed upon them the

identification number which is assigned to the nonprofit organization. The

Department may assign a different letter or symbol to each set of plates.

      4.  The Department shall not charge or

collect any registration fees or governmental services tax for the issuance of

the special license plates pursuant to this section, except that a fee of $12

for each set of plates must be paid at the time of application.

      5.  The special license plates issued

pursuant to this section expire 1 year after the date of issuance and may be

renewed upon application and payment of a fee of $12.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 23rd

Special Session, 2)

Applications for Design, Preparation and Issuance:

Commission on Special License Plates; Department of Motor Vehicles

      NRS 482.367002  Submission of application; qualifications of certain

organizations that will receive financial support by way of special license

plate; contents of application; authority of Department; surety bonds and

release thereof; retention or return of plates upon disposal of vehicle.

      1.  A person may request that the

Department design, prepare and issue a special license plate by submitting an

application to the Department. A person may submit an application for a special

license plate that is intended to generate financial support for an

organization only if:

      (a) For an organization which is not a

governmental entity, the organization is established as a nonprofit charitable

organization which provides services to the community relating to public

health, education or general welfare;

      (b) For an organization which is a governmental

entity, the organization only uses the financial support generated by the

special license plate for charitable purposes relating to public health,

education or general welfare;

      (c) The organization is registered with the

Secretary of State, if registration is required by law, and has filed any

documents required to remain registered with the Secretary of State;

      (d) The name and purpose of the organization do

not promote, advertise or endorse any specific product, brand name or service

that is offered for profit;

      (e) The organization is nondiscriminatory; and

      (f) The license plate will not promote a specific

religion, faith or antireligious belief.

      2.  An application submitted to the

Department pursuant to subsection 1:

      (a) Must be on a form prescribed and furnished by

the Department;

      (b) Must specify whether the special license

plate being requested is intended to generate financial support for a

particular cause or charitable organization and, if so:

             (1) The name of the cause or charitable

organization; and

             (2) Whether the financial support intended

to be generated for the particular cause or charitable organization will be

for:

                   (I) General use by the particular

cause or charitable organization; or

                   (II) Use by the particular cause or

charitable organization in a more limited or specific manner;

      (c) Must include the name and signature of a

person who represents:

             (1) The organization which is requesting

that the Department design, prepare and issue the special license plate; and

             (2) If different from the organization

described in subparagraph (1), the cause or charitable organization for which

the special license plate being requested is intended to generate financial

support;

      (d) Must include proof that the organization

satisfies the requirements set forth in subsection 1;

      (e) Must be accompanied by a surety bond posted

with the Department in the amount of $5,000, except that if the special license

plate being requested is one of the type described in subsection 3 of NRS 482.367008, the application must be accompanied

by a surety bond posted with the Department in the amount of $20,000; and

      (f) May be accompanied by suggestions for the

design of and colors to be used in the special license plate.

      3.  If an application for a special license

plate has been submitted pursuant to this section but the Department has not

yet designed, prepared or issued the plate, the applicant shall amend the

application with updated information when any of the following events take

place:

      (a) The name of the organization that submitted

the application has changed since the initial application was submitted.

      (b) The cause or charitable organization for

which the special license plate being requested is intended to generate

financial support has a different name than that set forth on the initial

application.

      (c) The cause or charitable organization for

which the special license plate being requested is intended to generate

financial support is different from that set forth on the initial application.

Ê The updated

information described in this subsection must be submitted to the Department

within 90 days after the relevant change takes place, unless the applicant has

received notice that the special license plate is on an agenda to be heard at a

meeting of the Commission on Special License Plates, in which case the updated

information must be submitted to the Department within 48 hours after the

applicant receives such notice. The updating of information pursuant to this

subsection does not alter, change or otherwise affect the issuance of special

license plates by the Department in accordance with the chronological order of

their authorization or approval, as described in subsection 2 of NRS 482.367008.

      4.  The Department may design and prepare a

special license plate requested pursuant to subsection 1 if:

      (a) The Department determines that the

application for that plate complies with subsection 2; and

      (b) The Commission on Special License Plates

recommends to the Department that the Department approve the application for

that plate pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS

482.367004.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.367008, the Department may issue a special

license plate that:

      (a) The Department has designed and prepared

pursuant to this section;

      (b) The Commission on Special License Plates has

recommended the Department approve for issuance pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 482.367004; and

      (c) Complies with the requirements of subsection

6 of NRS 482.270,

Ê for any

passenger car or light commercial vehicle upon application by a person who is

entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265

and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration and licensing

pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized prestige

license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be

combined with a special license plate issued pursuant to this section if that

person pays the fees for personalized prestige license plates in addition to

the fees for the special license plate.

      6.  The Department must promptly release

the surety bond posted pursuant to subsection 2:

      (a) If the Department determines not to issue the

special license plate; or

      (b) If it is determined that at least 1,000

special license plates have been issued pursuant to the assessment of the

viability of the design of the special license plate conducted pursuant to NRS 482.367008, except that if the special license

plate is one of the type described in subsection 3 of NRS

482.367008, the Department must promptly release the surety bond posted

pursuant to subsection 2 if it is determined that at least 3,000 special

license plates have been issued pursuant to the assessment of the viability of

the design of the special license plate conducted pursuant to NRS 482.367008.

      7.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 3064; A 2007, 323, 798, 1037; 2013, 1400,

1474, 2549, 2833)

      NRS 482.367004  Commission on Special License Plates: Creation; membership;

term; service without salary or compensation; administrative support; duties.

      1.  There is hereby created the Commission

on Special License Plates. The Commission is advisory to the Department and

consists of five Legislators and three nonvoting members as follows:

      (a) Five Legislators appointed by the Legislative

Commission:

             (1) One of whom is the Legislator who

served as the Chair of the Assembly Standing Committee on Transportation during

the most recent legislative session. That Legislator may designate an alternate

to serve in place of the Legislator when absent. The alternate must be another

Legislator who also served on the Assembly Standing Committee on Transportation

during the most recent legislative session.

             (2) One of whom is the Legislator who

served as the Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation during

the most recent legislative session. That Legislator may designate an alternate

to serve in place of the Legislator when absent. The alternate must be another

Legislator who also served on the Senate Standing Committee on Transportation

during the most recent legislative session.

      (b) Three nonvoting members consisting of:

             (1) The Director of the Department of

Motor Vehicles, or a designee of the Director.

             (2) The Director of the Department of

Public Safety, or a designee of the Director.

             (3) The Director of the Department of

Tourism and Cultural Affairs, or a designee of the Director.

      2.  Each member of the Commission appointed

pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1 serves a term of 2 years, commencing

on July 1 of each odd-numbered year. A vacancy on the Commission must be filled

in the same manner as the original appointment.

      3.  Members of the Commission serve without

salary or compensation for their travel or per diem expenses.

      4.  The Director of the Legislative Counsel

Bureau shall provide administrative support to the Commission.

      5.  The Commission shall recommend to the

Department that the Department approve or disapprove:

      (a) Applications for the design, preparation and

issuance of special license plates that are submitted to the Department

pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 482.367002;

      (b) The issuance by the Department of special

license plates that have been designed and prepared pursuant to NRS 482.367002; and

      (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7,

applications for the design, preparation and issuance of special license plates

that have been authorized by an act of the Legislature after January 1, 2007.

Ê In

determining whether to recommend to the Department the approval of such an

application or issuance, the Commission shall consider, without limitation,

whether it would be appropriate and feasible for the Department to, as

applicable, design, prepare or issue the particular special license plate. For

the purpose of making recommendations to the Department, the Commission shall

consider each application in the chronological order in which the application

was received by the Department.

      6.  On or before September 1 of each fiscal

year, the Commission shall compile a list of each special license plate for

which the Commission, during the immediately preceding fiscal year, recommended

to the Department that the Department approve the application for the special

license plate or approve the issuance of the special license plate. The list so

compiled must set forth, for each such plate, the cause or charitable

organization for which the special license plate generates or would generate

financial support, and the intended use to which the financial support is being

put or would be put. The Commission shall transmit the information described in

this subsection to the Department and the Department shall make that

information available on its Internet website.

      7.  The provisions of paragraph (c) of

subsection 5 do not apply with regard to special license plates that are issued

pursuant to NRS 482.3757, 482.3785,

482.3787 or 482.37901.

      8.  The Commission shall:

      (a) Recommend to the Department that the

Department approve or disapprove any proposed change in the distribution of

money received in the form of additional fees. As used in this paragraph,

“additional fees” means the fees that are charged in connection with the

issuance or renewal of a special license plate for the benefit of a particular

cause, fund or charitable organization. The term does not include registration

and license fees or governmental services taxes.

      (b) If it recommends a proposed change pursuant

to paragraph (a) and determines that legislation is required to carry out the

change, recommend to the Department that the Department request the assistance

of the Legislative Counsel in the preparation of a bill draft to carry out the

change.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 3065; A 2005, 2847; 2007, 575, 804, 819, 1038; 2009, 493; 2011, 1792,

2985; 2013, 556, 1476, 2550)

      NRS 482.367006  Fees.

      1.  The fee for special license plates

designed, prepared and issued pursuant to NRS

482.367002 is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and

license fees and governmental services taxes. The license plates are renewable

upon the payment of $10.

      2.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 1, if a special license plate is designed, prepared

and issued pursuant to NRS 482.367002 to

generate financial support for a particular cause or charitable organization, a

person who requests a set of such license plates must pay for the initial

issuance of the plates an additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of the

plates an additional fee of $20, to be distributed in the manner described in

subsection 3.

      3.  The Department shall deposit the

additional fees collected pursuant to subsection 2 with the State Treasurer for

credit to an account created in the State General Fund for the benefit of the

particular cause or charitable organization for whose financial benefit the

special license plate was created. The Department shall designate an

appropriate state agency to administer the account. The state agency designated

by the Department to administer the account shall, at least once each quarter,

distribute the fees deposited pursuant to this subsection to the particular

cause or charitable organization for whose benefit the special license plate

was created.

      4.  Money in an account created pursuant to

subsection 3 does not lapse to the State General Fund at the end of a fiscal

year. The interest and income earned on money in such an account, after

deducting any applicable charges, must be credited to the account.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 3066)

      NRS 482.367008  Limitation on number of separate designs of special license

plates that may be in issuance at any one time; issuance of additional designs

of special license plates; annual assessment of viability of current designs;

notice of declining circulation; cessation of issuance of plates whose

circulation falls below certain levels.

      1.  As used in this section, “special

license plate” means:

      (a) A license plate that the Department has

designed and prepared pursuant to NRS 482.367002

in accordance with the system of application and petition described in that

section;

      (b) A license plate approved by the Legislature

that the Department has designed and prepared pursuant to NRS 482.3747, 482.37903,

482.37905, 482.37917,

482.379175, 482.37918,

482.37919, 482.3792,

482.3793, 482.37933,

482.37934, 482.37935,

482.379355, 482.379365,

482.37937, 482.379375,

482.37938 or 482.37945;

and

      (c) Except for a license plate that is issued

pursuant to NRS 482.3757, 482.3785,

482.3787 or 482.37901,

a license plate that is approved by the Legislature after July 1, 2005.

      2.  Notwithstanding any other provision of

law to the contrary, and except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the

Department shall not, at any one time, issue more than 30 separate designs of

special license plates. Whenever the total number of separate designs of

special license plates issued by the Department at any one time is less than

30, the Department shall issue a number of additional designs of special

license plates that have been authorized by an act of the Legislature or the

application for which has been recommended by the Commission on Special License

Plates to be approved by the Department pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 482.367004, not to exceed a total of 30 designs

issued by the Department at any one time. Such additional designs must be

issued by the Department in accordance with the chronological order of their

authorization or approval by the Department.

      3.  In addition to the special license

plates described in subsection 2, the Department may issue not more than five

separate designs of special license plates in excess of the limit set forth in

that subsection. To qualify for issuance pursuant to this subsection:

      (a) The Commission on Special License Plates must

have recommended to the Department that the Department approve the design,

preparation and issuance of the special plates as described in paragraphs (a)

and (b) of subsection 5 of NRS 482.367004; and

      (b) The special license plates must have been

applied for, designed, prepared and issued pursuant to NRS 482.367002, except that:

             (1) The application for the special

license plates must be accompanied by a surety bond posted with the Department

in the amount of $20,000; and

             (2) Pursuant to the assessment of the

viability of the design of the special license plates that is conducted

pursuant to this section, it is determined that at least 3,000 special license

plates have been issued.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, on October 1 of each year the Department shall assess the viability

of each separate design of special license plate that the Department is

currently issuing by determining the total number of validly registered motor

vehicles to which that design of special license plate is affixed. The

Department shall not determine the total number of validly registered motor

vehicles to which a particular design of special license plate is affixed if:

      (a) The particular design of special license

plate was designed and prepared by the Department pursuant to NRS 482.367002; and

      (b) On October 1, that particular design of

special license plate has been available to be issued for less than 12 months.

      5.  If, on October 1, the total number of

validly registered motor vehicles to which a particular design of special

license plate is affixed is:

      (a) In the case of special license plates not

described in subsection 3, less than 1,000; or

      (b) In the case of special license plates

described in subsection 3, less than 3,000,

Ê the Director

shall provide notice of that fact in the manner described in subsection 6.

      6.  The notice required pursuant to

subsection 5 must be provided:

      (a) If the special license plate generates

financial support for a cause or charitable organization, to that cause or

charitable organization.

      (b) If the special license plate does not

generate financial support for a cause or charitable organization, to an entity

which is involved in promoting the activity, place or other matter that is

depicted on the plate.

      7.  If, on December 31 of the same year in

which notice was provided pursuant to subsections 5 and 6, the total number of

validly registered motor vehicles to which a particular design of special

license plate is affixed is:

      (a) In the case of special license plates not

described in subsection 3, less than 1,000; or

      (b) In the case of special license plates

described in subsection 3, less than 3,000,

Ê the Director

shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, issue an

order providing that the Department will no longer issue that particular design

of special license plate. Such an order does not require existing holders of

that particular design of special license plate to surrender their plates to

the Department and does not prohibit those holders from renewing those plates.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 3066; A 2005, 2848; 2007, 575; 2009, 494; 2011, 303, 1793; 2013, 472, 557, 1401, 1478, 2552)

Pledge of Legislature

      NRS 482.36705  Special license plates authorized by act of Legislature: Minimum

number of applications; compliance with limitation on issuance of more than

certain number of separate designs of special license plates; recommendation by

Commission on Special License Plates.

      1.  Except

as otherwise provided in subsection 2:

      (a) If a new special license plate is authorized

by an act of the Legislature after January 1, 2003, other than a special

license plate that is authorized pursuant to NRS

482.379375, the Legislature will direct that the license plate not be

designed, prepared or issued by the Department unless the Department receives

at least 1,000 applications for the issuance of that plate within 2 years after

the effective date of the act of the Legislature that authorized the plate.

      (b) In addition to the requirements set forth in

paragraph (a), if a new special license plate is authorized by an act of the

Legislature after July 1, 2005, the Legislature will direct that the license

plate not be issued by the Department unless its issuance complies with

subsection 2 of NRS 482.367008.

      (c) In addition to the requirements set forth in

paragraphs (a) and (b), if a new special license plate is authorized by an act

of the Legislature after January 1, 2007, the Legislature will direct that the

license plate not be designed, prepared or issued by the Department unless the

Commission on Special License Plates recommends to the Department that the

Department approve the application for the authorized plate pursuant to NRS 482.367004.

      2.  The provisions of subsection 1 do not

apply with regard to special license plates that are issued pursuant to NRS 482.3757, 482.3785, 482.3787 or 482.37901.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1837; A 2005, 2850; 2007, 577, 805; 2009, 495, 957; 2011, 1795;

2013, 559,

1479, 2553)

Special License Plates Associated With Military or Public

Service, or Membership in or Affiliation With Certain Groups

      NRS 482.3672  Member of the press.

      1.  An owner of a motor vehicle who is a

resident of this State and who is regularly employed or engaged as an editor,

reporter or photographer by a newspaper or television or radio station may,

upon signed application on a form prescribed and provided by the Department,

accompanied by:

      (a) The fee charged for personalized prestige

license plates in NRS 482.367 in addition to all

other required registration fees and taxes; and

      (b) A letter from the news director, editor or

publisher of the periodical or station by whom the person is employed,

Ê be issued

license plates upon which is inscribed PRESS with a number of characters,

including numbers and letters, as determined necessary by the Director.

      2.  Each person who is eligible for special

license plates under this section may apply for one set of plates. The plates

may be used only on a private passenger vehicle or a noncommercial truck.

      3.  When a person to whom special license

plates have been issued pursuant to this section leaves the service of the

newspaper or station which has provided the letter required by subsection 1,

the person shall surrender any special plates he or she possesses to the

Department and is entitled to receive regular Nevada license plates.

Surrendered plates may be reissued or disposed of in a manner authorized by the

regulations of the Department.

      4.  The Department may adopt regulations

governing the issuance of special license plates to members of the press.

      5.  Special license plates issued pursuant

to this section are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1550; A 1987, 1146; 1997, 2997; 2013, 2553)

      NRS 482.3675  Honorary consul of foreign country.

      1.  An owner of a motor vehicle who is a

United States citizen or a citizen of a foreign country residing in this State

and who holds from a foreign country a letter of appointment as an honorary

consul may, upon signed application on a form prescribed and provided by the

Department, accompanied by:

      (a) The fee charged for personalized prestige

license plates in NRS 482.367 in addition to all

other required registration fees and taxes; and

      (b) A copy of the letter of appointment from that

country,

Ê be issued a

set of license plates upon which is inscribed CONSULAR CORPS with a number of

characters, including numbers and letters, as determined necessary by the

Director.

      2.  Each person who is eligible for special

license plates under this section may apply for one set of plates. The plates

may be used only on a private passenger vehicle or a noncommercial truck.

      3.  When a person to whom special license

plates have been issued pursuant to this section loses his or her status as an

honorary consul, the person shall surrender any special plates he or she

possesses to the Department and is entitled to receive regular Nevada license

plates. Surrendered plates may be reissued or disposed of in a manner

authorized by the regulations of the Department.

      4.  The Department may adopt regulations

governing the issuance of special license plates to honorary consuls of foreign

countries. The Department shall include on the form for application a notice to

the applicant that the issuance of such license plates does not confer any

diplomatic immunity.

      5.  Special license plates issued pursuant

to this section are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      (Added to NRS by 1983, 813; A 1987, 1146; 1997, 2998; 2013, 2554)

      NRS 482.368  Distinguishing plates for exempt vehicles: Issuance; fees; interstate

agreements; application; regulations.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, the Department shall provide suitable distinguishing license

plates for exempt vehicles. These plates must be displayed on the vehicles in

the same manner as provided for privately owned vehicles. The fee for the

issuance of the plates is $5. Any license plates authorized by this section

must be immediately returned to the Department when the vehicle for which they

were issued ceases to be used exclusively for the purpose for which it was

exempted from the governmental services tax.

      2.  License plates furnished for:

      (a) Those vehicles which are maintained for and

used by the Governor or under the authority and direction of the Chief Parole

and Probation Officer, the State Contractors’ Board and auditors, the State

Fire Marshal, the Investigation Division of the Department of Public Safety and

any authorized federal law enforcement agency or law enforcement agency from

another state;

      (b) One vehicle used by the Department of

Corrections, three vehicles used by the Department of Wildlife, two vehicles

used by the Caliente Youth Center and four vehicles used by the Nevada Youth

Training Center;

      (c) Vehicles of a city, county or the State, if

authorized by the Department for the purposes of law enforcement or work

related thereto or such other purposes as are approved upon proper application

and justification;

      (d) Two vehicles used by the office of the county

coroner of any county which has created that office pursuant to NRS 244.163; and

      (e) Vehicles maintained for and used by

investigators of the following:

             (1) The State Gaming Control Board;

             (2) The State Department of Agriculture;

             (3) The Attorney General;

             (4) City or county juvenile officers;

             (5) District attorneys’ offices;

             (6) Public administrators’ offices;

             (7) Public guardians’ offices;

             (8) Sheriffs’ offices;

             (9) Police departments in the State; and

             (10) The Securities Division of the Office

of the Secretary of State,

Ê must not

bear any distinguishing mark which would serve to identify the vehicles as

owned by the State, county or city. These license plates must be issued

annually for $12 per plate or, if issued in sets, per set.

      3.  The Director may enter into agreements

with departments of motor vehicles of other states providing for exchanges of

license plates of regular series for vehicles maintained for and used by

investigators of the law enforcement agencies enumerated in paragraph (e) of

subsection 2, subject to all of the requirements imposed by that paragraph,

except that the fee required by that paragraph must not be charged.

      4.  Applications for the licenses must be

made through the head of the department, board, bureau, commission, school

district or irrigation district, or through the chair of the board of county

commissioners of the county or town or through the mayor of the city, owning or

controlling the vehicles, and no plate or plates may be issued until a certificate

has been filed with the Department showing that the name of the department,

board, bureau, commission, county, city, town, school district or irrigation

district, as the case may be, and the words “For Official Use Only” have been

permanently and legibly affixed to each side of the vehicle, except those

vehicles enumerated in subsection 2.

      5.  As used in this section, “exempt

vehicle” means a vehicle exempt from the governmental services tax, except a

vehicle owned by the United States.

      6.  The Department shall adopt regulations

governing the use of all license plates provided for in this section. Upon a

finding by the Department of any violation of its regulations, it may revoke

the violator’s privilege of registering vehicles pursuant to this section.

      [Part 6:202:1931; A 1941, 51; 1949, 511; 1953,

52]—(NRS A 1957, 61, 744; 1961, 386, 630; 1963, 693; 1967, 166; 1969, 130;

1973, 85, 290, 1123; 1977, 290; 1979, 254, 931; 1981, 1529, 2006; 1983, 728; 1985, 927, 1354, 1936; 1989, 557, 1961; 1991, 2313; 1993, 31, 779, 1641; 1995, 579; 1999, 3625; 2001, 314, 2549; 2001

Special Session, 244; 2003, 289, 1565; 2009, 958)

      NRS 482.369  Distinguishing plates for exempt vehicles: Specifications.  In providing the distinguishing plates to be

issued pursuant to NRS 482.368, the Director shall:

      1.  Select combinations of letters and

numbers which are not confusingly similar to the combinations prescribed by NRS 482.270, 482.2705 and

482.274.

      2.  Employ letters and numbers of the same

size as are used on license plates issued pursuant to NRS

482.270 and 482.2705.

      (Added to NRS by 1969, 1051; A 1981, 1552; 1983, 812)

      NRS 482.370  United States Senators and Representatives.

      1.  The Department shall furnish to each

United States Senator a special license plate or plates showing on the face

thereof, “U.S.S. 1,” in the case of the senior Senator and “U.S.S. 2,” in the

case of the junior Senator.

      2.  The Department shall furnish to United

States Representatives suitably distinctive plates.

      3.  The Department shall issue plates

pursuant to this section upon payment of the license fees set forth in NRS 482.3745.

      [Part 12:202:1931; A 1949, 45; 1953, 106; 1955,

582]—(NRS A 1959, 914; 1981, 656; 1991, 2314)

      NRS 482.372  Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Controller and

Attorney General.  Upon payment of

the license fees set forth in NRS 482.3745, the

Department shall furnish to the Secretary of State, the State Treasurer, the

State Controller and the Attorney General special license plates showing,

respectively, on the face thereof, “Secretary of State 3,” “State Treasurer 4,”

“State Controller 5” and “Attorney General 6.” The Department shall issue such

number of license plates as may be necessary for all private cars owned by

these public officers.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 933; A 1991, 2314)

      NRS 482.373  Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

      1.  The Department shall furnish to the

Governor a special license plate or plates showing on the face thereof “1”

without county designation. The Department shall issue such number of license

plates as may be necessary for all private cars owned by the Governor upon

payment of the license fees set forth in NRS 482.3745.

      2.  The Department shall furnish to the

Lieutenant Governor a special license plate or plates showing on the face

thereof “2” without county designation. The Department shall issue such number

of license plates as may be necessary for all private cars owned by the

Lieutenant Governor upon payment of the license fees set forth in NRS 482.3745.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 107; A 1991, 2314)

      NRS 482.374  Legislators, Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in a

special act, the Department shall furnish to each State Senator, State

Assemblyman and State Assemblywoman a special license plate or plates showing

on the face thereof, in the case of the Senators, “State Senator,” together

with the designated number showing the seniority of the Senator in the Senate,

and, in the case of the members of the Assembly, “State Assemblyman” or “State

Assemblywoman,” as appropriate, together with the designated number showing the

seniority of that member in the Assembly. If two or more Legislators have the

same seniority, the designated number given to them must be determined

according to the alphabetical order of their last names, except that numbers

drawn by lot by Legislators having the same seniority before January 1, 1971,

must be maintained in the same sequence.

      2.  The Department shall furnish to each

justice of the Supreme Court a special license plate or plates showing on the

face thereof “Supreme Court Justice,” together with the designated number

showing the seniority of the justice. If two or more justices have the same

seniority, the designated number given to them must be determined according to

the alphabetical order of their last names.

      3.  The Department shall furnish to each judge

of the Court of Appeals a special license plate or plates showing on thereof

“Court of Appeals Judge,” together with the designated number showing the

seniority of the judge. If two or more judges have the same seniority, the

designated number given to them must be determined according to the

alphabetical order of their last names.

      4.  The Department shall issue the license

plates described in this section and a duplicate set of those plates to the

State Legislators, judges of the Court of Appeals and justices of the Supreme

Court upon payment of the license fees set forth in NRS

482.3745.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 923; A 1989, 1856; 1991, 2315; 1997, 1531; 1999, 459, 2647; 2013, 1786)

      NRS 482.3745  Fees for license plates for congressional delegates and public

officers.  The fee for a license

plate or set of plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.370

to 482.374, inclusive, is $5, in addition to all

other applicable registration and license fees and governmental services taxes.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2312; A 2001, 315)

      NRS 482.3747  Collegiate license plates.

      1.  The Department, in cooperation with the

Board of Regents and the athletic departments of the University of Nevada,

Reno, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, shall design, prepare and issue

collegiate license plates, using any appropriate colors and designs to

represent each university.

      2.  The Department may issue collegiate

license plates for any passenger car or light commercial vehicle upon

application by any person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the

requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person

may request that personalized prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with collegiate license

plates if that person pays the fees for the personalized prestige license

plates in addition to the fees for the collegiate license plates pursuant to

subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for the collegiate license

plates is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and license

fees and governmental services taxes. Collegiate license plates are renewable

upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all fees for the

license, registration and governmental services taxes, a person who requests a

collegiate license plate shall pay for the initial issuance of a plate an

additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of the plate an additional fee of

$20 for academic and athletic scholarships to students of the University of

Nevada, Reno, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

      5.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

Collegiate License Plate Account in the State General Fund created pursuant to NRS 396.384.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of collegiate plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder may retain

the plates and:

      (a) Affix them to another vehicle which meets the

requirements of this section if the transfer and registration fees are paid as

set out in this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 1344; A 2001, 315; 2013, 2834)

      NRS 482.3748  Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section, the Department, in cooperation with the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted

Masons of the State of Nevada, shall design, prepare and issue license plates

that indicate affiliation with the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons

using any colors and designs which the Department deems appropriate. The

Department shall not design, prepare or issue the license plates unless it

receives at least 250 applications for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  The Department shall issue license

plates that indicate affiliation with the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted

Masons for a passenger car or a light commercial vehicle upon application by a

person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS

482.265 and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration

and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized

prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS

482.3667 be combined with license plates that indicate affiliation with the

Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons if that person pays the fees for the

personalized prestige license plates in addition to the fees for the license

plates that indicate affiliation with the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted

Masons.

      3.  An application for the issuance or

renewal of license plates that indicate affiliation with the Grand Lodge of

Free and Accepted Masons is void unless it has been stamped or otherwise

validated by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons. The Grand Lodge of

Free and Accepted Masons may charge a fee for validating an application.

      4.  The fee payable to the Department for

license plates that indicate affiliation with the Grand Lodge of Free and

Accepted Masons is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and

license fees and governmental services taxes. The license plates are renewable

upon the payment to the Department of $10 in addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes.

      5.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder may retain

the plates and:

      (a) Affix them to another vehicle that meets the

requirements of this section if the transfer and registration fees are paid as

set out in this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      6.  For the purposes of this section,

“Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons” means the Grand Lodge of Free and

Accepted Masons of the State of Nevada, or its successor, and any recognized

sister jurisdiction or organization of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted

Masons.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 172; A 1997, 3004; 2001, 316; 2013, 2835)

      NRS 482.3749  Hall of fame athletes.

      1.  The Department shall, using any colors

and designs that the Department deems appropriate, design, prepare and issue

license plates which indicate status as a hall of fame athlete. The design of

the license plates must include the words “hall of fame.”

      2.  The Department shall issue license

plates that indicate status as a hall of fame athlete for a passenger car or a

light commercial vehicle upon application by a person who is entitled to

license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who

otherwise complies with the requirements for registration and licensing

pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized prestige

license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be

combined with license plates that indicate status as a hall of fame athlete if

that person pays the fees for the personalized prestige license plates in

addition to the fees for the license plates that indicate status as a hall of

fame athlete.

      3.  An application for the issuance or

renewal of license plates that indicate status as a hall of fame athlete is

void unless it is accompanied by documentation which, in the determination of

the Department, provides reasonable proof of identity and status as a hall of

fame athlete.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes:

      (a) A person who requests license plates that

indicate status as a hall of fame athlete shall pay a fee to the Department of

$35.

      (b) License plates that indicate status as a hall

of fame athlete are renewable upon the payment to the Department of $10.

      5.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder may retain

the plates and:

      (a) Affix them to another vehicle that meets the

requirements of this section if the transfer and registration fees are paid as

set forth in this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      6.  As used in this section, “hall of fame

athlete” means a current or former athlete who has been inducted into a hall of

fame pertaining to the sport in which the athlete participates or participated,

including, but not limited to:

      (a) The National Baseball Hall of Fame, located

in Cooperstown, New York.

      (b) The Basketball Hall of Fame, located in

Springfield, Massachusetts.

      (c) The Pro Football Hall of Fame, located in

Canton, Ohio.

      (d) The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto,

Ontario, Canada.

      (e) The National Soccer Hall of Fame, located in

Oneonta, New York.

      (f) The International Tennis Hall of Fame,

located in Newport, Rhode Island.

      (g) The Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, located in

Colorado Springs, Colorado.

      (h) Any hall of fame which has been established

at a university, state college or community college within the Nevada System of

Higher Education.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1547; A 1997, 3006; 1999, 463; 2001, 317; 2005, 371; 2013, 211, 2836)

      NRS 482.375  Holder of license for amateur radio station.

      1.  An owner of a motor vehicle who is a

resident of the State of Nevada and who holds an unrevoked and unexpired

official amateur radio station license issued by the Federal Communications

Commission, upon application accompanied by proof of ownership of that license,

complying with the state motor vehicle laws relating to registration and

licensing of motor vehicles, and upon the payment of the regular license fee

for plates as prescribed by law, and the payment of an additional fee of $35,

must be issued a license plate or plates, upon which in lieu of the numbers as

prescribed by law must be inscribed the words “RADIO AMATEUR” and the official

amateur radio call letters of the applicant as assigned by the Federal

Communications Commission. The annual fee for a renewal sticker is $10 unless

waived by the Department pursuant to subsection 2. The plate or plates may be

used only on a private passenger car, trailer or travel trailer or on a

noncommercial truck, except that such plates may not be used on a full trailer

or semitrailer that is registered pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 482.483.

      2.  The Department may waive the annual fee

for a renewal sticker if the applicant for renewal:

      (a) Submits with the application for renewal a

statement under penalty of perjury that the applicant will assist in communications

during local, state and federal emergencies; and

      (b) Satisfies any other requirements established

by the Department by regulation for such a waiver.

      3.  The cost of the die and modifications

necessary for the issuance of a license plate pursuant to this section must be

paid from private sources without any expense to the State of Nevada.

      4.  The Department may adopt regulations:

      (a) To ensure compliance with all state license

laws relating to the use and operation of a motor vehicle before issuance of

the plates in lieu of the regular Nevada license plate or plates.

      (b) Setting forth the requirements and procedure

for obtaining a waiver of the annual fee for a renewal sticker.

      5.  All applications for the plates

authorized by this section must be made to the Department.

      [1:253:1951] + [2:253:1951] + [3:253:1951]—(NRS A

1959, 914; 1965, 318; 1975, 63; 1979, 309; 1983, 1229; 1985, 682; 1987, 1147; 1989, 1615; 1991, 2315; 1993, 2166; 1997, 2998; 2013, 2837)

      NRS 482.3753  Professional full-time salaried firefighters.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section, the Department, in cooperation with professional full-time salaried

firefighters in the State of Nevada, shall design, prepare and issue license

plates that recognize current or former employment as a professional full-time

salaried firefighter using any colors and designs which the Department deems

appropriate. The Department shall not design, prepare or issue the license

plates unless it receives at least 250 applications for the issuance of those

plates.

      2.  The Department shall issue license

plates that recognize current or former employment as a professional full-time

salaried firefighter for a passenger car or a light commercial vehicle upon

application by a qualified person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to

NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the

requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person

may request that personalized prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with license plates that

recognize current or former employment as a professional full-time salaried

firefighter if that person pays the fees for the personalized prestige license

plates in addition to the fees for the license plates that recognize current or

former employment as a professional full-time salaried firefighter.

      3.  An application for the issuance or

renewal of license plates that recognize current or former employment as a

professional full-time salaried firefighter is void unless it is accompanied by

documentation which, in the determination of the Department, provides

reasonable proof of the identity of the applicant and proof of the applicant’s:

      (a) Current employment as a professional

full-time salaried firefighter; or

      (b) Status as a former professional full-time

salaried firefighter who retired from employment after completing at least 10

years of creditable service as a firefighter within this State with:

             (1) A fire department; or

             (2) A federal or state agency, the duties

of which involve the prevention and suppression of fires, including, without

limitation, the Bureau of Land Management and the Division of Forestry of the

State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

      4.  Proof of an applicant’s current or

former employment as a professional full-time salaried firefighter must consist

of:

      (a) An identification card issued by the

Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada or its successor;

      (b) An identification card issued by the Nevada

Fire Chiefs Association or its successor; or

      (c) A letter certifying the applicant’s current

or former employment as a professional full-time salaried firefighter, which

letter must be from:

             (1) The Professional Fire Fighters of

Nevada or its successor;

             (2) The Nevada Fire Chiefs Association or

its successor; or

             (3) The chief officer of a federal or

state agency, the duties of which involve the prevention and suppression of

fires, including, without limitation, the Bureau of Land Management and the

Division of Forestry of the State Department of Conservation and Natural

Resources.

      5.  The fee payable to the Department for

license plates that recognize current or former employment as a professional

full-time salaried firefighter is $35, in addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The license

plates are renewable upon the payment to the Department of $10 in addition to

all other applicable registration and license fees and governmental services

taxes.

      6.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fees

prescribed in subsection 5, a person who requests a set of license plates that

recognize current or former employment as a professional full-time salaried

firefighter must pay for the initial issuance of the plates an additional fee

of $25 and for each renewal of the plates an additional fee of $20 to support

the Professional Fire Fighters of Nevada Benevolent Association.

      7.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 6 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute

the fees deposited pursuant to this subsection to the Professional Fire Fighters

of Nevada Benevolent Association.

      8.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the transfer and

registration fees are paid as set out in this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      9.  As used in this section, “professional

full-time salaried firefighter” means a person employed in this State in a

full-time salaried occupation of fire fighting for the benefit or safety of the

public.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1358; A 2001, 318, 1510; 2007, 78; 2013, 2838)

      NRS 482.3754  Volunteer firefighters.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section, the Department, in cooperation with the Nevada State Firefighters’

Association or its successor, shall design, prepare and issue license plates

that recognize current or former service as a volunteer firefighter using any

colors and designs which the Department deems appropriate. The Department shall

not design, prepare or issue the license plates unless it receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  The Department shall issue license

plates that recognize current or former service as a volunteer firefighter for

a passenger car or a light commercial vehicle upon application by a qualified

person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS

482.265 and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration

and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized

prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS

482.3667 be combined with license plates that recognize current or former

service as a volunteer firefighter if that person pays the fees for the

personalized prestige license plates in addition to the fees for the license

plates that recognize current or former service as a volunteer firefighter.

      3.  An application for the issuance or renewal

of license plates that recognize current or former service as a volunteer

firefighter is void unless it is accompanied by documentation which, in the

determination of the Department, provides reasonable proof of the identity of

the applicant and proof of the applicant’s current service as a volunteer

firefighter or status as a former volunteer firefighter who retired from

service as a volunteer firefighter within this State after completing at least

10 years of active service. Proof of an applicant’s current or former service

as a volunteer firefighter must consist of:

      (a) An identification card which indicates that

the applicant currently serves as a volunteer firefighter; or

      (b) A letter from the chief officer of a

volunteer or combination fire department certifying the applicant’s current or

former service as a volunteer firefighter.

      4.  The fee payable to the Department for

license plates that recognize current or former service as a volunteer

firefighter is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and

license fees and governmental services taxes. The license plates are renewable

upon the payment to the Department of $10 in addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes.

      5.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fees

prescribed in subsection 4, a person who requests a set of license plates that

recognize current or former service as a volunteer firefighter must pay for the

initial issuance of the plates an additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of

the plates an additional fee of $20 to support the training of volunteer

firefighters.

      6.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 5 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall account separately for the money

deposited pursuant to this subsection and reserve such money for expenditure by

the State Fire Marshal in accordance with this subsection. The State Fire

Marshal may expend the money reserved pursuant to this subsection solely for

the support of, and to pay expenses related to, training for volunteer

firefighters provided by or as directed by the Board of Directors of the Nevada

State Firefighters’ Association or its successor.

      7.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the transfer and

registration fees are paid as set out in this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      8.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Combination fire department” means a fire

department that is:

             (1) Served by both volunteer and full-time

salaried firefighters; and

             (2) Recognized as such by the State Fire

Marshal.

      (b) “Volunteer fire department” means a fire department

recognized as a bona fide volunteer fire department by the State Fire Marshal.

      (c) “Volunteer firefighter” means a person who

serves actively in an unpaid capacity in a volunteer or combination fire

department within this State as a firefighter for the benefit or safety of the

public.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1508; A 2013, 2839)

      NRS 482.3755  Member of Nevada Wing of Civil Air Patrol.

      1.  An owner of a motor vehicle who is a

resident of this State and is a member of the Nevada Wing of the Civil Air

Patrol may, upon application on a form prescribed and furnished by the

Department, signed by the member and his or her commanding officer and

accompanied by proof of membership, be issued license plates upon which is

inscribed “CIVIL AIR PATROL” with a number of characters, including numbers and

letters, as determined necessary by the Director. The fee for the special

license plates is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and

license fees and governmental services taxes. The annual fee for a renewal

sticker is $10.

      2.  Each member may request two sets of

license plates as described in subsection 1. The second set of license plates

for an additional vehicle must have a different number than the first set of

license plates issued to the same member. The license plates may only be used

on private passenger vehicles or noncommercial trucks.

      3.  Any member of the Nevada Wing of the

Civil Air Patrol who retires or is honorably discharged may retain any license

plates issued to the member pursuant to subsection 1. If a member is

dishonorably discharged, he or she shall surrender any of these special plates

in his or her possession to the Department at least 10 days before the member’s

discharge and, in lieu of those plates, is entitled to receive regular Nevada

license plates.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 193; A 1991, 2322; 1997, 2999; 2001, 318; 2013, 2554)

      NRS 482.3757  Peace officer who is recipient of medal.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section, the Department shall design, prepare and issue license plates honoring

peace officers who have received a medal specified in subsection 3, or the

equivalent thereof.

      2.  Each person who qualifies for special

license plates pursuant to this section may apply for not more than two sets of

plates. If the person applies for a second set of plates for an additional

vehicle, the second set of plates must have a different number than the first

set of plates issued to the person. Special license plates issued pursuant to

this section may be used only on a private passenger vehicle, a noncommercial

truck or a motor home.

      3.  The Department shall issue specially

designed license plates for any person qualified pursuant to this section who

submits an application on a form prescribed by the Department and evidence

satisfactory to the Department that the person is:

      (a) A current or former peace officer who has

received one or more of the following medals, or the equivalent thereof, for

his or her service as a peace officer:

             (1) The Medal of Honor;

             (2) The Purple Heart;

             (3) The Medal of Valor;

             (4) The Lifesaving Medal;

             (5) The Meritorious Service Medal; or

             (6) The Distinguished Service Medal; or

      (b) A family member of a person who was:

             (1) Killed in the line of duty while

serving as a peace officer; and

             (2) Awarded posthumously the Medal of

Honor, or the equivalent thereof, for his or her actions as a peace officer.

      4.  A qualifying event described in

subsection 3 that entitles a person to special license plates issued pursuant

to the provisions of this section is a qualifying event regardless of whether

the event occurs or occurred before, on or after July 1, 2013.

      5.  If, during a registration year, the

holder of a set of special license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of

this section disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the

holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle which meets the requirements of this section and report the change to the

Department in accordance with the procedure set forth for other transfers; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      6.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, no fee in addition to the applicable registration and license fees

and governmental services taxes may be charged for the issuance or renewal of a

set of special license plates pursuant to this section. If the special plates

issued pursuant to this section are lost, stolen or mutilated, the owner of the

vehicle may secure a set of replacement license plates from the Department for

a fee of $5.

      7.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Family member” means a widow, widower,

parent, stepparent, grandparent, child, stepchild, dependent, sibling, half

sibling or stepsibling.

      (b) “Killed in the line of duty while serving as

a peace officer” includes peace officers who:

             (1) Are killed directly in the line of

duty; and

             (2) Die as a result of injuries sustained

in the line of duty.

      (c) “Peace officer” means any person upon whom

some or all of the powers of a peace officer are conferred pursuant to NRS 289.150 to 289.360, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 554)

      NRS 482.376  Member of Nevada National Guard.

      1.  An owner of a motor vehicle who is a

resident of this State and is an enlisted or commissioned member of the Nevada

National Guard may, upon application on a form prescribed and furnished by the

Department, signed by the member and his or her commanding officer and

accompanied by proof of enlistment, be issued license plates upon which is inscribed

NAT’L GUARD with a number of characters, including numbers and letters, as

determined necessary by the Director. The applicant shall comply with the laws

of this State concerning motor vehicles, including the payment of the regular

registration fees, as prescribed by this chapter. There is an additional fee of

$5 for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  Each member may request two sets of

license plates as described in subsection 1. The second set of license plates

for an additional vehicle must have a different number than the first set of

license plates issued to the same member. The license plates may only be used

on private passenger vehicles or noncommercial trucks.

      3.  Any member of the Nevada National Guard

other than the Adjutant General, who retires or is honorably discharged may

retain any license plates issued to the member pursuant to subsection 1. The

Adjutant General shall surrender any license plates issued to him or her as

Adjutant General to the Department when he or she leaves office, and may then

be issued special license plates as described in subsection 1. If a member is

dishonorably discharged, the member shall surrender any of these special plates

in his or her possession to the Department at least 10 days before the member’s

discharge and, in lieu of those plates, is entitled to receive regular Nevada

license plates.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 154; A 1975, 64; 1985, 682, 759; 1987, 1147; 1991, 2315; 2013, 2555)

      NRS 482.3763  Support of outreach programs and services for veterans and their

families: Preparation; issuance; required inscriptions; retention or return of

plates upon disposal of vehicle; fees; replacement plates.

      1.  The Director shall order the

preparation of special license plates for the support of outreach programs and

services for veterans and their families and establish procedures for the

application for and issuance of the plates.

      2.  The Department shall, upon application

therefor and payment of the prescribed fees, issue special license plates for

the support of outreach programs and services for veterans and their families

to:

      (a) A veteran of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine

Corps or Coast Guard of the United States, a reserve component thereof or the

National Guard;

      (b) A female veteran; or

      (c) The spouse, parent or child of a person

described in paragraph (a) or (b).

Ê The plates

must be inscribed with the word “VETERAN” and with the seal of the branch of

the Armed Forces of the United States, the seal of the National Guard or an

image representative of the female veterans, as applicable, requested by the

applicant. A person may request that personalized prestige license plates

issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with

special license plates for the support of outreach programs and services for

veterans and their families if that person pays the fees for the personalized

prestige license plates in addition to the fees for the special license plates

for the support of outreach programs and services for veterans and their

families pursuant to subsection 4.

      3.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of special plates issued pursuant to this section disposes of the

vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle which meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes, and to the

special fee imposed pursuant to NRS 482.3764 for

the support of outreach programs and services for veterans and their families,

the fee for:

      (a) The initial issuance of the special license

plates is $35.

      (b) The annual renewal sticker is $10.

      5.  If the special plates issued pursuant

to this section are lost, stolen or mutilated, the owner of the vehicle may

secure a set of replacement license plates from the Department for a fee of

$10.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2599; A 1999, 1959; 2001, 319; 2005, 2850; 2007, 670; 2011, 1990;

2013, 2840)

      NRS 482.37635  Support of veterans’ homes: Decals indicating service in

specific military unit; design; application; compliance with federal law;

regulations.

      1.  The Director shall approve the design

and order the preparation of decals that may be affixed by the Department, upon

request, to special license plates issued pursuant to NRS

482.3763. The decals must:

      (a) Display the emblem or other insigne of

specific military units within particular branches of the Armed Forces of the

United States;

      (b) Be no more than 1 3/4 inches in height by 1

3/4 inches in width; and

      (c) Be affixed to the right side of the license

plates.

      2.  An applicant for the issuance or

renewal of the special license plates described in NRS

482.3763 may obtain decals for those plates if:

      (a) The military unit the applicant requests to

be displayed on the decals is a recognized unit within a particular branch of

the Armed Forces of the United States;

      (b) The applicant meets the requirements set

forth in NRS 482.3763; and

      (c) The applicant provides documentation which,

in the determination of the Department, provides reasonable proof of the

identity of the applicant and proof of his or her status as a member of the

specific military unit to be displayed on the decals.

      3.  The Director may use or imitate a seal,

emblem or other insigne of a unit within a branch of the Armed Forces of the

United States only if that use or imitation complies with the provisions of 10

U.S.C. § 1057.

      4.  The Department may adopt regulations

governing the issuance of a decal described in subsection 1.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1172)

      NRS 482.3764  Support of outreach programs and services for veterans and their

families: Collection of special fee for such support; affixment of certain

decals upon request of eligible applicant; disposition of money collected.

      1.  Before the Department issues to any

person, pursuant to NRS 482.3763:

      (a) An initial set of special license plates, it

shall:

             (1) Collect a special fee for the support

of outreach programs and services for veterans and their families in the amount

of $25; and

             (2) Affix a decal to each plate if

requested by an applicant who meets the requirements set forth in NRS 482.37635.

      (b) An annual renewal sticker, it shall:

             (1) Collect a special fee for the support

of outreach programs and services for veterans and their families in the amount

of $20; and

             (2) Affix a decal to each plate if

requested by an applicant who meets the requirements set forth in NRS 482.37635.

      2.  The Department shall deposit all money

collected pursuant to this section with the State Treasurer for credit to the

Gift Account for Veterans created by subsection 9 of NRS 417.145.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2599; A 1999, 1173, 1960, 1961; 2003, 3211; 2007, 670; 2013, 2519)

      NRS 482.3765  Veteran of Armed Forces of United States who survived attack on

Pearl Harbor: Choice of inscription; eligibility for not more than two sets of

plates; application; evidence of status; retention or return of plates upon

disposal of vehicle; fees.

      1.  A veteran of the Armed Forces of the

United States who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, is

entitled to specially designed license plates inscribed with the words “PEARL

HARBOR VETERAN” or “PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR,” at the option of the veteran, and a

number of characters, including numbers and letters, as determined necessary by

the Director.

      2.  Each person who qualifies for special

license plates pursuant to this section may apply for not more than two sets of

plates. If the person applies for a second set of plates for an additional

vehicle, the second set of plates must have a different number than the first

set of plates issued to the same applicant. Special license plates issued

pursuant to this section may be used only on a private passenger vehicle, a

noncommercial truck or a motor home.

      3.  The Department shall issue specially

designed license plates for persons qualified pursuant to this section who

submit an application on a form prescribed by the Department and evidence of

their status as a survivor required by the Department.

      4.  If, during a registration year, the

holder of a set of special license plates issued pursuant to this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle which meets the requirements of this section and report the change to

the Department in accordance with the procedure set forth for other transfers;

or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      5.  The fee for a set of special license

plates issued pursuant to this section is $25, in addition to all other

applicable registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The

annual fee for a renewal sticker for a set of special license plates issued

pursuant to this section is $5.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 411; A 1991, 2316; 1993, 1238; 2001, 319; 2007, 314; 2013, 2555)

      NRS 482.377  “Disabled Veteran,” “Disabled Female Veteran” or “Veteran Who Is

Disabled” and “Ex-Prisoner of War”: Choice of inscription as to disability;

eligibility for not more than two sets of plates; application; evidence of

status; retention or return of plates upon disposal of vehicle.

      1.  A veteran of the Armed Forces of the

United States who, as a result of his or her service:

      (a) Has suffered a 100-percent service-connected

disability and who receives compensation from the United States for the

disability is entitled to specially designed license plates that must be

inscribed with:

             (1) The words “DISABLED VETERAN,”

“DISABLED FEMALE VETERAN” or “VETERAN WHO IS DISABLED,” at the option of the

veteran;

             (2) The international symbol of access,

which must comply with any applicable federal standards and must be white on a

blue background; and

             (3) A number of characters, including

numbers and letters, as determined necessary by the Director.

      (b) Has been captured and held prisoner by a

military force of a foreign nation is entitled to specially designed license

plates inscribed with the words “EX PRISONER OF WAR” and a number of

characters, including numbers and letters, as determined necessary by the

Director.

      2.  Each person who qualifies for special

license plates pursuant to this section may apply for not more than two sets of

plates. If the person applies for a second set of plates for an additional

vehicle, the second set of plates must have a different number than the first

set of plates issued to the same applicant. Special license plates issued

pursuant to this section may be used only on a private passenger vehicle, a

noncommercial truck or a motor home.

      3.  The Department shall issue specially

designed license plates for persons qualified pursuant to this section who

submit an application on a form prescribed by the Department and evidence of

disability or former imprisonment required by the Department.

      4.  A vehicle on which license plates

issued by the Department pursuant to this section are displayed is exempt from

the payment of any parking fees, including those collected through parking

meters, charged by the State or any political subdivision or other public body

within the State, other than the United States.

      5.  If, during a registration year, the

holder of a set of special license plates issued pursuant to this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle which meets the requirements of this section and report the change to

the Department in accordance with the procedure set forth for other transfers;

or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1977, 1376; A 1979, 1303; 1981, 338; 1991, 2316; 2007, 315; 2011, 1990;

2013, 66,

2556)

      NRS 482.3775  Veteran of Armed Forces of United States awarded Purple Heart:

Eligibility for not more than two sets of plates; application; evidence of

status; retention or return of plates upon disposal of vehicle; replacement

plates.

      1.  A veteran of the Armed Forces of the

United States who was awarded the Purple Heart is entitled to specially

designed license plates which indicate that the veteran is a recipient of the

Purple Heart.

      2.  Each person who qualifies for special

license plates pursuant to this section may apply for not more than two sets of

plates. If the person applies for a second set of plates for an additional

vehicle, the second set of plates must have a different number than the first

set of plates issued to the same applicant. Special license plates issued

pursuant to this section may be used only on a private passenger vehicle, a noncommercial

truck or a motor home.

      3.  The Department shall issue specially

designed license plates for any person qualified pursuant to this section who

submits an application on a form prescribed by the Department and evidence of

his or her status as a recipient of the Purple Heart as required by the

Department. The Department may designate any appropriate colors for the special

plates.

      4.  If, during a registration year, the

holder of a set of special license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of

this section disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the

holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle which meets the requirements of this section and report the change to

the Department in accordance with the procedure set forth for other transfers;

or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, no fee in addition to the applicable registration and license fees and

governmental services taxes may be charged for the issuance or renewal of a set

of special license plates pursuant to this section. If the special plates

issued pursuant to this section are lost, stolen or mutilated, the owner of the

vehicle may secure a set of replacement license plates from the Department for

a fee of $5.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 133; A 1991, 2322; 1997, 3000; 2001, 320; 2007, 315)

      NRS 482.378  Recipient of Congressional Medal of Honor.

      1.  An owner of a motor vehicle who is a

resident of this State and has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor

may, upon signed application on a form prescribed and furnished by the

Department, be issued license plates which indicate that he or she is a

recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor. The applicant shall comply with

the motor vehicle laws of this State, including the provisions of chapter 371 of NRS and the payment of the

registration fees required by this chapter, but no fee may be charged under NRS 482.367.

      2.  Each person who is eligible for special

license plates under this section may apply for two sets of plates. The second

set of plates for an additional vehicle must have a different number than the

first set of plates issued to the same applicant. The plates may be used only

on a private passenger vehicle, a noncommercial truck or a motor home.

      3.  The Department may adopt regulations

governing the issuance of special license plates to recipients of the

Congressional Medal of Honor.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 29)

      NRS 482.3785  Family member of person killed in line of duty while on active

duty in Armed Forces of United States.

      1.  Each family member of a person killed

in the line of duty while on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United

States is entitled to specially designed license plates which indicate that the

person is a family member of a person killed in the line of duty while on

active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States.

      2.  Each person who qualifies for special

license plates pursuant to this section may apply for not more than two sets of

plates. If the person applies for a second set of plates for an additional

vehicle, the second set of plates must have a different number than the first

set of plates issued to the same applicant. Special license plates issued

pursuant to this section may be used only on a private passenger vehicle, a

noncommercial truck or a motor home.

      3.  The Department shall issue specially

designed license plates for any person qualified pursuant to this section who

submits an application on a form prescribed by the Department and evidence

satisfactory to the Department that the person is a family member of a person

killed in the line of duty while on active duty in the Armed Forces of the

United States. The Department may designate any appropriate colors for the

special plates, but must ensure that the design of the plates includes a gold

star.

      4.  If, during a registration year, the

holder of a set of special license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of

this section disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the

holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle which meets the requirements of this section and report the change to

the Department in accordance with the procedure set forth for other transfers;

or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, no fee in addition to the applicable registration and license fees

and governmental services taxes may be charged for the issuance or renewal of a

set of special license plates pursuant to this section. If the special plates

issued pursuant to this section are lost, stolen or mutilated, the owner of the

vehicle may secure a set of replacement license plates from the Department for

a fee of $5.

      6.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Family member” means a widow, widower,

parent, stepparent, grandparent, child, stepchild, dependent, sibling, half

sibling or stepsibling.

      (b) “Killed in the line of duty while on active

duty in the Armed Forces of the United States” includes persons killed directly

in the line of duty and persons who die as a result of injuries sustained in

the line of duty.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 491)

      NRS 482.3787  Family member of person who died as result of injuries sustained

while on active duty in Armed Forces of United States.

      1.  Each family member of a person who died

as a result of injuries sustained while on active duty in the Armed Forces of

the United States is entitled to specially designed license plates which

indicate that the person is a family member of a person who died as a result of

injuries sustained while on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United

States.

      2.  Each person who qualifies for special

license plates pursuant to this section may apply for not more than two sets of

plates. If the person applies for a second set of plates for an additional

vehicle, the second set of plates must have a different number than the first

set of plates issued to the same applicant. Special license plates issued

pursuant to this section may be used only on a private passenger vehicle, a

noncommercial truck or a motor home.

      3.  The Department shall issue specially

designed license plates for any person qualified pursuant to this section who

submits an application on a form prescribed by the Department and evidence

satisfactory to the Department that the person is a family member of a person

who died as a result of injuries sustained while on active duty in the Armed

Forces of the United States. The Department may designate any appropriate

colors for the special plates.

      4.  If, during a registration year, the

holder of a set of special license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of

this section disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the

holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle which meets the requirements of this section and report the change to

the Department in accordance with the procedure set forth for other transfers;

or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, no fee in addition to the applicable registration and license fees

and governmental services taxes may be charged for the issuance or renewal of a

set of special license plates pursuant to this section. If the special plates issued

pursuant to this section are lost, stolen or mutilated, the owner of the

vehicle may secure a set of replacement license plates from the Department for

a fee of $5.

      6.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Died as a result of injuries sustained while

on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States” includes persons who

die as a result of an injury sustained while on active duty whether or not the

person had been discharged from military service at the time of his or her

death.

      (b) “Family member” means a widow, widower,

parent, stepparent, grandparent, child, stepchild, dependent, sibling, half

sibling or stepsibling.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 1790)

Special License Plates Associated With Recognition of or

Support for Certain Charitable Causes

      NRS 482.379  Commemorating 125th anniversary of Nevada’s admission into

Union.

      1.  The Director may order the design and

preparation of license plates which commemorate the 125th anniversary of

Nevada’s admission into the Union and establish the procedures for the

application and issuance of the plates.

      2.  The Department may designate any

colors, numbers and letters for the commemorative plates.

      3.  A person who is entitled to license

plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 may apply for

commemorative license plates.

      4.  The fee for the commemorative license

plates is $10, in addition to all other applicable registration and license

fees and governmental services taxes. If a person is eligible for and applies

for any special license plates issued pursuant to NRS

482.3667, 482.3672, 482.3675,

482.368 or 482.370 to 482.3825, inclusive, and applies to have those

special license plates combined with commemorative plates, the person must pay

the fees for the special license plates in addition to the fee for the

commemorative plates.

      5.  In addition to all fees for the

license, registration and governmental services taxes, a person who is eligible

for and applies for commemorative plates must pay $25 for the celebration of

the 125th anniversary of Nevada’s admission into the Union. The fees for the

license, registration, and governmental services taxes and the charge for the

celebration may be paid with a single check.

      6.  Commemorative plates are renewable upon

the payment of $10.

      7.  If during a registration period, the

holder of commemorative plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this

section disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder may

retain the plates and:

      (a) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department; or

      (b) Affix them to another vehicle which meets the

requirements of this section if the transfer and registration fees are paid as

is provided for in this chapter.

      8.  Except as otherwise provided by

subsection 10, if a commemorative license plate or set of license plates issued

pursuant to the provisions of this section is lost, stolen or mutilated, the

owner of the vehicle may secure a replacement license plate or set of replacement

license plates, as the case may be, from the Department upon payment of the

fees set forth in subsection 2 of NRS 482.500.

      9.  The Department shall, for each set of

commemorative license plates that it issues:

      (a) Deposit the $25 collected for the celebration

of the 125th anniversary of Nevada’s admission into the Union with the State

Treasurer for credit to the Account for Nevada’s 125th Anniversary in the State

General Fund;

      (b) Deposit $7.50 with the State Treasurer for

credit to the Motor Vehicle Fund pursuant to the provisions of NRS 482.180; and

      (c) Deposit $2.50 with the State Treasurer for

credit to the Department to reimburse the Department for the cost of

manufacturing the license plates.

      10.  The Department shall not:

      (a) Issue the commemorative license plates after

October 31, 1990.

      (b) Issue replacement commemorative license

plates after June 30, 1995.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1148; A 1991, 2317; 1999, 3576; 2001, 320; 2003, 3377; 2013, 2841)

      NRS 482.37901  Commemorating 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission into

Union.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 8, the Department, in cooperation with the Nevada Cultural Affairs

Foundation or its successor, shall design, prepare and issue license plates

which commemorate the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission into the Union,

using any colors and designs that the Department deems appropriate.

      2.  The Department shall issue the

commemorative license plates for a passenger car or light commercial vehicle

upon application by a person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the

requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person

may request that:

      (a) Special legislative license plates issued to

a Legislator pursuant to NRS 482.374 be combined

with the commemorative license plates if that person:

             (1) Qualifies for special legislative

license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.374; and

             (2) Pays the fees for the special

legislative license plates in addition to the fees for the commemorative

license plates pursuant to subsections 3 and 4; or

      (b) Personalized prestige license plates issued

pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with the

commemorative license plates if that person pays the fees for the personalized

license plates in addition to the fees for the commemorative license plates

pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for the commemorative license

plates is $7.50, in addition to all other applicable registration and license

fees and governmental services taxes. The Department shall deposit the fee

collected pursuant to this subsection with the State Treasurer for credit to

the Revolving Account for the Issuance of Special License Plates created

pursuant to NRS 482.1805.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, in addition to all other applicable registration and license fees

and governmental services taxes and the fees prescribed in subsection 3, a

person who requests a set of the commemorative license plates must pay for the

initial issuance of the plates an additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of

the plates a fee of $20, to be distributed pursuant to subsection 5. The fees

otherwise required to be paid pursuant to this subsection must not be charged

after the date announced by the Director pursuant to subsection 8.

      5.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. For the duration of the collection of such fees, the State

Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute the fees to the Nevada

Cultural Affairs Foundation or its successor to be used for:

      (a) A celebration of the 150th anniversary of

Nevada’s admission into the Union;

      (b) Projects relating to the commemoration of

Nevada’s admission to the Union, including, without limitation, historical

markers, tours of historic sites and improvements to or restoration of historic

buildings and structures;

      (c) Education relating to the history of the

State of Nevada; and

      (d) Other projects relating to preserving and

protecting the heritage of the State of Nevada.

      6.  On or before January 1 of each calendar

year, the Division of Museums and History of the Department of Tourism and

Cultural Affairs shall produce a report of:

      (a) Revenues received from the issuance of the

commemorative license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section;

and

      (b) Associated expenditures,

Ê and shall

submit the report to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for

transmission to the Legislature or the Legislative Commission, as appropriate.

      7.  If, during a registration year, the

holder of the commemorative license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of

this section disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the

holder shall:

      (a) Retain the commemorative license plates and

affix them to another vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if

the holder pays the fee for the transfer of the registration and any

registration fee or governmental services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the

commemorative license plates from the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      8.  The Director shall determine and, by

public proclamation, announce the last date on which the Department will issue

the commemorative license plates. The Department shall publish the announcement

on its Internet website. In no case may the date that is determined and

announced to be the last date on which the Department will issue the

commemorative license plates be after October 31, 2016. The Department shall

not issue:

      (a) The commemorative license plates after the

date announced by the Director pursuant to this subsection.

      (b) Replacement commemorative license plates for

those license plates more than 5 years after the date announced by the Director

pursuant to this subsection.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2545)

      NRS 482.37903  Commemorating 100th anniversary of founding of City of Las

Vegas.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the Department, in cooperation with the Board of Museums and

History of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, shall design,

prepare and issue license plates which commemorate the 100th anniversary of the

founding of the City of Las Vegas, using any colors and designs that the

Department deems appropriate. The Department shall not design, prepare or issue

the commemorative license plates unless it receives at least 250 applications

for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of the commemorative license plates, the

Department shall issue those plates for a passenger car or light commercial

vehicle upon application by a person who is entitled to license plates pursuant

to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the

requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person

may request that personalized prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with the commemorative

license plates if that person pays the fees for the personalized prestige

license plates in addition to the fees for the commemorative license plates

pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for the commemorative license

plates is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and license

fees and governmental services taxes. The license plates are renewable upon the

payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of the commemorative

license plates must pay for the initial issuance of the plates an additional

fee of $25 and for each renewal of the plates an additional fee of $20, to be

distributed pursuant to subsection 5.

      5.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute

the fees to the City Treasurer of the City of Las Vegas to be used to pay for

projects relating to the commemoration of the history of the City of Las Vegas,

including, without limitation, historical markers, tours of historic sites and

improvements to or restoration of historic buildings or structures.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of the commemorative license plates disposes of the vehicle to which the

commemorative license plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the commemorative license plates and

affix them to another vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if

the holder pays the fee for the transfer of the registration and any

registration fee or governmental services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the

commemorative license plates from the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 577; A 2005, 2851, 2852; 2011, 2986;

2013, 2842)

      NRS 482.37905  Encouraging donation of human organs.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the Department, in cooperation with the organizations in this State

which assist in the donation and procurement of human organs, shall design,

prepare and issue license plates that encourage the donation of human organs

using any colors and designs that the Department deems appropriate. The

Department shall not design, prepare or issue the license plates unless it

receives at least 250 applications for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of license plates that encourage the donation of

human organs, the Department shall issue those plates for a passenger car or

light commercial vehicle upon application by a person who is entitled to

license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who

otherwise complies with the requirements for registration and licensing

pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized prestige

license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be

combined with license plates that encourage the donation of human organs if

that person pays the fees for the personalized prestige license plates in

addition to the fees for the license plates which encourage the donation of

human organs pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates to encourage

the donation of human organs is $35, in addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The license

plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who, on or after July 1, 2003:

      (a) Requests a set of license plates to encourage

the donation of human organs must pay for the initial issuance of the plates an

additional fee of $25, to be deposited pursuant to subsection 5; and

      (b) Renews a set of license plates to encourage

the donation of human organs must pay for each renewal of the plates an

additional fee of $20, to be deposited pursuant to subsection 5.

      5.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

Anatomical Gift Account created in the State General Fund by NRS 460.150.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 2976; A 1997, 3005; 2001, 321; 2003, 495; 2013, 2843)

      NRS 482.37917  Support of agriculture.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection and NRS 482.38279, the Department, in

cooperation with the State Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Future

Farmers of America Foundation or its successor, shall design, prepare and issue

license plates which indicate support for the promotion of agriculture within

this State, including, without limitation, support for the programs and

activities of the Future Farmers of America or its successor within this State,

using any colors that the Department deems appropriate. The design of the

license plates must include the phrase “People Grow Things Here!” and an

identifying symbol furnished by the Nevada Future Farmers of America Foundation

or its successor. The Department shall not design, prepare or issue the license

plates unless it receives at least 250 applications for the issuance of those

plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of license plates which indicate support for the

promotion of agriculture within this State, the Department shall issue those

plates for a passenger car or light commercial vehicle upon application by a

person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS

482.265 and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration

and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized

prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS

482.3667 be combined with license plates which indicate support for the

promotion of agriculture within this State if that person pays the fees for the

personalized prestige license plates in addition to the fees for the license

plates which indicate support for the promotion of agriculture within this

State pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates which

indicate support for the promotion of agriculture within this State is $35, in

addition to all other applicable registration and license fees and governmental

services taxes. The license plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of license plates which

indicate support for the promotion of agriculture within this State must pay

for the initial issuance of the plates an additional fee of $25 and for each

renewal of the plates an additional fee of $20, to be distributed in accordance

with subsection 5.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.38279, the Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute

the fees deposited pursuant to this section in the following manner:

      (a) Remit one-half of the fees to the Nevada

Future Farmers of America Foundation or its successor for the support of

programs and activities of the Future Farmers of America or its successor

within this State.

      (b) Deposit one-half of the fees for credit to

the Account for License Plates for the Promotion of Agriculture Within this

State created pursuant to NRS 561.411.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1164; A 2001, 323; 2003, 496; 2007, 819; 2013, 2844)

      NRS 482.379175  Appreciation of animals.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection and NRS 482.38279, the Department

shall design, prepare and issue license plates for the appreciation of animals,

using any colors and designs that the Department deems appropriate. The

Department shall not design, prepare or issue the license plates unless it

receives at least 250 applications for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of license plates for the appreciation of animals,

the Department shall issue those plates for a passenger car or light commercial

vehicle upon application by a person who is entitled to license plates pursuant

to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the

requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person

may request that personalized prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with license plates for the

appreciation of animals if that person pays the fees for the personalized

prestige license plates in addition to the fees for the license plates for the

appreciation of animals pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the

appreciation of animals is $35, in addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The license

plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of license plates for

the appreciation of animals must pay for the initial issuance of the plates an

additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of the plates an additional fee of $20,

to be distributed in the manner prescribed in subsection 5.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.38279, the Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute

to each county the fees collected for the preceding quarter for license plates

for vehicles registered in that county. The money may be used by the county

only:

      (a) For programs that are approved by the board

of county commissioners for the adoption of animals and for the spaying and

neutering of animals.

      (b) To make grants to nonprofit organizations to

carry out the programs described in paragraph (a).

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the transfer and

registration fees are paid as set forth in this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1466; A 2007, 821; 2013, 2845)

      NRS 482.37918  Support of preservation of history of atomic testing in Nevada.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection and NRS 482.38279, the Department, in

cooperation with the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation or its successor,

shall design, prepare and issue license plates for the support of the

preservation of the history of atomic testing in Nevada, using any colors and

designs that the Department deems appropriate. The Department shall not design,

prepare or issue the license plates unless it receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of license plates for the support of the

preservation of the history of atomic testing in Nevada, the Department shall

issue those plates for a passenger car or light commercial vehicle upon

application by a person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the

requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person

may request that personalized prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with license plates for the

support of the preservation of the history of atomic testing in Nevada if that

person pays the fees for the personalized prestige license plates in addition

to the fees for the license plates for the support of the preservation of the

history of atomic testing in Nevada pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the

support of the preservation of the history of atomic testing in Nevada is $35,

in addition to all other applicable registration and license fees and

governmental services taxes. The license plates are renewable upon the payment

of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of license plates for

the support of the preservation of the history of atomic testing in Nevada must

pay for the initial issuance of the plates an additional fee of $25 and for

each renewal of the plates an additional fee of $20, to be distributed pursuant

to subsection 5.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.38279, the Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute

the fees deposited pursuant to this subsection to the Nevada Test Site

Historical Foundation or its successor for its programs and activities in

support of the preservation of the history of atomic testing in Nevada.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the transfer and

registration fees are paid as set forth in this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1857; A 2007, 821; 2013, 2846)

      NRS 482.379185  Support of conservation of wetlands.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection and NRS 482.38279, the Department, in

cooperation with Nevada Ducks Unlimited or its successor, shall design, prepare

and issue license plates for the support of the conservation of wetlands, using

any colors and designs that the Department deems appropriate. The Department

shall not design, prepare or issue the license plates unless it receives at

least 1,000 applications for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least

1,000 applications for the issuance of license plates for the support of the

conservation of wetlands, the Department shall issue those plates for a

passenger car or light commercial vehicle upon application by a person who is

entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265

and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration and licensing

pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized prestige

license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be

combined with license plates for the support of the conservation of wetlands if

that person pays the fees for the personalized prestige license plates in addition

to the fees for the license plates for the support of the conservation of

wetlands pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the

support of the conservation of wetlands is $35, in addition to all other

applicable registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The

license plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of license plates for

the support of the conservation of wetlands must pay for the initial issuance

of the plates an additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of the plates an

additional fee of $20, to be distributed pursuant to subsection 5.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.38279, the Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute

the fees deposited pursuant to this subsection to the Treasurer of Nevada Ducks

Unlimited or its successor for use by Nevada Ducks Unlimited or its successor

in carrying out:

      (a) Projects for the conservation of wetlands

that are:

             (1) Conducted within Nevada; and

             (2) Sponsored or participated in by Nevada

Ducks Unlimited or its successor; and

      (b) Fundraising activities for the conservation

of wetlands that are:

             (1) Conducted within Nevada; and

             (2) Sponsored or participated in by Nevada

Ducks Unlimited or its successor.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      7.  As used in this section, “wetland” has

the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 244.388.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 3063; A 2007, 822; 2013, 2847)

      NRS 482.37919  Support of desert preserve established by Las Vegas Valley Water

District.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the Department shall, in cooperation with the Board of Directors of

the Las Vegas Valley Water District, design, prepare and issue license plates

to support the desert preserve established by the Board of Directors of the Las

Vegas Valley Water District. The license plates may include any colors and

designs that the Department deems appropriate.

      2.  The Department may issue license plates

specified in subsection 1 for a passenger car or light commercial vehicle upon

application by a person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to the

provisions of NRS 482.265 and who otherwise

complies with the requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to the

provisions of this chapter. A person may request that personalized prestige

license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of NRS

482.3667 be combined with license plates specified in subsection 1 if that

person pays, in addition to the fees specified in subsections 3 and 4, the fees

for the personalized prestige license plates.

      3.  The fee for license plates specified in

subsection 1 is $35. The fee is in addition to any other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The license

plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to the fees for the

license, registration and governmental services taxes, a person who requests

the issuance of license plates specified in subsection 1 must pay:

      (a) For the initial issuance of the plates, an

additional fee of $25; and

      (b) For each renewal of the plates, an additional

$20 to support the desert preserve specified in subsection 1.

      5.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to the provisions of subsection 4 with the State Treasurer

for credit to an Account for the Support of the Desert Preserve established by

the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Valley Water District. On or before

January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 of each year, the State Controller

shall distribute the money deposited in the Account for the preceding quarter to

the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Valley Water District.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder may retain

the plates and:

      (a) Affix the license plates to another vehicle

that meets the requirements of this section if the transfer and registration

fees are paid pursuant to the provisions of this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return the plates to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 156; A 2001, 324; 2013, 2848)

      NRS 482.3792  Support of education of children in arts.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall, in cooperation with the

Nevada Arts Council of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, design,

prepare and issue license plates for the support of the education of children

in the arts, using any colors and designs which the Department of Motor

Vehicles deems appropriate. The Department of Motor Vehicles shall not design,

prepare or issue the license plates unless it receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  The Department of Motor Vehicles may

issue license plates for the support of the education of children in the arts

for a passenger car or light commercial vehicle upon application by a person

who is entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS

482.265 and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration

and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized

prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS

482.3667 be combined with license plates for the support of the education

of children in the arts if that person pays the fee for the personalized

prestige license plates in addition to the fees for the license plates for the

support of the education of children in the arts pursuant to subsections 3 and

4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the

support of the education of children in the arts is $35, in addition to all

other applicable registration and license fees and governmental services taxes.

The license plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all fees for the

license, registration and governmental services taxes, a person who requests a

set of license plates for the support of the education of children in the arts

must pay for the initial issuance of the plates an additional fee of $15 and

for each renewal of the plates an additional fee of $10 to finance programs

which promote the education of children in the arts.

      5.  The Department of Motor Vehicles shall

deposit the fees collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer

for credit to the Account for License Plates for the Support of the Education

of Children in the Arts created pursuant to NRS 233C.094.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle which meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1658; A 1997, 3003, 3157; 2001, 325; 2003, 641; 2011, 2987;

2013, 2849)

      NRS 482.3793  Support of missing or exploited children.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the Department, in cooperation with the Director of the

Clearinghouse established pursuant to NRS

432.170, shall design, prepare and issue license plates for the support of

missing or exploited children. The license plates must be inscribed with a

hand. The Department may designate any appropriate colors for the license

plates. The Department shall not design, prepare or issue the license plates

unless it receives at least 250 applications for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  The Department may issue license plates

for the support of missing or exploited children for any passenger car or light

commercial vehicle upon application by any person who is entitled to license

plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise

complies with the requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this

chapter. A person may request that personalized prestige license plates issued

pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with license

plates for the support of missing or exploited children if that person pays the

fees for the personalized prestige license plates in addition to the fees for

the license plates for the support of missing or exploited children pursuant to

subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the

support of missing or exploited children is $35, in addition to all other

applicable registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The

license plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all fees for the

license, registration and governmental services taxes, a person who requests a

set of license plates for the support of missing or exploited children must pay

for the initial issuance of the plates an additional fee of $15 and for each

renewal of the plates an additional fee of $10 to carry out the provisions of NRS 432.150 to 432.220, inclusive.

      5.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

Account for License Plates for the Support of Missing or Exploited Children

created pursuant to NRS 432.154.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder may retain

the plates and:

      (a) Affix them to another vehicle which meets the

requirements of this section if the transfer and registration fees are paid as

set out in this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 1664; A 1997, 3004; 2001, 325; 2013, 2850)

      NRS 482.37933  Support of preservation and restoration of Lake Tahoe Basin.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection,

the Department, in cooperation with the Division of State Lands of the State

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, shall design, prepare and

issue license plates for the support of the preservation and restoration of the

natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin using any colors that the

Department deems appropriate. The design of the license plates must include a

depiction of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding area. The Department shall not

design, prepare or issue the license plates unless it receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  The Department may issue license plates

for the support of the preservation and restoration of the natural environment

of the Lake Tahoe Basin for a passenger car or light commercial vehicle upon

application by a person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the

requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person

may request that personalized prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with license plates for the

support of the preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the

Lake Tahoe Basin if that person pays the fees for the personalized prestige

license plates in addition to the fees for the license plates for the support

of the preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the Lake

Tahoe Basin pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the

support of the preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the

Lake Tahoe Basin is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and

license fees and governmental services taxes. The license plates are renewable

upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all fees for the

license, registration and governmental services taxes, a person who requests a

set of license plates for the support of the preservation and restoration of

the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin must pay for the initial

issuance of the plates an additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of the

plates an additional fee of $20 to finance projects for the preservation and

restoration of the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

      5.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

Account for License Plates for the Support of the Preservation and Restoration

of the Natural Environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin created pursuant to NRS 321.5951.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder may retain

the plates and:

      (a) Affix them to another vehicle that meets the

requirements of this section if the transfer and registration fees are paid as

set out in this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 136; A 2001, 326; 2013, 2850)

      NRS 482.37934  Support of preservation of federal lands surrounding Las Vegas.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection and NRS 482.38279, the Department, in

cooperation with the Outside Las Vegas Foundation or its successor, shall

design, prepare and issue license plates to support preserving the federal

lands surrounding Las Vegas, promoting community stewardship of those valuable

resources, enriching visitors’ experience and enhancing the quality of life of

local residents, using any colors and designs that the Department deems

appropriate. The Department shall not design, prepare or issue the license

plates unless it receives at least 250 applications for the issuance of those

plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of license plates pursuant to this section, the

Department shall issue those plates for a passenger car or light commercial

vehicle upon application by a person who is entitled to license plates pursuant

to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the

requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person may

request that personalized prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with license plates issued

pursuant to this section if that person pays the fees for the personalized

prestige license plates in addition to the fees prescribed pursuant to

subsections 3 and 4 for the license plates issued pursuant to this section.

      3.  The fee for license plates issued

pursuant to this section is $35, in addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The license

plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of license plates

pursuant to this section must pay for the initial issuance of the plates an

additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of the plates an additional fee of

$20 to be distributed pursuant to subsection 5.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.38279, the Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute

the fees deposited pursuant to this section to the Outside Las Vegas Foundation

or its successor for its programs and activities in support of preserving the

federal lands surrounding Las Vegas, promoting community stewardship of those

valuable resources, enriching visitors’ experience and enhancing the quality of

life of local residents.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to this section disposes of the

vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the transfer and

registration fees are paid as set forth in this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1858; A 2007, 823; 2013, 2851)

      NRS 482.37935  Support of natural environment of Mount Charleston area.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the Department, in cooperation with the Division of State Lands of

the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, shall design,

prepare and issue license plates for the support of the natural environment of

the Mount Charleston area using any colors that the Department deems

appropriate. The design of the license plates must include a depiction of Mount

Charleston and its surrounding area. The Department shall not design, prepare

or issue the license plates unless it receives at least 250 applications for

the issuance of those plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of license plates for the support of the natural

environment of the Mount Charleston area, the Department shall issue those

plates for a passenger car or light commercial vehicle upon application by a

person who is entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS

482.265 and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration

and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized

prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS

482.3667 be combined with license plates for the support of the natural

environment of the Mount Charleston area if that person pays the fees for the

personalized prestige license plates in addition to the fees for the license

plates for the support of the natural environment of the Mount Charleston area

pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the

support of the natural environment of the Mount Charleston area is $35, in

addition to all other applicable registration and license fees and governmental

services taxes. The license plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of license plates for

the support of the natural environment of the Mount Charleston area must pay

for the initial issuance of the plates an additional fee of $25 and for each

renewal of the plates an additional fee of $20, to be distributed pursuant to

subsection 5.

      5.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute

the fees deposited pursuant to this subsection to the Board of County

Commissioners of Clark County. The fees distributed pursuant to this

subsection:

      (a) May be used by the Board of County

Commissioners, with the advice of the Mount Charleston Town Advisory Board or

its successor, only:

             (1) For the support of programs for the

natural environment of the Mount Charleston area, including, without

limitation, programs to improve the wildlife habitat, the ecosystem, the

forest, public access to the area and its recreational use.

             (2) To make grants to governmental

entities and nonprofit organizations to carry out the programs described in

subparagraph (1).

      (b) Must not be used to replace or supplant money

available from other sources.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 1165; A 2001, 327; 2011, 473; 2013, 2852)

      NRS 482.379355  Support of naturalized citizenship.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection and NRS 482.38279, the Department, in

cooperation with the Immigrant Workers Citizenship Project or its successor,

shall design, prepare and issue license plates for the support of naturalized

citizenship, using any colors and designs that the Department deems

appropriate. The design of the license plates must include a depiction of the

Aztec Calendar. The Department shall not design, prepare or issue the license

plates unless it receives at least 1,000 applications for the issuance of those

plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least

1,000 applications for the issuance of license plates for the support of

naturalized citizenship, the Department shall issue those plates for a

passenger car or light commercial vehicle upon application by a person who is

entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265

and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration and licensing

pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized prestige

license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be

combined with license plates for the support of naturalized citizenship if that

person pays the fees for the personalized prestige license plates in addition

to the fees for the license plates for the support of naturalized citizenship

pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the

support of naturalized citizenship is $35, in addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The license

plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of license plates for

the support of naturalized citizenship must pay for the initial issuance of the

plates an additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of the plates an additional

fee of $20, to be distributed pursuant to subsection 5.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.38279, the Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute

the fees deposited pursuant to this subsection to the Immigrant Workers

Citizenship Project or its successor for its programs and charitable activities

in support of naturalized citizenship.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 3062; A 2007, 824; 2013, 2853)

      NRS 482.379365  Reflect public solidarity after acts of terrorism committed on

September 11, 2001.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the Department, in cooperation with the State Emergency Response

Commission, shall design, prepare and issue “United We Stand” license plates to

reflect public solidarity after the acts of terrorism committed on September

11, 2001. The design of the license plates must include the phrase “United We

Stand” and incorporate an image of the flag of the United States. The colors

red, white and blue must be displayed on the license plates. The Department

shall not design, prepare or issue the license plates unless it receives at

least 1,000 applications for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least

1,000 applications for the issuance of “United We Stand” license plates, the

Department shall issue those plates for a passenger car or light commercial

vehicle upon application by a person who is entitled to license plates pursuant

to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the

requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person

may request that personalized prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with “United We Stand”

license plates if that person pays the fees for the personalized prestige license

plates in addition to the fees for the “United We Stand” license plates

pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for “United We Stand” license

plates is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and license

fees and governmental services taxes. The license plates are renewable upon the

payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of “United We Stand”

license plates must pay for the initial issuance of the plates an additional

fee of $25 and for each renewal of the plates an additional fee of $20, to be

distributed pursuant to subsection 5.

      5.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

Contingency Account for Hazardous Materials created by NRS 459.735 in the State General Fund.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 360; A 2013, 2854)

      NRS 482.37937  Support of preservation and restoration of natural environment

of Lower Truckee River and Pyramid Lake.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the Department, in cooperation with the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe,

shall design, prepare and issue license plates for the support of the

preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the Lower Truckee

River and Pyramid Lake using any colors that the Department deems appropriate.

The design of the license plates must include a depiction of Pyramid Lake and

its surrounding area. The Department shall not design, prepare or issue the

license plates unless it receives at least 250 applications for the issuance of

those plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of license plates for the support of the

preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the Lower Truckee

River and Pyramid Lake, the Department shall issue those plates for a passenger

car or light commercial vehicle upon application by a person who is entitled to

license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who

otherwise complies with the requirements for registration and licensing

pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized prestige

license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be

combined with license plates for the support of the preservation and

restoration of the natural environment of the Lower Truckee River and Pyramid

Lake if that person pays the fees for the personalized prestige license plates

in addition to the fees for the license plates for the support of the

preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the Lower Truckee

River and Pyramid Lake pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the

support of the preservation and restoration of the natural environment of the

Lower Truckee River and Pyramid Lake is $35, in addition to all other

applicable registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The

license plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of license plates for

the support of the preservation and restoration of the natural environment of

the Lower Truckee River and Pyramid Lake must pay for the initial issuance of

the plates an additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of the plates an

additional fee of $20, to be distributed pursuant to subsection 5.

      5.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute

the fees deposited pursuant to this subsection to the Pyramid Lake Paiute

Tribe. The fees deposited pursuant to this subsection may only be used to:

      (a) Protect, restore and enhance the water

quality and natural resources of or relating to the Lower Truckee River and

Pyramid Lake, including, without limitation:

             (1) Providing matching money for grants

that are available from federal or state agencies for such purposes; and

             (2) Paying the costs of the Tribe’s

portion of joint projects with local, state or federal agencies for such purposes.

      (b) Pay for, or match grants for, projects for

the enhancement of the economic development of the area surrounding the Lower

Truckee River and Pyramid Lake.

      (c) Pay for the development and construction of

an arena on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation for activities pertaining to

fairgrounds or rodeos, or both, and to provide financial support for the

establishment of a rodeo team or other designated activities at Pyramid Lake

High School. Until October 1, 2006, 25 percent of the fees deposited pursuant

to this subsection must be used for the purposes described in this paragraph.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1672; A 2003, 497; 2013, 2855)

      NRS 482.379375  Support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and

programs in City of Reno.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the Department, in cooperation with the Reno Recreation and Parks

Commission or its successor, shall design, prepare and issue license plates for

the support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in the

City of Reno, using any colors and designs that the Department deems

appropriate. The Department shall not design, prepare or issue the license

plates unless:

      (a) The Commission on Special License Plates

recommends to the Department that the Department approve the design,

preparation and issuance of those plates as described in NRS 482.367004; and

      (b) The Department receives at least 1,000

applications for the issuance of those plates.

      2.  If the Commission on Special License

Plates recommends to the Department that the Department approve the design,

preparation and issuance of license plates for the support and enhancement of

parks, recreation facilities and programs in the City of Reno pursuant to

subsection 1, and the Department receives at least 1,000 applications for the

issuance of the license plates, the Department shall issue those plates for a

passenger car or light commercial vehicle upon application by a person who is

entitled to license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265

and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration and licensing

pursuant to this chapter. A person may request that personalized prestige

license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be

combined with license plates for the support and enhancement of parks,

recreation facilities and programs in the City of Reno if that person pays the

fees for the personalized prestige license plates in addition to the fees for

the license plates for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation

facilities and programs in the City of Reno pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the

support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in the

City of Reno is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and

license fees and governmental services taxes. The license plates are renewable

upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of license plates for

the support and enhancement of parks, recreation facilities and programs in the

City of Reno must pay for the initial issuance of the plates an additional fee

of $25 and for each renewal of the plates an additional fee of $20 to be

distributed pursuant to subsection 5.

      5.  The Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute

the fees deposited pursuant to this section to the City Treasurer of the City

of Reno to be used to pay for the support and enhancement of parks, recreation

facilities and programs in the City of Reno.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 572; A 2009, 959; 2013, 1480,

2856)

      NRS 482.37938  Support of rodeos.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection and NRS 482.38279, the Department, in

cooperation with the Reno Rodeo Foundation and the Nevada High School Rodeo

Association or their successors, shall design, prepare and issue license plates

for the support of rodeos, including support for the programs and charitable

activities of the Reno Rodeo Foundation and the Nevada High School Rodeo

Association, or their successors, using any colors and designs that the

Department deems appropriate. The Department shall not design, prepare or issue

the license plates unless it receives at least 250 applications for the

issuance of those plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of license plates for the support of rodeos, the

Department shall issue those plates for a passenger car or light commercial

vehicle upon application by a person who is entitled to license plates pursuant

to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise complies with the

requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this chapter. A person

may request that personalized prestige license plates issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with license plates for the

support of rodeos if that person pays the fees for the personalized prestige

license plates in addition to the fees for the license plates for the support

of rodeos pursuant to subsections 3 and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the

support of rodeos is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and

license fees and governmental services taxes. The license plates are renewable

upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of license plates for

the support of rodeos must pay for the initial issuance of the plates an

additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of the plates an additional fee of

$20, to be distributed pursuant to subsection 5.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.38279, the Department shall deposit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 with the State Treasurer for credit to the

State General Fund. The State Treasurer shall, on a quarterly basis, distribute

the fees deposited pursuant to this subsection in the following manner:

      (a) Remit one-half of the fees to the Reno Rodeo

Foundation or its successor for the support of programs and charitable

activities of the Reno Rodeo Foundation or its successor.

      (b) Remit one-half of the fees to the Nevada High

School Rodeo Association or its successor for the support of programs and

charitable activities of the Nevada High School Rodeo Association or its

successor.

Ê The Nevada

High School Rodeo Association or its successor may grant a portion of the

proceeds it receives pursuant to this subsection to one or more high school

rodeo associations established in this State for the support of those

associations.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the transfer and

registration fees are paid as set forth in this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1674; A 2007, 825; 2013, 2857)

      NRS 482.37945  Support of reconstruction, maintenance, improvement and

promotion of Virginia & Truckee Railroad.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the Department, in cooperation with the Northern Nevada Railway

Foundation or its successor, shall design, prepare and issue license plates for

the support of the reconstruction, maintenance, improvement and promotion of

the Virginia & Truckee Railroad using any colors that the Department deems

appropriate. The design of the license plates must include a depiction of a

locomotive of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad and the phrase “The Virginia

& Truckee Lives.” The Department shall not design, prepare or issue the

license plates unless it receives at least 250 applications for the issuance of

those plates.

      2.  If the Department receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of license plates for the support of the

reconstruction, maintenance, improvement and promotion of the Virginia &

Truckee Railroad, the Department shall issue those plates for a passenger car

or light commercial vehicle upon application by a person who is entitled to

license plates pursuant to NRS 482.265 and who otherwise

complies with the requirements for registration and licensing pursuant to this

chapter. A person may request that personalized prestige license plates issued

pursuant to NRS 482.3667 be combined with license

plates for the support of the reconstruction, maintenance, improvement and

promotion of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad if that person pays the fees

for the personalized prestige license plates in addition to the fees for the

license plates for the support of the reconstruction, maintenance, improvement

and promotion of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad pursuant to subsections 3

and 4.

      3.  The fee for license plates for the

support of the reconstruction, maintenance, improvement and promotion of the

Virginia & Truckee Railroad is $35, in addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The license

plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  In addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes and the fee

prescribed in subsection 3, a person who requests a set of license plates for

the support of the reconstruction, maintenance, improvement and promotion of

the Virginia & Truckee Railroad must pay for the initial issuance of the

plates an additional fee of $25 and for each renewal of the plates an

additional fee of $20, to be distributed pursuant to subsection 5.

      5.  The Department shall transmit the fees

collected pursuant to subsection 4 to the treasurer with whom the Nevada

Commission for the Reconstruction of the V & T Railway of Carson City and

Douglas, Lyon, Storey and Washoe Counties has entered into an agreement as

required by subsection 2 of section 8 of chapter 566, Statutes of Nevada 1993,

for deposit in the fund created pursuant to that section. The fees transmitted

pursuant to this subsection must be used only for the reconstruction,

maintenance, improvement and promotion of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad.

      6.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 583; A 2003, 6, 499; 2013, 2858)

Special License Plates Associated With Certain Classes and

Types of Vehicles

      NRS 482.3795  Fire trucks.

      1.  The Department may issue special

license plates and registration certificates to residents of Nevada for a fire

truck pursuant to this section. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3,

the fire truck must not be used for general transportation, but may be used for

musters, exhibitions, parades or similar activities.

      2.  In lieu of the annual registration and

fees required by this chapter, and of the governmental services tax imposed by chapter 371 of NRS, the owner of a fire truck

may submit:

      (a) An affidavit to the Department indicating

that the fire truck:

             (1) Will only be used for the permitted

purposes enumerated in subsection 1;

             (2) Has been inspected and found safe to

be operated on the highways of this State; and

             (3) Qualifies as a fire truck pursuant to

regulations adopted by the Department for this purpose.

      (b) The following fees for the issuance of these

license plates:

             (1) For the first issuance....................................................................................... $15

             (2) For a renewal sticker............................................................................................ 5

      3.  If the owner elects to use the fire

truck as general transportation, the owner shall pay the regular annual

registration and fees prescribed by law and the governmental services tax

imposed by chapter 371 of NRS.

      4.  License plates issued pursuant to this

section must bear the inscription “Fire Truck” and the plates must be numbered

consecutively.

      5.  The cost of the die and the

modifications necessary for the issuance of a license plate pursuant to this

section must be paid from private sources without any expense to the State of

Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 513; A 2001, 329)

      NRS 482.380  Antique vehicle: “Horseless Carriage.”

      1.  The Department may issue special motor

vehicle license plates from year to year to a person who has resided in the

State of Nevada for a period of 6 months preceding the date of application for

the license plates and who owns a motor vehicle which is a model manufactured

during or before 1915.

      2.  To administer the provisions of this

section, the Department may recognize the Horseless Carriage Club of Nevada as

presently constituted as the official Horseless Carriage Club of Nevada and to

designate and appoint one member of the Board of Directors of the Horseless

Carriage Club of Nevada to act as and be an ex officio deputy of the Department

and to perform the duties and functions prescribed by this section without

compensation, per diem allowance or travel expenses.

      3.  An applicant for license plates

pursuant to the provisions of this section must:

      (a) Fill out and sign an application for license

plates on a form prescribed and furnished by the ex officio deputy for

licensing antique motor vehicles.

      (b) Present evidence of the applicant’s

eligibility for license plates by showing, to the satisfaction of the ex

officio deputy, residence in this State for 6 months preceding the date of application

and ownership of an antique motor vehicle which is a model manufactured during

or before 1915.

      (c) Present a certificate of inspection issued by

a committee, or member thereof, appointed by the Board of Directors of the

Horseless Carriage Club of Nevada verifying that the antique motor vehicle is

in safe and satisfactory mechanical condition, is in good condition and state

of repair, is well equipped and is covered by a policy of insurance covering

public liability and property damage written by an insurance company qualified

to do business in this State with limits of not less than $10,000 for each

person nor less than $20,000 for each accident, and not less than $5,000 for

property damage and which otherwise meets the requirements of chapter 485 of NRS.

      (d) Exhibit a valid driver’s license authorizing

the applicant to drive a motor vehicle on the highways of this State.

      (e) Pay the fee prescribed by the laws of this

State for the operation of a passenger car, without regard to the weight or the

capacity for passengers.

      (f) Pay such other fee as prescribed by the Board

of Directors of the Horseless Carriage Club of Nevada necessary to defray all

cost of manufacture, transportation and issuance of the special license plates.

      4.  The ex officio deputy for licensing

antique motor vehicles shall each calendar year issue license plates, approved

by the Department, for each motor vehicle owned by an applicant who meets the

requirements of subsection 3, subject to the following conditions:

      (a) The license plates must be numbered and

issued consecutively each year beginning with “Horseless Carriage 1.”

      (b) The license plates must conform, as nearly as

possible, to the color and type of license plate issued in this State for

regular passenger cars.

      (c) The special license plates issued pursuant to

this section must be specified, procured, transported and issued solely at the

expense and cost of the Horseless Carriage Club of Nevada and without any expense

to the State of Nevada.

      5.  The ex officio deputy for licensing

antique motor vehicles shall pay quarterly to the Department the prescribed fee

as provided in paragraph (e) of subsection 3. The fees so received must be

used, disbursed or deposited by the Department in the same manner as provided

by law for other fees for registration and licensing. All other fees collected

to defray expenses must be retained by the Board of Directors of the Horseless

Carriage Club of Nevada.

      6.  The license plates obtained pursuant to

this section are in lieu of the license plates otherwise provided for in this

chapter and are valid for the calendar year in which they are issued.

      7.  The Department shall charge and collect

the following fees for the issuance of these license plates, which fees are in

addition to all other license fees and applicable taxes:

      (a) For the first issuance............................................................................................. $35

      (b) For a renewal sticker................................................................................................ 10

      [1:224:1955] + [2:224:1955] + [3:224:1955] +

[4:224:1955] + [5:224:1955] + [6:224:1955]—(NRS A 1963, 1128; 1971, 2167; 1987, 1087; 1991, 2318; 1997, 3000; 2001, 329)

      NRS 482.381  Antique vehicle: “Old Timer.”

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.2655, the Department may issue special

license plates and registration certificates to residents of Nevada for any

motor vehicle which is a model manufactured more than 40 years before the date

of application for registration pursuant to this section.

      2.  License plates issued pursuant to this

section must bear the inscription “Old Timer,” and the plates must be numbered

consecutively.

      3.  The Nevada Old Timer Club members shall

bear the cost of the dies for carrying out the provisions of this section.

      4.  The Department shall charge and collect

the following fees for the issuance of these license plates, which fees are in

addition to all other license fees and applicable taxes:

      (a) For the first issuance............................................................................................. $35

      (b) For a renewal sticker................................................................................................ 10

      5.  In addition to the fees required

pursuant to subsection 4, the Department shall charge and collect a fee for the

first issuance of the license plates for those motor vehicles exempted pursuant

to NRS 445B.760 from the provisions

of NRS 445B.770 to 445B.815, inclusive. The amount of the

fee must be equal to the amount of the fee for a form certifying emission

control compliance set forth in paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NRS 445B.830.

      6.  Fees paid to the Department pursuant to

subsection 5 must be accounted for in the Pollution Control Account created by NRS 445B.830.

      (Added to NRS by 1973, 1156; A 1991, 2320; 1997, 3001; 2001, 331; 2011, 1527)

      NRS 482.3811  Antique vehicle: Trucks and truck-tractors.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, the Department may design, prepare and issue special license plates

and registration certificates to residents of Nevada for an antique truck or

truck-tractor pursuant to this section. The Department shall not design,

prepare or issue the license plates unless it receives at least 250

applications for the issuance of those plates. Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, the antique truck or truck-tractor must not be used for general

transportation, but may be used for antique truck shows, exhibitions, parades

or similar activities.

      2.  In lieu of the annual registration and

fees required by this chapter, and of the governmental services tax imposed by chapter 371 of NRS, the owner of an antique

truck or truck-tractor may submit:

      (a) An affidavit to the Department indicating

that the antique truck or truck-tractor:

             (1) Will be used only for the purposes

enumerated in subsection 1;

             (2) Has been inspected and found safe to

be operated on the highways of this State;

             (3) Will be at least 25 years old on the

date on which the owner of the antique truck or truck-tractor applies for

license plates pursuant to this section; and

             (4) Has a manufacturer’s rated carrying

capacity of more than 1 ton.

      (b) The following fees for the issuance of

license plates pursuant to this section:

             (1) For the first issuance....................................................................................... $15

             (2) For a renewal sticker............................................................................................ 5

      3.  If the owner elects to use the antique

truck or truck-tractor as general transportation, the owner shall pay the

regular annual registration and fees prescribed by law and the governmental

services tax imposed by chapter 371 of NRS.

      4.  License plates issued pursuant to this

section must bear the inscription “Antique Truck,” and the plates must be

numbered consecutively.

      5.  The cost of the die and the

modifications necessary for the issuance of a license plate pursuant to this section

must be paid from private sources without any expense to the State of Nevada.

      6.  If, during a registration year, the

holder of license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this section

disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the transfer and

registration fees are paid as set out in this chapter; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1859)

      NRS 482.3812  Street Rods.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.2655, the Department may issue special

license plates and registration certificates to residents of Nevada for any

passenger car or light commercial vehicle:

      (a) Having a manufacturer’s rated carrying

capacity of 1 ton or less; and

      (b) Manufactured not later than 1948.

      2.  License plates issued pursuant to this

section must be inscribed with the words “STREET ROD” and a number of

characters, including numbers and letters, as determined necessary by the

Director.

      3.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of special plates issued pursuant to this section disposes of the

vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall retain the plates

and:

      (a) Affix them to another vehicle which meets the

requirements of this section and report the change to the Department in

accordance with the procedure set forth for other transfers; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      4.  The fee for the special license plates

is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and license fees and

governmental services taxes. The fee for an annual renewal sticker is $10.

      5.  In addition to the fees required

pursuant to subsection 4, the Department shall charge and collect a fee for the

first issuance of the special license plates for those motor vehicles exempted

pursuant to NRS 445B.760 from the

provisions of NRS 445B.770 to 445B.815, inclusive. The amount of the

fee must be equal to the amount of the fee for a form certifying emission

control compliance set forth in paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NRS 445B.830.

      6.  Fees paid to the Department pursuant to

subsection 5 must be accounted for in the Pollution Control Account created by NRS 445B.830.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1731; A 1991, 2320; 1997, 3002; 2001, 331; 2011, 1527;

2013, 2557,

2859)

      NRS 482.3814  Classic Rods.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.2655, the Department may issue special

license plates and registration certificates to residents of Nevada for any

passenger car or light commercial vehicle:

      (a) Having a manufacturer’s rated carrying

capacity of 1 ton or less; and

      (b) Manufactured not earlier than 1949, but at

least 20 years before the application is submitted to the Department.

      2.  License plates issued pursuant to this

section must be inscribed with the words “CLASSIC ROD” and a number of

characters, including numbers and letters, as determined necessary by the

Director.

      3.  If, during a registration year, the

holder of special plates issued pursuant to this section disposes of the

vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall retain the plates

and:

      (a) Affix them to another vehicle which meets the

requirements of this section and report the change to the Department in

accordance with the procedure set forth for other transfers; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      4.  The fee for the special license plates

is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and license fees and

governmental services taxes. The fee for an annual renewal sticker is $10.

      5.  In addition to the fees required

pursuant to subsection 4, the Department shall charge and collect a fee for the

first issuance of the special license plates for those motor vehicles exempted

pursuant to NRS 445B.760 from the

provisions of NRS 445B.770 to 445B.815, inclusive. The amount of the

fee must be equal to the amount of the fee for a form certifying emission

control compliance set forth in paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NRS 445B.830.

      6.  Fees paid to the Department pursuant to

subsection 5 must be accounted for in the Pollution Control Account created by NRS 445B.830.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1732; A 1991, 2321; 1997, 3002; 2001, 331; 2011, 1528;

2013, 2557)

      NRS 482.3816  Classic Vehicles.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.2655, the Department may issue special

license plates and registration certificates to residents of Nevada for any

passenger car or light commercial vehicle:

      (a) Having a manufacturer’s rated carrying

capacity of 1 ton or less;

      (b) Manufactured at least 25 years before the

application is submitted to the Department; and

      (c) Containing only the original parts which were

used to manufacture the vehicle or replacement parts that duplicate those

original parts.

      2.  License plates issued pursuant to this

section must be inscribed with the words “CLASSIC VEHICLE” and a number of

characters, including numbers and letters, as determined necessary by the

Director.

      3.  If, during a registration period, the

holder of special plates issued pursuant to this section disposes of the

vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder shall retain the plates

and:

      (a) Affix them to another vehicle which meets the

requirements of this section and report the change to the Department in

accordance with the procedure set forth for other transfers; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      4.  The fee for the special license plates

is $35, in addition to all other applicable registration and license fees and

governmental services taxes. The fee for an annual renewal sticker is $10.

      5.  In addition to the fees required

pursuant to subsection 4, the Department shall charge and collect a fee for the

first issuance of the special license plates for those motor vehicles exempted

pursuant to NRS 445B.760 from the

provisions of NRS 445B.770 to 445B.815, inclusive. The amount of the

fee must be equal to the amount of the fee for a form certifying emission

control compliance set forth in paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NRS 445B.830.

      6.  Fees paid to the Department pursuant to

subsection 5 must be accounted for in the Pollution Control Account created by NRS 445B.830.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 788; A 2001, 332; 2011, 1529;

2013, 2558,

2860)

      NRS 482.3818  Vintage license plates: Production; issuance; fee; retention or

return upon disposal of vehicle.

      1.  The Department may produce and issue

vintage license plates to residents of Nevada for any motor vehicle

manufactured not later than 1942.

      2.  Vintage license plates issued pursuant

to this section must be produced by the Department:

      (a) Using only digital technology for the production

of the plates; and

      (b) To appear, insofar as is practicable, the

same as the license plates that were issued in Nevada during the year of

manufacture of the particular motor vehicle to which the vintage license plates

will be affixed.

      3.  The fee for vintage license plates

issued pursuant to this section is $35, in addition to all other applicable

registration and license fees and governmental services taxes. The vintage

license plates are renewable upon the payment of $10.

      4.  If, during a registration year, the

holder of vintage license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this

section disposes of the vehicle to which the plates are affixed, the holder

shall:

      (a) Retain the plates and affix them to another

vehicle that meets the requirements of this section if the holder pays the fee

for the transfer of the registration and any registration fee or governmental

services tax due pursuant to NRS 482.399; or

      (b) Within 30 days after removing the plates from

the vehicle, return them to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 3346)

      NRS 482.3823  Vehicle used for course of instruction in automobile repair.

      1.  An educational institution may operate

on the highways of this State an unregistered motor vehicle otherwise required

to be registered pursuant to this chapter if there is displayed on the vehicle

a special license plate assigned to the educational institution pursuant to

subsection 2. Such operation is strictly limited to movement of the vehicle:

      (a) From one educational institution to another

educational institution;

      (b) From the educational institution to an

established place of business which specializes in particular automotive

repairs; and

      (c) Which is necessary to test the vehicle under

practical operating conditions on the road.

      2.  Upon application by an educational

institution, submission of such evidence of qualification as is determined

necessary by the Director and payment of the applicable fee, the Department

shall assign to the educational institution one or more sets of special license

plates for use on educational vehicles. The Department shall charge and collect

a fee of $5 for each set of special license plates issued pursuant to this

section. The plates are valid for 1 year. The fee for renewal is $5.

      3.  Any unauthorized use of special license

plates issued pursuant to this section is cause for the Department to revoke

all sets of those plates issued to the educational institution. Unauthorized

use of the plates includes:

      (a) Display on a vehicle which is not an

educational vehicle; and

      (b) Movement of an educational vehicle in any

manner not authorized in subsection 1.

      4.  Each special plate issued pursuant to

this section must have displayed upon it suitable characters, as determined by

the Department, to identify the vehicle as an educational vehicle. The special

plates may be used interchangeably on educational vehicles by the educational

institution to which the plates were issued.

      5.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Educational institution” means:

             (1) A public school as that term is

defined in NRS 385.007; or

             (2) One of the branches or facilities

within the Nevada System of Higher Education,

Ê which offers

a course of instruction in automotive repair and owns or controls an

educational vehicle.

      (b) “Educational vehicle” means any motor vehicle

which is owned or controlled by an educational institution and used exclusively

for the purposes of a course of instruction in automotive repair. The term does

not include any motor vehicle:

             (1) Used by the educational institution

for any purpose not directly related to a course of instruction in automotive

repair.

             (2) Owned by a pupil, student or employee

of the educational institution.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 316; A 1993, 410)

Souvenir and Other Smaller License Plates

      NRS 482.3824  Special license plates to generate financial support for

charitable organization: Director required to issue souvenir license plate at

request of charitable organization; resale by charitable organization; issuance

of special license plate for trailers, motorcycles and certain other vehicles.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.38279, with respect to any special license

plate that is issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667 to 482.3823, inclusive, and for which additional fees

are imposed for the issuance of the special license plate to generate financial

support for a charitable organization:

      (a) The Director shall, at the request of the

charitable organization that is benefited by the particular special license

plate:

             (1) Order the design and preparation of

souvenir license plates, the design of which must be substantially similar to

the particular special license plate; and

             (2) Issue such souvenir license plates,

for a fee established pursuant to NRS 482.3825,

only to the charitable organization that is benefited by the particular special

license plate. The charitable organization may resell such souvenir license

plates at a price determined by the charitable organization.

      (b) The Department may, except as otherwise

provided in this paragraph and after the particular special license plate is

approved for issuance, issue the special license plate for a trailer,

motorcycle or other type of vehicle that is not a passenger car or light

commercial vehicle, excluding vehicles required to be registered with the

Department pursuant to NRS 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive, and full trailers or

semitrailers registered pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS

482.483, upon application by a person who is entitled to license plates

pursuant to NRS 482.265 or 482.272

and who otherwise complies with the requirements for registration and licensing

pursuant to this chapter or chapter 486 of

NRS. The Department may not issue a special license plate for such other types

of vehicles if the Department determines that the design or manufacture of the

plate for those other types of vehicles would not be feasible. In addition, if

the Department incurs additional costs to manufacture a special license plate

for such other types of vehicles, including, without limitation, costs

associated with the purchase, manufacture or modification of dies or other

equipment necessary to manufacture the special license plate for such other

types of vehicles, those additional costs must be paid from private sources

without any expense to the State of Nevada.

      2.  If, as authorized pursuant to paragraph

(b) of subsection 1, the Department issues a special license plate for a

trailer, motorcycle or other type of vehicle that is not a passenger car or

light commercial vehicle, the Department shall charge and collect for the issuance

and renewal of such a plate the same fees that the Department would charge and

collect if the other type of vehicle was a passenger car or light commercial

vehicle. As used in this subsection, “fees” does not include any applicable

registration or license fees or governmental services taxes.

      3.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Additional fees” has the meaning ascribed to

it in NRS 482.38273.

      (b) “Charitable organization” means a particular

cause, charity or other entity that receives money from the imposition of

additional fees in connection with the issuance of a special license plate

pursuant to NRS 482.3667 to 482.3823, inclusive. The term includes the successor,

if any, of a charitable organization.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 494; A 2003,

20th Special Session, 256; 2007, 577, 826; 2009, 496, 960; 2011, 1795;

2013, 2558,

2860)

      NRS 482.3825  Director authorized to issue souvenir license plates; “issuance”

does not include resale of plates by charitable organization.

      1.  The Director may order the design and

preparation of souvenir license plates which are easily distinguishable in

design or color from regular license plates. The Director may establish a fee

for the issuance of such plates of not more than $15 per plate. The Department

may issue more than one plate of any particular design.

      2.  All money collected from the issuance

of souvenir license plates must be deposited in the State Treasury for credit

to the Motor Vehicle Fund.

      3.  As used in this section, “issuance”

does not include the resale of a souvenir license plate as authorized pursuant

to paragraph (a) of subsection 1 of NRS 482.3824.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1475; A 2001, 586, 1676; 2003, 500)

Investigations Relating to Finances of Charitable

Organizations that Receive Additional Fees From Special License Plates

      NRS 482.38272  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 482.38272 to 482.38279,

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

in NRS 482.38273 to 482.38276,

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

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 817)

      NRS 482.38273  “Additional fees” defined.  “Additional

fees” means the fees that are charged in connection with the issuance or

renewal of a special license plate for the benefit of a particular cause, fund

or charitable organization. The term does not include registration and license

fees or governmental services taxes.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 817)

      NRS 482.38274  “Charitable organization” defined.  “Charitable

organization” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

482.3824.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 817; A 2009, 961)

      NRS 482.38275  “Intended recipient” defined.  “Intended

recipient” means the particular cause, fund or charitable organization for the

benefit of which additional fees are imposed. In the case of special license

plates:

      1.  Authorized by enactment of the

Legislature, the term means the particular cause, fund or charitable

organization identified in statute as the required recipient of additional

fees.

      2.  Authorized pursuant to the system of

application and petition described in NRS 482.367002,

the term means the particular cause, fund or charitable organization identified

as the intended recipient of additional fees, as described in the application

that was submitted for those special license plates pursuant to paragraph (b)

of subsection 2 of that section.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 817)

      NRS 482.38276  “Special license plate” defined.  “Special

license plate” has the meaning ascribed to it in subsection 1 of NRS 482.367008.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 817)

      NRS 482.38277  Certain charitable organizations to prepare and file balance

sheet and bank statement with Commission on Special License Plates; certain

information concerning persons responsible for such organizations to be

provided to Commission and Department; duties of Legislative Auditor with

respect to forms and information.

      1.  On or before September 1 of each fiscal

year, each charitable organization, not including a governmental entity whose

budget is included in the executive budget, that receives additional fees shall

prepare a balance sheet for the immediately preceding fiscal year on a form

provided by the Commission on Special License Plates and file the balance

sheet, accompanied by a recent bank statement, with the Commission. The

Commission shall prepare and make available, or cause to be prepared and made

available, a form that must be used by a charitable organization to prepare

such a balance sheet.

      2.  On or before July 1 of each fiscal

year, each charitable organization, not including a governmental entity whose

budget is included in the executive budget, that receives additional fees shall

provide to the Commission and the Department:

      (a) A list of the names of the persons, whether

or not designated officers, who are responsible for overseeing the operation of

the charitable organization;

      (b) The current mailing address of the charitable

organization; and

      (c) The current telephone number of the

charitable organization.

      3.  The Legislative Auditor shall

prescribe:

      (a) The form and content of the balance sheets

required to be filed pursuant to subsection 1; and

      (b) Any additional information that must

accompany the balance sheets and bank statements required to be filed pursuant

to subsection 1, including, without limitation, the methods and procedures used

to ensure that all money received in the form of additional fees is expended

solely for the benefit of the intended recipient.

      4.  The Commission shall provide to the

Legislative Auditor:

      (a) A copy of each balance sheet and bank

statement that it receives from a charitable organization pursuant to

subsection 1; and

      (b) A copy of the information that it receives

from a charitable organization pursuant to subsection 2.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 817; A 2009, 19; 2013, 1481)

      NRS 482.38278  Legislative Auditor to present final written report to

Commission on Special License Plates; distribution of report; contents of

report.

      1.  On or before September 30 following the

end of each fiscal year, the Legislative Auditor shall present to the

Commission on Special License Plates a final written report with respect to the

charitable organizations for which the Commission provided to the Legislative

Auditor a balance sheet pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS

482.38277.

      2.  The final written report must be

distributed to each member of the Commission before the report is presented to

the Commission.

      3.  Along with any statement of explanation

or rebuttal from the audited charitable organization, the final written report

may include, without limitation:

      (a) Evidence regarding the inadequacy or

inaccuracy of any forms or records filed by the charitable organization with

the Commission or the Department;

      (b) Evidence regarding any improper practices of

financial administration on the part of the charitable organization;

      (c) Evidence regarding the methods and

procedures, or lack thereof, used to ensure that all money received in the form

of additional fees is expended solely for the benefit of the intended

recipient; and

      (d) Any other evidence or information that the

Legislative Auditor determines to be relevant to the propriety of the financial

administration and recordkeeping of the charitable organization, including,

without limitation, the disposition of any additional fees received by the

charitable organization.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 817; A 2009, 19; 2013, 1481)

      NRS 482.38279  Determination that charitable organization failed to comply with

certain provisions or standards; organization may request hearing; Commission

on Special License Plates to issue decision; authority of Commission to

recommend that Department suspend collection of additional fees or production of

design of special license plate.

      1.  If the Commission on Special License

Plates determines that a charitable organization has failed to comply with one

or more of the provisions of NRS 482.38277 or if,

in a report provided to the Commission by the Legislative Auditor pursuant to NRS 482.38278, the Legislative Auditor determines

that a charitable organization has committed improper practices of financial

administration, has filed with the Commission or the Department forms or

records that are inadequate or inaccurate, or has failed to use adequate

methods and procedures to ensure that all money received in the form of

additional fees is expended solely for the benefit of the intended recipient,

the Commission shall notify the charitable organization of that determination.

      2.  A charitable organization may request

in writing a hearing, within 20 days after receiving notification pursuant to

subsection 1, to respond to the determinations of the Commission or Legislative

Auditor. The hearing must be held not later than 30 days after the receipt of

the request for a hearing unless the parties, by written stipulation, agree to

extend the time.

      3.  The Commission shall issue a decision

on whether to uphold the original determination of the Commission or the

Legislative Auditor or to overturn that determination. The decision required

pursuant to this subsection must be issued:

      (a) Immediately after the hearing, if a hearing

was requested; or

      (b) Within 30 days after the expiration of the

20-day period within which a hearing may be requested, if a hearing was not

requested.

      4.  If the Commission decides to uphold its

own determination that a charitable organization has failed to comply with one

or more of the provisions of NRS 482.38277 or

decides to uphold the determination of the Legislative Auditor that the

organization has committed improper practices of financial administration, has

filed with the Commission or the Department forms or records that are

inadequate or inaccurate, or has failed to use adequate methods and procedures

to ensure that all money received in the form of additional fees is expended

solely for the benefit of the intended recipient, the Commission shall issue

its decision in writing and may recommend that the Department:

      (a) Suspend the collection of all additional fees

collected on behalf of the charitable organization; and

      (b) Suspend production of the particular design

of special license plates from which the charitable organization receives

additional fees, if the Department is still producing that design.

      5.  If, in accordance with subsection 4,

the Commission recommends that the Department take adverse action against a

charitable organization, the Commission shall notify the charitable

organization, in writing, of that fact within 30 days after making the

recommendation. A charitable organization aggrieved by a recommendation of the

Commission may, within 30 days after the date on which it received notice of

the recommendation, submit to the Department any facts, evidence or other

information that it believes is relevant to the propriety of the Commission’s

recommendation. Within 30 days after receiving all facts, evidence and other

relevant information submitted to the Department by the aggrieved charitable

organization, the Department shall render a decision, in writing, as to whether

the Department accepts or rejects the Commission’s recommendation. The decision

of the Department is a final decision for the purpose of judicial review.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 818; A 2009, 20; 2013, 1482)

SPECIAL USE PERMITS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

      NRS 482.383  Conditions for issuance; fee.

      1.  The Department may issue a special use

permit for the operation of any unregistered and unlicensed vehicle upon any

highway in this State to enable such a vehicle to operate in connection with

special events, such as parades.

      2.  A permit issued pursuant to subsection

1 must be in a form prescribed by the Department and must limit the use of the

vehicle for which it is issued to movement for the purpose set forth in the

application for the permit. Such a permit must be affixed to the vehicle in a

manner and position determined by the Department and must be cancelled, destroyed

or surrendered under such rules as the Department may prescribe.

      3.  The Department shall charge a fee of $2

for each permit issued pursuant to subsection 1.

      (Added to NRS by 1963, 1276; A 1973, 91; 1993, 1387; 1999, 3577)

SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES AND PARKING PLACARDS FOR PERSONS

WITH DISABILITIES

      NRS 482.3831  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 482.3831 to 482.384,

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

in NRS 482.3833 to 482.3839,

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

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 373)

      NRS 482.3833  “Person with a disability of moderate duration” defined.  “Person with a disability of moderate

duration” means a person:

      1.  With a disability which limits or

impairs the ability to walk; and

      2.  Whose disability has been certified by

a licensed physician as being reversible, but estimated to last longer than 6

months.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 373)

      NRS 482.3835  “Person with a disability which limits or impairs the ability to

walk” defined.  “Person with a

disability which limits or impairs the ability to walk” means a person who:

      1.  Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping

to rest;

      2.  Cannot walk without the use of a brace,

cane, crutch, wheelchair or prosthetic or other assistive device, or another

person;

      3.  Is restricted by a lung disease to such

an extent that the person’s forced expiratory volume for 1 second, when

measured by a spirometer, is less than 1 liter, or the arterial oxygen tension

is less than 60 millimeters of mercury on room air while the person is at rest;

      4.  Uses portable oxygen;

      5.  Has a cardiac condition to the extent

that the person’s functional limitations are classified in severity as a Class

III or Class IV according to standards adopted by the American Heart

Association;

      6.  Has a visual disability; or

      7.  Is severely limited in his or her

ability to walk because of an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 1386; A 2003, 376)

      NRS 482.3837  “Person with a permanent disability” defined.  “Person with a permanent disability” means a

person:

      1.  With a disability which limits or

impairs the ability to walk; and

      2.  Whose disability has been certified by

a licensed physician as irreversible.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 373)

      NRS 482.3839  “Person with a temporary disability” defined.  “Person with a temporary disability” means a

person:

      1.  With a disability which limits or

impairs the ability to walk; and

      2.  Whose disability has been certified by

a licensed physician as estimated to last not longer than 6 months.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 373)

      NRS 482.384  Special license plates and special and temporary parking

placards and stickers: Application; issuance; renewal; fees; design; display;

letter of verification; prohibited acts; regulations.

      1.  Upon the application of a person with a

permanent disability, the Department may issue special license plates for a

vehicle, including a motorcycle, registered by the applicant pursuant to this

chapter. The application must include a statement from a licensed physician

certifying that the applicant is a person with a permanent disability. The

issuance of a special license plate to a person with a permanent disability

pursuant to this subsection does not preclude the issuance to such a person of

a special parking placard for a vehicle other than a motorcycle or a special

parking sticker for a motorcycle pursuant to subsection 6.

      2.  Every year after the initial issuance

of special license plates to a person with a permanent disability, the

Department shall require the person to renew the special license plates in

accordance with the procedures for renewal of registration pursuant to this

chapter. The Department shall not require a person with a permanent disability

to include with the application for renewal a statement from a licensed

physician certifying that the person is a person with a permanent disability.

      3.  Upon the application of an organization

which provides transportation for a person with a permanent disability,

disability of moderate duration or temporary disability, the Department may

issue special license plates for a vehicle registered by the organization

pursuant to this chapter, or the Department may issue special parking placards

to the organization pursuant to this section to be used on vehicles providing

transportation to such persons. The application must include a statement from

the organization certifying that:

      (a) The vehicle for which the special license

plates are issued is used primarily to transport persons with permanent

disabilities, disabilities of moderate duration or temporary disabilities; or

      (b) The organization which is issued the special

parking placards will only use such placards on vehicles that actually

transport persons with permanent disabilities, disabilities of moderate

duration or temporary disabilities.

      4.  The Department may charge a fee for

special license plates issued pursuant to this section not to exceed the fee

charged for the issuance of license plates for the same class of vehicle.

      5.  Special license plates issued pursuant

to this section must display the international symbol of access in a color

which contrasts with the background and is the same size as the numerals and

letters on the plate.

      6.  Upon the application of a person with a

permanent disability or disability of moderate duration, the Department may

issue:

      (a) A special parking placard for a vehicle other

than a motorcycle. Upon request, the Department may issue one additional

placard to an applicant to whom special license plates have not been issued

pursuant to this section.

      (b) A special parking sticker for a motorcycle.

Ê The

application must include a statement from a licensed physician certifying that

the applicant is a person with a permanent disability or disability of moderate

duration.

      7.  A special parking placard issued

pursuant to subsection 6 must:

      (a) Have inscribed on it the international symbol

of access which is at least 3 inches in height, is centered on the placard and

is white on a blue background;

      (b) Have an identification number and date of

expiration of:

             (1) If the special parking placard is

issued to a person with a permanent disability, 10 years after the initial date

of issuance; or

             (2) If the special parking placard is

issued to a person with a disability of moderate duration, 2 years after the

initial date of issuance;

      (c) Have placed or inscribed on it the seal or

other identification of the Department; and

      (d) Have a form of attachment which enables a

person using the placard to display the placard from the rearview mirror of the

vehicle.

      8.  A special parking sticker issued

pursuant to subsection 6 must:

      (a) Have inscribed on it the international symbol

of access which complies with any applicable federal standards, is centered on

the sticker and is white on a blue background;

      (b) Have an identification number and a date of

expiration of:

             (1) If the special parking sticker is

issued to a person with a permanent disability, 10 years after the initial date

of issuance; or

             (2) If the special parking sticker is

issued to a person with a disability of moderate duration, 2 years after the

initial date of issuance; and

      (c) Have placed or inscribed on it the seal or

other identification of the Department.

      9.  Before the date of expiration of a

special parking placard or special parking sticker issued to a person with a

permanent disability or disability of moderate duration, the person shall renew

the special parking placard or special parking sticker. If the applicant for

renewal is a person with a disability of moderate duration, the applicant must

include with the application for renewal a statement from a licensed physician

certifying that the applicant is a person with a disability which limits or

impairs the ability to walk, and that such disability, although not

irreversible, is estimated to last longer than 6 months. A person with a

permanent disability is not required to submit evidence of a continuing

disability with the application for renewal.

      10.  The Department, or a city or county,

may issue, and charge a reasonable fee for, a temporary parking placard for a

vehicle other than a motorcycle or a temporary parking sticker for a motorcycle

upon the application of a person with a temporary disability. Upon request, the

Department, city or county may issue one additional temporary parking placard

to an applicant. The application must include a certificate from a licensed

physician indicating:

      (a) That the applicant has a temporary

disability; and

      (b) The estimated period of the disability.

      11.  A temporary parking placard issued

pursuant to subsection 10 must:

      (a) Have inscribed on it the international symbol

of access which is at least 3 inches in height, is centered on the placard and

is white on a red background;

      (b) Have an identification number and a date of

expiration; and

      (c) Have a form of attachment which enables a

person using the placard to display the placard from the rearview mirror of the

vehicle.

      12.  A temporary parking sticker issued

pursuant to subsection 10 must:

      (a) Have inscribed on it the international symbol

of access which is at least 3 inches in height, is centered on the sticker and

is white on a red background; and

      (b) Have an identification number and a date of

expiration.

      13.  A temporary parking placard or

temporary parking sticker is valid only for the period for which a physician

has certified the disability, but in no case longer than 6 months. If the

temporary disability continues after the period for which the physician has

certified the disability, the person with the temporary disability must renew

the temporary parking placard or temporary parking sticker before the temporary

parking placard or temporary parking sticker expires. The person with the

temporary disability shall include with the application for renewal a statement

from a licensed physician certifying that the applicant continues to be a

person with a temporary disability and the estimated period of the disability.

      14.  A special or temporary parking placard

must be displayed in the vehicle when the vehicle is parked by hanging or

attaching the placard to the rearview mirror of the vehicle. If the vehicle has

no rearview mirror, the placard must be placed on the dashboard of the vehicle

in such a manner that the placard can easily be seen from outside the vehicle

when the vehicle is parked.

      15.  Upon issuing a special license plate

pursuant to subsection 1, a special or temporary parking placard, or a special

or temporary parking sticker, the Department, or the city or county, if

applicable, shall issue a letter to the applicant that sets forth the name and

address of the person with a permanent disability, disability of moderate

duration or temporary disability to whom the special license plate, special or

temporary parking placard or special or temporary parking sticker has been

issued and:

      (a) If the person receives special license

plates, the license plate number designated for the plates; and

      (b) If the person receives a special or temporary

parking placard or a special or temporary parking sticker, the identification

number and date of expiration indicated on the placard or sticker.

Ê The letter,

or a legible copy thereof, must be kept with the vehicle for which the special

license plate has been issued or in which the person to whom the special or

temporary parking placard or special or temporary parking sticker has been

issued is driving or is a passenger.

      16.  A special or temporary parking sticker

must be affixed to the windscreen of the motorcycle. If the motorcycle has no

windscreen, the sticker must be affixed to any other part of the motorcycle

which may be easily seen when the motorcycle is parked.

      17.  Special or temporary parking placards,

special or temporary parking stickers, or special license plates issued

pursuant to this section do not authorize parking in any area on a highway

where parking is prohibited by law.

      18.  No person, other than the person

certified as being a person with a permanent disability, disability of moderate

duration or temporary disability, or a person actually transporting such a

person, may use the special license plate or plates or a special or temporary

parking placard, or a special or temporary parking sticker issued pursuant to

this section to obtain any special parking privileges available pursuant to

this section.

      19.  Any person who violates the provisions

of subsection 18 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      20.  The Department may review the

eligibility of each holder of a special parking placard, a special parking

sticker or special license plates, or any combination thereof. Upon a

determination of ineligibility by the Department, the holder shall surrender

the special parking placard, special parking sticker or special license plates,

or any combination thereof, to the Department.

      21.  The Department may adopt such

regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 983; A 1971, 1554; 1973, 81;

1975, 820; 1983,

823; 1985,

908; 1989,

1315; 1991,

359; 1993,

1387; 1995,

2760; 1999,

2568; 2003,

376; 2005,

984, 1367)

PLACARDS FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS AND ASSOCIATED

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS AND PARAMEDICS

      NRS 482.3843  Application; issuance; use; surrender; no fee to be charged by

Department.

      1.  The chief of a volunteer fire

department may apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles for the issuance of a

placard for a member of the volunteer fire department, a volunteer emergency

medical technician, advanced emergency medical technician or paramedic

associated with the department. The application must:

      (a) Be submitted on a form approved by the

Department of Motor Vehicles; and

      (b) Include:

             (1) The name of the volunteer fire

department;

             (2) The county in which the volunteer fire

department is located; and

             (3) The number of placards requested.

      2.  Upon receipt of an application pursuant

to the provisions of subsection 1, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall

prepare and issue the number of placards requested in the application. The

placards must be yellow in color and must have appropriate mounting holes. The

volunteer fire department is responsible for determining the design, lettering

and numbering of the placards.

      3.  The chief of the volunteer fire

department shall establish rules:

      (a) Regarding the issuance and use of the

placards; and

      (b) Establishing a method of establishing and

maintaining records of placards that have been issued.

      4.  When a member to whom a placard has

been issued ceases to be a member of the volunteer fire department, or when a

volunteer emergency medical technician, advanced emergency medical technician

or paramedic to whom a placard has been issued ceases to be associated with the

department, the person shall surrender the placard to the chief of the

volunteer fire department from which the person received the placard.

      5.  A placard issued pursuant to the

provisions of this section may not be used in lieu of a license plate otherwise

required by this chapter.

      6.  The Department of Motor Vehicles shall

not charge a fee for the issuance of the placards pursuant to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 253; A 2001, 2551; 2013, 959)

PERMITS FOR UNREGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLES

      NRS 482.385  Registration of vehicle of nonresident owner not required;

exceptions; registration of vehicle by person upon becoming resident of this

State or accepting gainful employment or enrolling child in public school in

this State; penalty; taxes and fees; surrender of nonresident license plates

and registration certificate; citation for violation.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsections 5 and 7 and NRS 482.390 and 482.3961, a nonresident owner of a vehicle of a type

subject to registration pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, owning any

vehicle which has been registered for the current year in the state, country or

other place of which the owner is a resident and which at all times when

operated in this State has displayed upon it the registration license plate

issued for the vehicle in the place of residence of the owner, may operate or

permit the operation of the vehicle within this State without its registration

in this State pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and without the

payment of any registration fees to this State:

      (a) For a period of not more than 30 days in the

aggregate in any 1 calendar year; and

      (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph

(a), during any period in which the owner is:

             (1) On active duty in the military service

of the United States;

             (2) An out-of-state student;

             (3) Registered as a student at a college

or university located outside this State and who is in the State for a period

of not more than 6 months to participate in a work-study program for which the

student earns academic credits from the college or university; or

             (4) A migrant or seasonal farm worker.

      2.  This section does not:

      (a) Prohibit the use of manufacturers’,

distributors’ or dealers’ license plates issued by any state or country by any

nonresident in the operation of any vehicle on the public highways of this

State.

      (b) Require registration of vehicles of a type

subject to registration pursuant to the provisions of this chapter operated by

nonresident common motor carriers of persons or property, contract motor

carriers of persons or property, or private motor carriers of property as

stated in NRS 482.390.

      (c) Require registration of a vehicle operated by

a border state employee.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 5, when a person, formerly a nonresident, becomes a resident of this

State, the person shall:

      (a) Within 30 days after becoming a resident; or

      (b) At the time he or she obtains a driver’s

license,

Ê whichever

occurs earlier, apply for the registration of each vehicle the person owns

which is operated in this State. When a person, formerly a nonresident, applies

for a driver’s license in this State, the Department shall inform the person of

the requirements imposed by this subsection and of the penalties that may be imposed

for failure to comply with the provisions of this subsection.

      4.  A citation may be issued pursuant to

subsection 1, 3 or 5 only if the violation is discovered when the vehicle is

halted or its driver arrested for another alleged violation or offense. The

Department shall maintain or cause to be maintained a list or other record of

persons who fail to comply with the provisions of subsection 3 and shall, at

least once each month, provide a copy of that list or record to the Department

of Public Safety.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection and NRS 482.3961, a resident or

nonresident owner of a vehicle of a type subject to registration pursuant to

the provisions of this chapter who engages in a trade, profession or occupation

or accepts gainful employment in this State or who enrolls his or her children

in a public school in this State shall, within 30 days after the commencement

of such employment or enrollment, apply for the registration of each vehicle

the person owns which is operated in this State. The provisions of this

subsection do not apply to a nonresident who is:

      (a) On active duty in the military service of the

United States;

      (b) An out-of-state student;

      (c) Registered as a student at a college or

university located outside this State and who is in the State for a period of

not more than 6 months to participate in a work-study program for which the

student earns academic credits from the college or university; or

      (d) A migrant or seasonal farm worker.

      6.  A person who violates the provisions of

subsection 1, 3 or 5 is guilty of a misdemeanor and, except as otherwise

provided in this subsection, shall be punished by a fine of $1,000. The fine

imposed pursuant to this subsection is in addition to any fine or penalty

imposed for the other alleged violation or offense for which the vehicle was

halted or its driver arrested pursuant to subsection 4. The fine imposed

pursuant to this subsection may be reduced to not less than $200 if the person presents

evidence at the time of the hearing that the person has registered the vehicle

pursuant to this chapter.

      7.  Any resident operating upon a highway

of this State a motor vehicle which is owned by a nonresident and which is

furnished to the resident operator for his or her continuous use within this

State, shall cause that vehicle to be registered within 30 days after beginning

its operation within this State.

      8.  A person registering a vehicle pursuant

to the provisions of subsection 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 or pursuant to NRS 482.390:

      (a) Must be assessed the registration fees and

governmental services tax, as required by the provisions of this chapter and chapter 371 of NRS; and

      (b) Must not be allowed credit on those taxes and

fees for the unused months of the previous registration.

      9.  If a vehicle is used in this State for

a gainful purpose, the owner shall immediately apply to the Department for

registration, except as otherwise provided in NRS

482.390, 482.395, 482.3961

and 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive.

      10.  An owner registering a vehicle

pursuant to the provisions of this section shall surrender the existing

nonresident license plates and registration certificates to the Department for

cancellation.

      11.  A vehicle may be cited for a violation

of this section regardless of whether it is in operation or is parked on a

highway, in a public parking lot or on private property which is open to the

public if, after communicating with the owner or operator of the vehicle, the

peace officer issuing the citation determines that:

      (a) The owner of the vehicle is a resident of

this State;

      (b) The vehicle is used in this State for a

gainful purpose;

      (c) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b)

of subsection 1, the owner of the vehicle is a nonresident and has operated the

vehicle in this State for more than 30 days in the aggregate in any 1 calendar

year; or

      (d) The owner of the vehicle is a nonresident

required to register the vehicle pursuant to subsection 5.

      12.  A constable may issue a citation for a

violation of this section only if the vehicle is located in his or her township

at the time the citation is issued.

      13.  As used in this section, “peace

officer” includes a constable.

      [Part 17:202:1931; A 1933, 249; 1937, 330; 1941, 279;

1943, 266; 1951, 156; 1955, 350]—(NRS A 1960, 130; 1961, 131, 350; 1963, 215;

1973, 1568; 1975, 334; 1981, 474; 1983, 1005; 1985, 1836; 1989, 705, 1169, 1422; 1991, 1990; 1995, 2727; 2001, 332; 2003, 3378; 2005, 2062; 2009, 3015;

2011, 1588;

2013, 2950,

3193)

      NRS 482.390  Commercial vehicle of nonresident owner: Applicability of

provisions; conditions for exemption from registration.

      1.  All nonresident owners or operators of

vehicles of a type subject to registration under this chapter operating those

vehicles on the public highways of this State as common motor carriers of

persons or property, contract motor carriers of persons or property, or private

motor carriers of property, as such carriers are now or may hereafter be

defined in the laws of this State relating thereto are governed by and must pay

the fees required by the provisions of those laws with respect to the operation

of those vehicles in any of such carrier services.

      2.  All such nonresident owners or

operators of such vehicles may operate the vehicles upon the public highways of

this State without any registration thereof in this State under the provisions

of this chapter and without the payment of any registration fees to the State

upon the following conditions:

      (a) That each vehicle must be operated pursuant

to a permit designated as a “hunter’s permit” in § 910 of article IX of the

International Registration Plan, as adopted by the Department pursuant to NRS 706.826, or be registered or licensed

and have attached thereto the registration or license plates for the then

current year, pursuant to the motor vehicle registration laws of the state or

country wherein the owner of the motor vehicle resides or maintains his or her

principal place of business and wherein the vehicle is registered for that

year, which registration or license plates must be displayed on the vehicle

during all of the time operated in this State.

      (b) That the laws of the state or country of the

residence or principal place of business of the owner of the vehicle do not

require the registration of the vehicles and payment of fees therefor from

residents of this State engaging in similar carrier services in the state or

country of the residence or principal place of business of the nonresident

owner wherein the motor vehicle is registered.

      [Part 17:202:1931; A 1933, 249; 1937, 330; 1941, 279;

1943, 266; 1951, 156; 1955, 350]—(NRS A 1997, 320)

      NRS 482.395  Reciprocal agreements and arrangements.  The

Director is authorized, empowered and directed to enter into agreements and

formal compacts with appropriate officials of other states for the purpose of

establishing rules and regulations governing registration, conduct and

operation of motor vehicles coming within the provisions of NRS 482.385 and 482.390,

including mutual agreements leading to the revocation of reciprocity for

persistent violators of laws concerning motor vehicle operation and licensing.

      [Part 17:202:1931; A 1933, 249; 1937, 330; 1941, 279;

1943, 266; 1951, 156; 1955, 350]—(NRS A 1961, 132; 1973, 1569)

      NRS 482.3955  Special permits for movement of vehicles by dealers,

distributors, rebuilders or other persons; permits for operation of vehicle by

charitable organizations.

      1.  The Department shall issue to any

dealer, distributor, rebuilder or other person, upon request, and upon payment

of a fee of $8.25, a special permit, in a form to be determined by the Department,

for the movement of any vehicle to sell outside the State of Nevada, or for the

movement outside the State of any vehicle purchased by a nonresident. The

permit must be affixed to the vehicle to be so moved in a manner and position

to be determined by the Department, and expires 15 days after its issuance.

      2.  The Department may issue a permit to a

resident of this State who desires to move an unregistered vehicle within the

State upon the payment of a fee of $8.25. The permit is valid for 24 hours.

      3.  The Department shall, upon the request

of a charitable organization which intends to sell a vehicle which has been

donated to the organization, issue to the organization a permit for the

operation of the vehicle until the vehicle is sold by the organization. The

Department shall not charge a fee for the issuance of the permit.

      (Added to NRS by 1960, 134; A 1963, 105; 1965, 1474;

1971, 1554; 1973, 171; 1983, 1001; 1995, 2355)

      NRS 482.396  Permit to operate certain unregistered vehicles.

      1.  A person who is not a dealer,

manufacturer or rebuilder may apply to the Department for a permit to operate a

vehicle which:

      (a) Is not subject to the provisions of NRS 482.390, 482.395 and 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive; and

      (b) Is not currently registered in this State,

another state or a foreign country, or has been purchased by the applicant from

a person who is not a dealer.

      2.  The Department shall adopt regulations

imposing a fee for the issuance of the permit.

      3.  Each permit must:

      (a) Bear the date of expiration in numerals of

sufficient size to be plainly readable from a reasonable distance during

daylight;

      (b) Expire at 5 p.m. not more than 60 days after

its date of issuance;

      (c) Be affixed to the vehicle in the manner

prescribed by the Department; and

      (d) Be removed and destroyed upon its expiration

or the issuance of a new permit or a certificate of registration for the

vehicle, whichever occurs first.

      4.  The Department may authorize the

issuance of more than one permit for the vehicle to be operated by the

applicant.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 238; A 1981, 868; 1985, 683; 2001, 913; 2010, 26th

Special Session, 47)

      NRS 482.3961  Nonresident business permit required for vehicle owned by

nonresident who allows vehicle to be operated in this State for business

purpose; conditions; application; fees; penalties; regulations.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section and NRS 482.390 and 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive, a nonresident who:

      (a) Is not a natural person;

      (b) Is the owner of a vehicle of a type subject

to registration pursuant to the provisions of this chapter; and

      (c) Allows that vehicle to be operated in this

State by an employee, independent contractor or any other person for the

purpose of engaging in the business of the nonresident within this State,

Ê shall,

within 10 days after the commencement of such operation, apply for a

nonresident business permit for the vehicle.

      2.  The Department shall grant an

application for the permitting of a vehicle pursuant to subsection 1 if the

nonresident owner of the vehicle:

      (a) Submits proof that the vehicle has been

registered for the current year in the state, country or other place of which

the owner is a resident;

      (b) Submits proof that the vehicle is currently

insured in compliance with the laws of the state, country or other place of

which the owner is a resident;

      (c) Submits proof that the vehicle has been

tested for emissions in compliance with the laws of the state, country or other

place of which the owner is a resident or, if the place where the owner is a

resident does not require the testing of the emissions of motor vehicles,

complies with the provisions of NRS

445B.700 to 445B.815, inclusive,

and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto for the vehicle as if the vehicle

were required to comply with those provisions; and

      (d) Pays a fee of:

             (1) Two hundred dollars for the first

vehicle for which the owner obtains a permit pursuant to this section.

             (2) One hundred and fifty dollars for each

additional vehicle for which the owner obtains a permit pursuant to this

section.

      3.  The Department shall issue to a

nonresident owner who obtains a permit for a vehicle pursuant to this section

an indicator for the permitted vehicle that must be displayed on the permitted

vehicle when the permitted vehicle is operated in this State. The indicator

issued pursuant to this subsection is nontransferable and expires 1 year after

the date of issuance.

      4.  All fees paid pursuant to subsection 2

must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the State Highway Fund

and expended pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS

408.235.

      5.  A person who violates the provisions of

this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished:

      (a) For the first offense, by a fine of not more

than $500.

      (b) For the second and each subsequent offense,

by a fine of not more than $750.

Ê The failure

of a person to comply with the provisions of this section for each vehicle to

which this section applies constitutes a separate offense.

      6.  A vehicle may be cited for a violation

of this section regardless of whether it is in operation or is parked on a

highway, in a public parking lot or on private property which is open to the

public if, after communicating with the owner or operator of the vehicle, the

peace officer issuing the citation determines that the vehicle is required to

be permitted pursuant to subsection 1. As used in this subsection, “peace

officer” includes a constable.

      7.  The Department may adopt such

regulations as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

      8.  The provisions of this section do not

apply with respect to a vehicle that is leased or rented to a lessee by a

short-term lessor, as that term is defined in subsection 5 of NRS 482.053.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 3191)

      NRS 482.3963  Temporary permit for owner-lessor to operate certain

unregistered vehicles.

      1.  An owner of a vehicle who leases it to

a carrier and operates the vehicle pursuant to that lease may apply to the

Department for a temporary permit to operate the vehicle if the vehicle:

      (a) Is not subject to the provisions of NRS 482.390 and 482.395;

      (b) Is not currently registered in this State,

another state or a foreign country; and

      (c) Is operated at the vehicle’s unladen weight.

      2.  The Department shall charge $10 for

such a temporary permit, in addition to all other applicable fees and taxes.

      3.  Such a temporary permit must:

      (a) Bear the date of its expiration;

      (b) Expire at 5 p.m. on the 15th day after its

date of issuance;

      (c) Be affixed to the vehicle in a manner

prescribed by the Department; and

      (d) Be removed and destroyed upon its expiration

or upon the issuance of a certificate of registration for the vehicle,

whichever occurs first.

      4.  As used in this section, “carrier”

means a common motor carrier of passengers as defined in NRS 706.041, a common motor carrier of

property as defined in NRS 706.046, a

contract motor carrier as defined in NRS

706.051, or a private motor carrier of property as defined in NRS 706.111.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 318)

      NRS 482.3965  Temporary permit for short-term lessor to operate certain

unregistered vehicles.

      1.  A short-term lessor may apply to the

Department for a temporary permit to operate a vehicle which:

      (a) Is not subject to the provisions of NRS 482.390, 482.395 and 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive; and

      (b) Is not currently registered in this State,

another state or a foreign country.

      2.  The Department may, by regulation,

establish a reasonable fee for such a permit. When a short-term lessor who has

received a temporary permit issued pursuant to this section applies to register

the vehicle, the Department shall credit against the amount otherwise due the

amount paid by the short-term lessor for the temporary permit.

      3.  A permit must:

      (a) Bear the date of its expiration in numerals

of sufficient size to be plainly readable from a reasonable distance during

daylight;

      (b) Expire at 5 p.m. on the 30th day after its

date of issuance;

      (c) Be affixed to the vehicle in the manner

prescribed by the Department; and

      (d) Be removed and destroyed upon its expiration

or the issuance of a certificate of registration for the vehicle, whichever

occurs first.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 156; A 2005, 4)

PERMITS FOR GOLF CARTS

      NRS 482.398  Issuance in county whose population is 700,000 or more;

conditions under which permit not necessary.

      1.  In a county whose population is 700,000

or more, a permit for the operation of a golf cart may be issued by the

Department if the golf cart is equipped as required by subsection 2 and

evidence of insurance as required for the registration of a motor vehicle is

submitted when application for the permit is made.

      2.  A golf cart must have the following

equipment:

      (a) Headlamps;

      (b) Tail lamps, reflectors, stop lamps and an

emblem or placard for slow moving vehicles;

      (c) A mirror; and

      (d) Brakes.

Ê Each of

these items of equipment must meet the standards prescribed for motor vehicles

generally.

      3.  A permit is not required for the

operation of a golf cart during daylight, by a person holding a current

driver’s license, if the golf cart is:

      (a) Equipped with an emblem or placard for slow

moving vehicles; and

      (b) Operated solely upon that portion of a

highway designated by the appropriate city or county as a:

             (1) Crossing for golf carts; or

             (2) Route of access between a golf course

and the residence or temporary abode of the owner or operator of the golf cart.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2329; A 1993, 2481; 1995, 2731; 2011, 1288)

TRANSFER OF TITLE OR INTEREST

      NRS 482.399  Expiration of registration on transfer of ownership or

destruction of vehicle; transfer of registration to another vehicle; reuse of

license plates; refund.

      1.  Upon the transfer of the ownership of

or interest in any vehicle by any holder of a valid registration, or upon

destruction of the vehicle, the registration expires.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3 of NRS 482.483, the holder of the

original registration may transfer the registration to another vehicle to be

registered by the holder and use the same regular license plate or plates or

special license plate or plates issued pursuant to NRS

482.3667 to 482.3823, inclusive, or 482.384, on the vehicle from which the registration is

being transferred, if the license plate or plates are appropriate for the

second vehicle, upon filing an application for transfer of registration and

upon paying the transfer registration fee and the excess, if any, of the

registration fee and governmental services tax on the vehicle to which the

registration is transferred over the total registration fee and governmental

services tax paid on all vehicles from which he or she is transferring

ownership or interest. Except as otherwise provided in NRS

482.294, an application for transfer of registration must be made in

person, if practicable, to any office or agent of the Department or to a

registered dealer, and the license plate or plates may not be used upon a

second vehicle until registration of that vehicle is complete.

      3.  In computing the governmental services

tax, the Department, its agent or the registered dealer shall credit the

portion of the tax paid on the first vehicle attributable to the remainder of

the current registration period or calendar year on a pro rata monthly basis

against the tax due on the second vehicle or on any other vehicle of which the

person is the registered owner. If any person transfers ownership or interest

in two or more vehicles, the Department or the registered dealer shall credit

the portion of the tax paid on all of the vehicles attributable to the

remainder of the current registration period or calendar year on a pro rata

monthly basis against the tax due on the vehicle to which the registration is

transferred or on any other vehicle of which the person is the registered

owner. The certificates of registration and unused license plates of the

vehicles from which a person transfers ownership or interest must be submitted

before credit is given against the tax due on the vehicle to which the

registration is transferred or on any other vehicle of which the person is the

registered owner.

      4.  In computing the registration fee, the

Department or its agent or the registered dealer shall credit the portion of

the registration fee paid on each vehicle attributable to the remainder of the

current calendar year or registration period on a pro rata basis against the

registration fee due on the vehicle to which registration is transferred.

      5.  If the amount owed on the registration

fee or governmental services tax on the vehicle to which registration is

transferred is less than the credit on the total registration fee or

governmental services tax paid on all vehicles from which a person transfers

ownership or interest, no refund may be allowed by the Department.

      6.  If the license plate or plates are not

appropriate for the second vehicle, the plate or plates must be surrendered to

the Department or registered dealer and an appropriate plate or plates must be

issued by the Department. The Department shall not reissue the surrendered

plate or plates until the next succeeding licensing period.

      7.  If application for transfer of

registration is not made within 60 days after the destruction or transfer of

ownership of or interest in any vehicle, the license plate or plates must be

surrendered to the Department on or before the 60th day for cancellation of the

registration.

      8.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2 of NRS 371.040 and

subsection 7 of NRS 482.260, if a person cancels

his or her registration and surrenders to the Department the license plates for

a vehicle, the Department shall, in accordance with the provisions of

subsection 9, issue to the person a refund of the portion of the registration

fee and governmental services tax paid on the vehicle attributable to the

remainder of the current calendar year or registration period on a pro rata

basis.

      9.  The Department shall issue a refund

pursuant to subsection 8 only if the request for a refund is made at the time

the registration is cancelled and the license plates are surrendered, the

person requesting the refund is a resident of Nevada, the amount eligible for

refund exceeds $100, and evidence satisfactory to the Department is submitted

that reasonably proves the existence of extenuating circumstances. For the

purposes of this subsection, the term “extenuating circumstances” means

circumstances wherein:

      (a) The person has recently relinquished his or

her driver’s license and has sold or otherwise disposed of his or her vehicle.

      (b) The vehicle has been determined to be

inoperable and the person does not transfer the registration to a different

vehicle.

      (c) The owner of the vehicle is seriously ill or

has died and the guardians or survivors have sold or otherwise disposed of the

vehicle.

      (d) Any other event occurs which the Department,

by regulation, has defined to constitute an “extenuating circumstance” for the

purposes of this subsection.

      (Added to NRS by 1959, 916; A 1960, 131; 1963, 1130;

1969, 687; 1977,

268; 1983,

1620; 1995,

1865; 1997,

320, 2645;

2001, 333, 2782; 2003, 3379; 2007, 578; 2013, 2861)

      NRS 482.400  Endorsement of certificate of title upon transfer; electronic

submission of notice of transfer; form for transfer of ownership for use by

dealer; registration by transferee; exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection and subsections 3, 6 and 7, and NRS 482.247,

upon a transfer of the title to, or the interest of an owner in, a vehicle

registered or issued a certificate of title under the provisions of this

chapter, the person or persons whose title or interest is to be transferred and

the transferee shall write their signatures with pen and ink upon the certificate

of title issued for the vehicle, together with the residence address of the

transferee, in the appropriate spaces provided upon the reverse side of the

certificate. The Department may, by regulation, prescribe alternative methods

by which a signature may be affixed upon a manufacturer’s certificate of origin

or a manufacturer’s statement of origin issued for a vehicle. The alternative

methods must ensure the authenticity of the signatures.

      2.  Within 5 days after the transfer of the

title to, or the interest of an owner in, a vehicle registered or issued a

certificate of title under the provisions of this chapter, the person or

persons whose title or interest is to be transferred may submit electronically

to the Department a notice of the transfer. The Department may provide, by

request and at the discretion of the Department, information submitted to the

Department pursuant to this section to a tow car operator or other interested

party. The Department shall adopt regulations establishing:

      (a) Procedures for electronic submissions

pursuant to this section; and

      (b) Standards for determining who may receive

information from the Department pursuant to this section.

      3.  The Department shall provide a form for

use by a dealer for the transfer of ownership of a vehicle. The form must be

produced in a manner which ensures that the form may not be easily

counterfeited. Upon the attachment of the form to a certificate of title issued

for a vehicle, the form becomes a part of that certificate of title. The Department

may charge a fee not to exceed the cost to provide the form.

      4.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsections 5, 6 and 7, the transferee shall immediately apply for registration

as provided in NRS 482.215 and shall pay the

governmental services taxes due.

      5.  If the transferee is a dealer who

intends to resell the vehicle, the transferee is not required to register, pay

a transfer or registration fee for, or pay a governmental services tax on the

vehicle. When the vehicle is resold, the purchaser shall apply for registration

as provided in NRS 482.215 and shall pay the

governmental services taxes due.

      6.  If the transferee consigns the vehicle

to a wholesale vehicle auctioneer:

      (a) The transferee shall, within 30 days after

that consignment, provide the wholesale vehicle auctioneer with the certificate

of title for the vehicle, executed as required by subsection 1, and any other

documents necessary to obtain another certificate of title for the vehicle.

      (b) The wholesale vehicle auctioneer shall be

deemed a transferee of the vehicle for the purposes of subsection 5. The

wholesale vehicle auctioneer is not required to comply with subsection 1 if the

wholesale vehicle auctioneer:

             (1) Does not take an ownership interest in

the vehicle;

             (2) Auctions the vehicle to a vehicle

dealer or automobile wrecker who is licensed as such in this or any other

state; and

             (3) Stamps his or her name, his or her

identification number as a vehicle dealer and the date of the auction on the

certificate of title and the bill of sale and any other documents of transfer

for the vehicle.

      7.  A charitable organization which intends

to sell a vehicle which has been donated to the organization must deliver immediately

to the Department or its agent the certificate of registration and the license

plate or plates for the vehicle, if the license plate or plates have not been

removed from the vehicle. The charitable organization must not be required to

register, pay a transfer or registration fee for, or pay a governmental

services tax on the vehicle. When the vehicle is sold by the charitable

organization, the purchaser shall apply for registration as provided in NRS 482.215 and pay the governmental services taxes

due.

      8.  As used in this section, “wholesale

vehicle auctioneer” means a dealer who:

      (a) Is engaged in the business of auctioning

consigned motor vehicles to vehicle dealers or automobile wreckers, or both,

who are licensed as such in this or any other state; and

      (b) Does not in the ordinary course of business

buy, sell or own the vehicles he or she auctions.

      [Part 15:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.14]—(NRS A 1959,

914; 1960, 131; 1963, 1131; 1969, 688; 1975, 1088; 1995, 1043, 2355; 1999, 2567; 2001, 334, 914, 923; 2003, 462; 2007, 988; 2009, 1307)

      NRS 482.410  Transferee to apply for certificate of registration and pay

governmental services tax.  The

transferee of a vehicle shall apply for a certificate of registration and pay

the governmental services tax to the deputy registrar of motor vehicles in any

county of this State, in the manner provided in this chapter for an original

registration.

      [Part 15:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.14]—(NRS A 1959,

915; 1960, 132; 1967, 132; 2001, 335)

      NRS 482.415  Registration if transferee unable to produce certificate of

registration or title.

      1.  Whenever application is made to the

Department for registration of a vehicle previously registered pursuant to this

chapter and the applicant is unable to present the certificate of registration

or certificate of title previously issued for the vehicle because the

certificate of registration or certificate of title is lost, unlawfully

detained by one in possession or otherwise not available, the Department may

receive the application, investigate the circumstances of the case and require

the filing of affidavits or other information. When the Department is satisfied

that the applicant is entitled to a new certificate of registration and

certificate of title, it may register the applicant’s vehicle and issue new

certificates and a new license plate or plates to the person or persons

entitled thereto.

      2.  Whenever application is made to the

Department for the registration of a motor vehicle of which the:

      (a) Ownership has been transferred;

      (b) Certificate of title is lost, unlawfully

detained by one in possession or otherwise not available; and

      (c) Model year is 9 years old or newer,

Ê the

transferor of the motor vehicle may, to furnish any information required by the

Department to carry out the provisions of NRS

484D.330, designate the transferee of the motor vehicle as attorney-in-fact

on a form for a power of attorney provided by the Department.

      3.  The Department shall provide the form

described in subsection 2. The form must be:

      (a) Produced in a manner that ensures that the

form may not be easily counterfeited; and

      (b) Substantially similar to the form set forth

in Appendix E of Part 580 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

      4.  The Department may charge a fee not to

exceed 50 cents for each form it provides.

      [Part 7:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.06]—(NRS A 1959,

915; 1995, 1044;

2003, 463)

      NRS 482.420  Transfer other than voluntary transfer: Expiration of

registration; operation of vehicle.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, in the event of the transfer by operation of law of the title or

interest of an owner in and to a vehicle as upon inheritance, devise or

bequest, order in bankruptcy or insolvency, execution sale, repossession upon

default in performing the terms of a lease or executory sales contract,

transfer on death pursuant to NRS 482.247, or

otherwise, the registration thereof expires and the vehicle must not be

operated upon the highways until and unless the person entitled thereto shall

apply for and obtain the registration thereof.

      2.  An administrator, executor, trustee or

other representative of the owner, or a sheriff or other officer, or any person

repossessing the vehicle under the terms of a conditional sales contract, lease

or other security agreement, or the assignee or legal representative of any

such person, may operate or cause to be operated any vehicle upon the highways

for a distance not to exceed 75 miles from the place of repossession or place

where formerly kept by the owner to a garage, warehouse or other place of

keeping or storage, either upon displaying upon such vehicle the number plate

issued to the former owner or without a number plate attached thereto but under

written permission first obtained from the Department or the local police

authorities having jurisdiction over such highways, and upon displaying in

plain sight a placard bearing the name and address of the person authorizing

and directing such movement and plainly readable from a distance of 100 feet

during daylight.

      [Part 15:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.14]—(NRS A 1965,

942; 2007, 990)

LEASE OF MOTOR VEHICLE OR TRAILER FOR USE PRIMARILY IN

TRADE OR BUSINESS

      NRS 482.4215  Circumstances in which lease does not constitute sale or create

security interest.  Notwithstanding

any specific statute to the contrary, the lease of a motor vehicle or trailer

for use primarily in a trade or business of the lessee does not constitute a

sale or create a security interest merely because the lease permits or requires

that the rental price be adjusted upward or downward by reference to the amount

realized by the lessor upon the sale or other disposition of the motor vehicle

or trailer upon the termination of the lease.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 1425)

SECURITY INTERESTS IN VEHICLES

      NRS 482.423  Sale of new vehicle: Duties of seller; information concerning

secured party or assignee; temporary placards; dealer to complete dealer’s

report of sale and furnish copy of information included therein; applicability

of section.

      1.  When a new vehicle is sold in this

State for the first time, the seller shall complete and submit to the

Department a manufacturer’s certificate of origin or a manufacturer’s statement

of origin and, unless the vehicle is sold to a dealer who is licensed to sell

the vehicle, transmit electronically to the Department a dealer’s report of

sale. The dealer’s report of sale must be transmitted electronically to the

Department in the manner required by the Department and must include:

      (a) A description of the vehicle;

      (b) The name and address of the seller; and

      (c) The name and address of the buyer.

      2.  If, in connection with the sale, a

security interest is taken or retained by the seller to secure all or part of

the purchase price, or a security interest is taken by a person who gives value

to enable the buyer to acquire rights in the vehicle, the name and address of

the secured party or his or her assignee must be included in the dealer’s

report of sale and on the manufacturer’s certificate or statement of origin.

      3.  Unless an extension of time is granted

by the Department, the seller shall:

      (a) Collect the fees set forth in NRS 482.429 for:

             (1) A certificate of title for a vehicle

registered in this State; and

             (2) The processing of the dealer’s report

of sale; and

      (b) Within 20 days after the electronic

transmission to the Department of the dealer’s report of sale:

             (1) Submit to the Department the

manufacturer’s certificate or statement of origin; and

             (2) Remit to the Department the fees

collected pursuant to paragraph (a).

      4.  Upon entering into a contract or other

written agreement for the sale of a new vehicle, the seller shall affix a

temporary placard to the rear of the vehicle. Only one temporary placard may be

issued for the vehicle. The temporary placard must:

      (a) Be in a form prescribed by the Department;

      (b) Be made of a material appropriate for use on

the exterior of a vehicle;

      (c) Be free from foreign materials and clearly

visible from the rear of the vehicle; and

      (d) Include the date of its expiration.

      5.  Compliance with the requirements of

subsection 4 permits the vehicle to be operated for a period not to exceed 30

days after the execution of a written agreement to purchase or the contract of

sale, whichever occurs first. Upon the issuance of the certificate of

registration and license plates for the vehicle or the expiration of the

temporary placard, whichever occurs first, the buyer shall remove the temporary

placard from the rear of the vehicle.

      6.  For the purposes of establishing

compliance with the period required by paragraph (b) of subsection 3, the

Department shall use the date on which the dealer’s report of sale was

transmitted electronically to the Department as the beginning date of the

20-day period.

      7.  Upon execution of all the documents

necessary to complete the sale of a vehicle, including, without limitation, the

financial documents, the dealer shall complete the dealer’s report of sale and

furnish a copy of the information included therein to the buyer not less than

10 days before the expiration of the temporary placard.

      8.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to kit trailers.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 129; A 1973, 1163; 1975, 1073;

1977, 998; 1979, 1024, 1226; 1993, 1390; 1995, 777, 1865; 1997, 196; 1999, 255; 2001, 915; 2003, 2641; 2007, 3216; 2013, 2522)

      NRS 482.4235  Lease of new vehicle pursuant to long-term lease: Duties of

long-term lessor; temporary placards; completion of long-term lessor’s report

of lease and furnishing of copy of information included therein.

      1.  If a new vehicle is leased in this

State by a long-term lessor, the long-term lessor shall complete and submit to

the Department a manufacturer’s certificate of origin or a manufacturer’s

statement of origin, and transmit electronically to the Department a long-term

lessor’s report of lease. Such a report must be transmitted electronically to

the Department in the manner required by the Department and must include:

      (a) A description of the vehicle; and

      (b) The names and addresses of the long-term

lessor, long-term lessee and any person having a security interest in the

vehicle.

      2.  Unless an extension of time is granted

by the Department, the long-term lessor shall, within 20 days after the

electronic transmission to the Department of the long-term lessor’s report of

lease:

      (a) Submit to the Department the manufacturer’s

certificate of origin or manufacturer’s statement of origin; and

      (b) Collect and remit to the Department the fee

set forth in NRS 482.429 for the processing of the

long-term lessor’s report of lease.

      3.  Upon entering into a lease or written

agreement to lease for a new vehicle, the long-term lessor shall affix a

temporary placard to the rear of the vehicle. Only one temporary placard may be

issued for the vehicle. The temporary placard must:

      (a) Be in a form prescribed by the Department;

      (b) Be made of a material appropriate for use on

the exterior of a vehicle;

      (c) Be free from foreign materials and clearly

visible from the rear of the vehicle; and

      (d) Include the date of its expiration.

      4.  Compliance with the requirements of

subsection 3 permits the vehicle to be operated for a period not to exceed 30

days after the execution of a written agreement to lease or the lease,

whichever occurs first. Upon issuance of the certificate of registration and

license plates for the vehicle or the expiration of the temporary placard,

whichever occurs first, the long-term lessee shall remove the temporary placard

from the rear of the vehicle.

      5.  For the purposes of establishing

compliance with the period required by subsection 2, the Department shall use

the date on which the long-term lessor’s report of lease was transmitted

electronically to the Department as the beginning date of the 20-day period.

      6.  Upon executing all the documents

necessary to complete the lease of the vehicle, including, without limitation,

the financial documents, the long-term lessor shall complete the long-term

lessor’s report of lease and furnish a copy of the information included therein

to the long-term lessee not less than 10 days before the expiration of the

temporary placard.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 1385; A 1997, 197; 1999, 257; 2001, 916; 2003, 2642; 2007, 3217; 2013, 2523)

      NRS 482.424  Sale of used or rebuilt vehicle: Duties of seller; exception;

information concerning secured party; temporary placards; completion of

dealer’s or rebuilder’s report of sale and furnishing of copy of information

included therein.

      1.  When a used or rebuilt vehicle is sold

in this State to any person, except a licensed dealer, by a dealer, rebuilder,

long-term lessor or short-term lessor, the seller shall complete and submit to

the Department a dealer’s or rebuilder’s report of sale. The dealer’s or

rebuilder’s report of sale must be transmitted electronically to the Department

in the manner required by the Department and must include:

      (a) A description of the vehicle, including

whether it is a rebuilt vehicle;

      (b) The name and address of the seller; and

      (c) The name and address of the buyer.

      2.  If a security interest exists at the

time of the sale, or if in connection with the sale a security interest is

taken or retained by the seller to secure all or part of the purchase price, or

a security interest is taken by a person who gives value to enable the buyer to

acquire rights in the vehicle, the name and address of the secured party must

be included in the dealer’s or rebuilder’s report of sale.

      3.  Unless an extension of time is granted

by the Department, the seller shall:

      (a) Collect the fees set forth in NRS 482.429 for:

             (1) A certificate of title for a vehicle

registered in this State; and

             (2) The processing of the dealer’s or

rebuilder’s report of sale; and

      (b) Within 30 days after the electronic

transmission to the Department of the dealer’s or rebuilder’s report of sale:

             (1) Submit to the Department the properly

endorsed certificate of title previously issued for the vehicle; and

             (2) Remit to the Department the fees

collected pursuant to paragraph (a).

      4.  Upon entering into a contract or other

written agreement for the sale of a used or rebuilt vehicle, the seller shall

affix a temporary placard to the rear of the vehicle. Only one temporary

placard may be issued for the vehicle. The temporary placard must:

      (a) Be in a form prescribed by the Department;

      (b) Be made of a material appropriate for use on

the exterior of a vehicle;

      (c) Be free from foreign materials and clearly

visible from the rear of the vehicle; and

      (d) Include the date of its expiration.

      5.  Compliance with the requirements of

subsection 4 permits the vehicle to be operated for not more than 30 days after

the execution of a written agreement to purchase or the contract of sale,

whichever occurs first. Upon the issuance of the certificate of registration

and license plates for the vehicle or the expiration of the temporary placard,

whichever occurs first, the buyer shall remove the temporary placard from the

rear of the vehicle.

      6.  To establish compliance with the period

required by paragraph (b) of subsection 3, the Department shall use the date on

which the dealer’s or rebuilder’s report of sale was transmitted electronically

to the Department as the beginning date of the 30-day period.

      7.  Upon executing all the documents

necessary to complete the sale of the vehicle, including, without limitation,

the financial documents, the seller shall complete the dealer’s or rebuilder’s

report of sale and furnish a copy of the information included therein to the

buyer not less than 10 days before the expiration of the temporary placard.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 130; A 1971, 1307; 1973, 1163;

1975, 1074; 1977,

999; 1979,

1025, 1227;

1987, 1592;

1993, 1391;

1997, 197; 1999, 257; 2001, 917; 2003, 463, 2643; 2007, 3218; 2013, 2524)

      NRS 482.4245  Lease of used or rebuilt vehicle pursuant to long-term lease:

Duties of long-term lessor; temporary placards; completion of long-term

lessor’s report of lease and furnishing of copy of information included

therein.

      1.  If a used or rebuilt vehicle is leased

in this State by a long-term lessor, the long-term lessor shall complete and

submit to the Department a long-term lessor’s report of lease. Such a report

must be transmitted electronically to the Department in the manner required by

the Department and must include:

      (a) A description of the vehicle;

      (b) An indication as to whether the vehicle is a

rebuilt vehicle; and

      (c) The names and addresses of the long-term

lessor, long-term lessee and any person having a security interest in the

vehicle.

      2.  Unless an extension of time is granted

by the Department, the long-term lessor shall, within 30 days after the

electronic transmission to the Department of the long-term lessor’s report of

lease:

      (a) Submit to the Department the properly

endorsed certificate of title previously issued for the vehicle; and

      (b) Collect and remit to the Department the fee

set forth in NRS 482.429 for the processing of the

long-term lessor’s report of lease.

      3.  Upon entering into a lease or written

agreement to lease for a used or rebuilt vehicle, the long-term lessor shall

affix a temporary placard to the rear of the vehicle. Only one temporary

placard may be issued for the vehicle. The temporary placard must:

      (a) Be in a form prescribed by the Department;

      (b) Be made of a material appropriate for use on

the exterior of a vehicle;

      (c) Be free from foreign materials and clearly

visible from the rear of the vehicle; and

      (d) Include the date of its expiration.

      4.  Compliance with the requirements of

subsection 3 permits the vehicle to be operated for a period not to exceed 30

days after the execution of a written agreement to lease or the lease,

whichever comes first. Upon issuance of the certificate of registration and

license plates for the vehicle or the expiration of the temporary placard,

whichever occurs first, the long-term lessee shall remove the temporary placard

from the rear of the vehicle.

      5.  To establish compliance with the period

required by subsection 2, the Department shall use the date on which the

long-term lessor’s report of lease was transmitted electronically to the

Department as the beginning date of the 30-day period.

      6.  Upon executing all the documents

necessary to complete the lease of the vehicle, including, without limitation,

the financial documents, the long-term lessor shall complete the long-term

lessor’s report of lease and furnish a copy of the information included therein

to the long-term lessee not less than 10 days before the expiration of the

temporary placard.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 1385; A 1997, 198; 1999, 259; 2001, 918; 2003, 464, 2644; 2007, 3219; 2013, 2525)

      NRS 482.4247  Temporary placards issued by Department; fee; disposition of

proceeds.

      1.  The Department shall collect a fee for each

temporary placard issued by the Department to a seller or long-term lessor

pursuant to NRS 482.423 to 482.4245,

inclusive. The fee may not exceed the cost to the Department of producing the

temporary placard.

      2.  The fees collected pursuant to

subsection 1 must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the Motor

Vehicle Fund and allocated to the Department to pay for the cost of producing

the temporary placards.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 255)

      NRS 482.426  Sale of used or rebuilt vehicle by person not dealer or

rebuilder: Duties; documents and statement to be submitted to Department;

remittance of fee.  When a used or

rebuilt vehicle is sold in this State by a person who is not a dealer or

rebuilder, the seller or buyer or both of them shall, within 10 days after the

sale:

      1.  Submit to the Department:

      (a) If a certificate of title has been issued in

this State, the certificate properly endorsed.

      (b) If a certificate of title or other document

of title has been issued by a public authority of another state, territory or

country:

             (1) The certificate or document properly

endorsed; and

             (2) A statement containing, if not

included in the endorsed certificate or document, the description of the

vehicle, including whether it is a rebuilt vehicle, the names and addresses of

the buyer and seller, and the name and address of any person who takes or retains

a purchase money security interest. Any such statement must be signed and

acknowledged by the seller and the buyer.

      (c) If no document of title has been issued by

any public authority, a statement containing all the information and signed and

acknowledged in the manner required by subparagraph (2) of paragraph (b).

      2.  Remit to the Department the fee set

forth in NRS 482.429 for the processing of an

endorsed certificate of title or statement submitted to the Department pursuant

to this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 130; A 1971, 1308; 1987, 1593; 2003, 465, 2645)

      NRS 482.427  Issuance of certificate of title to buyer, secured party or

assignee.

      1.  Upon receipt of the documents required

respectively by NRS 482.423, 482.424

and 482.426 to be submitted to it, and the payment

of all required fees, the Department shall issue a certificate of title.

      2.  If no security interest is created or exists

in connection with the sale, the certificate of title must be issued to the

buyer.

      3.  If a security interest is created by

the sale, the certificate of title must be issued to the secured party or to

his or her assignee.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 130; A 1977, 999; 1979, 1228; 1997, 199; 2003, 465)

      NRS 482.428  Issuance of certificates of title to certain secured parties.

      1.  Whenever a security interest is created

in a motor vehicle, other than a security interest required to be entered

pursuant to NRS 482.423, 482.424

or 482.426, the certificate of title of the vehicle

must be delivered to the Department with a statement signed by the debtor

showing the date of the security agreement, the name and address of the debtor

and the name and address of the secured party.

      2.  The Department shall issue and deliver

to the secured party a certificate of title with the name and address of the

secured party noted thereon.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 130; A 2003, 466)

      NRS 482.4285  Electronic lien system for notification and release of security

interests: Duties of Department; qualifications and requirements of contractor;

participation of lienholders; electronic lien admissible as evidence of

existence of lien; regulations.

      1.  The Department shall enter into one or

more contracts pursuant to this section to establish, implement and operate, in

lieu of the issuance and maintenance of paper documents otherwise required by

this chapter, an electronic lien system to process the notification and release

of security interests through electronic batch file transfers.

     2.  Any

contract entered into pursuant to this section must not require the Department

to pay any amount to a contractor unless otherwise provided in this section. A

contractor must be required to reimburse the Department for any reasonable

implementation costs directly incurred by the Department during the

establishment and ongoing administration of the electronic lien system. A

contract entered into pursuant to this section must include provisions

specifically prohibiting a contractor from using information concerning vehicle

titles for marketing or solicitation purposes.

      3.  The electronic lien system must allow

qualified service providers to participate in the system. A lienholder may

participate in the system through any qualified service provider approved by

the Department for participation in the system.

      4.  Service providers may be required to

collect fees from lienholders and their agents for the implementation and

administration of the electronic lien system. The amount of the fee collected

by a service provider and paid to a contractor for the establishment and

maintenance of the electronic lien system must not exceed $4 per transaction.

      5.  A contractor may also serve as a

service provider under such terms and conditions as are established by the

Department pursuant to the terms of a contract entered into pursuant to this

section and the regulations adopted by the Department. If a contractor will

also serve as a service provider:

      (a) The Department may perform audits of the

contractor at intervals determined by the Department to ensure the contractor

is not engaged in predatory pricing. The contractor shall reimburse the

Department for the cost of all audits.

      (b) The contract between the Department and the

contractor entered into pursuant to this section must include an

acknowledgement by the contractor that the contractor is required to enter into

agreements to exchange electronic lien data with all service providers who

offer electronic lien and title services to lienholders doing business in the

State of Nevada, have been approved by the Department for participation in the

electronic lien system pursuant to this section and elect to use the contractor

for access to the electronic lien system. A service provider must not be

required to provide confidential or proprietary information to any other

service provider.

      6.  Except for persons who are not normally

engaged in the business or practice of financing vehicles, all lienholders are

required to participate in the electronic lien system.

      7.  For the purposes of this chapter, any

requirement that a lien or other information appear on a certificate of title

is satisfied by the inclusion of that information in an electronic file

maintained in an electronic lien system. The satisfaction of a lien may be

electronically transmitted to the Department. A certificate of title is not

required to be issued until the lien is satisfied or the certificate of title

is otherwise required to meet the requirements of any legal proceeding or other

provision of law. If a vehicle is subject to an electronic lien, the

certificate of title shall be deemed to be physically held by the lienholder

for the purposes of state or federal law concerning odometer readings and

disclosures.

      8.  A certified copy of the Department’s

electronic record of a lien is admissible in any civil, criminal or

administrative proceeding in this State as evidence of the existence of the

lien. If a certificate of title is maintained electronically in the electronic lien

system, a certified copy of the Department’s electronic record of the

certificate of title is admissible in any civil, criminal or administrative

proceeding in this State as evidence of the existence and contents of the

certificate of title.

      9.  The Director may adopt such regulations

as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section, including,

without limitation:

      (a) The amount of the fee a service provider is

required to charge pursuant to subsection 4 and pay to a contractor for the establishment

and maintenance of the electronic lien system.

      (b) The qualifications of service providers for

participation in the electronic lien system.

      (c) The qualifications for a contractor to enter

into a contract with the Department to establish, implement and operate the

electronic lien system.

      (d) Program specifications that a contractor must

adhere to in establishing, implementing and operating the electronic lien

system.

      (e) Additional requirements for and restrictions

upon a contractor who will also serve as a service provider.

      10.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Contractor” means a person who, pursuant to

this section, enters into a contract with the Department to establish,

implement and operate the electronic lien system.

      (b) “Electronic lien system” means a system to

process the notification and release of security interests through electronic

batch file transfers that is established and implemented pursuant to this

section.

      (c) “Service provider” means a person who,

pursuant to this section, provides lienholders with software to manage

electronic lien and title data.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2825)

      NRS 482.429  Fees.

      1.  For its services under this chapter, the

Department shall adopt regulations specifying the amount of the fees which the

Department will charge and collect:

      (a) For each certificate of title issued for a

vehicle present or registered in this State.

      (b) For each duplicate certificate of title

issued.

      (c) For each certificate of title issued for a

vehicle not present in or registered in this State.

      (d) For expedited processing of a certificate of

title issued pursuant to paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

      (e) For expedited mailing of a certificate of

title issued pursuant to paragraph (a), (b) or (c), that does not include

prepaid postage.

      (f) For the processing of each dealer’s or

rebuilder’s report of sale submitted to the Department.

      (g) For the processing of each long-term lessor’s

report of lease submitted to the Department.

      (h) For the processing of each endorsed

certificate of title or statement submitted to the Department upon the sale of

a used or rebuilt vehicle in this State by a person who is not a dealer or

rebuilder.

      2.  Any fee paid pursuant to paragraphs (d)

and (e) of subsection 1 must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit

to the Motor Vehicle Fund and allocated to the Department to defray the costs

of processing and mailing certificates of title.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 131; A 1979, 89; 1981, 664; 1985, 929; 1991, 1905; 2003, 2645; 2010, 26th

Special Session, 47; 2013, 2827)

      NRS 482.431  Delivery of certificate of title following performance of terms

of contract or security agreement; complaint; investigation; administrative

fine; opportunity for hearing; deposit of fines.

      1.  Within 15 days after the terms of the

contract or security agreement have been fully performed, the seller or other

secured party who holds a certificate of title shall deliver the certificate of

title to the person or persons legally entitled thereto, with proper evidence

of the termination or release of the security interest.

      2.  Upon receipt of a written complaint

alleging a violation of subsection 1, the Department shall conduct an

investigation of the alleged violation.

      3.  If the Department determines that the

seller or other secured party has violated the provisions of subsection 1, the

Department shall impose an administrative fine of $25 for each day that the

seller or other secured party is in violation of the provisions of subsection

1. The Department shall afford to any person so fined an opportunity for a

hearing pursuant to the provisions of NRS

233B.121.

      4.  All administrative fines collected by

the Department pursuant to subsection 3 must be deposited with the State

Treasurer for credit to the State Highway Fund.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 131; A 1997, 199; 2003, 466; 2005, 701)

      NRS 482.432  Applicable statutory provisions for perfection and release of

security interest.  Compliance with

the applicable provisions of NRS 482.423 to 482.431, inclusive, is sufficient for the perfection and

release of a security interest in a vehicle and for exemption from the

requirement of filing of a financing statement under the provisions of NRS 104.9311. In all other respects the

rights and duties of the debtor and secured party are governed by the Uniform

Commercial Code—Secured Transactions and chapter

97 of NRS to the extent applicable.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 131; A 1973, 965; 1999, 392)

      NRS 482.433  Inapplicability of certain provisions to security interests in

certain vehicles.  NRS 482.423 to 482.432,

inclusive, do not apply to a security interest in:

      1.  Any vehicle which constitutes inventory

held for sale; or

      2.  Any vehicle not required to be

registered under this chapter.

Ê Security

interests in all such vehicles are governed by NRS 104.9101 to 104.9708, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 131; A 1979, 1228; 1999, 393)

      NRS 482.434  Effect of action or failure to act by Department or its officers

or employees.  No right of action

exists in favor of any person by reason of any action or failure to act on the

part of the Department or any officer or employee thereof in carrying out the

provisions of NRS 482.423 to 482.429,

inclusive, or in giving or failing to give any information concerning the legal

ownership of a motor vehicle or the existence of a security interest therein.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 131)

      NRS 482.436  Unlawful acts; penalty.  Any

person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor who knowingly:

      1.  Makes or causes to be made any false

entry on any certificate of origin or certificate of title;

      2.  Furnishes or causes to be furnished

false information to the Department concerning any security interest; or

      3.  Fails to submit or causes to not be

submitted the certificate of title or certificate of ownership issued for a

used vehicle to the Department within the time prescribed in subsection 3 of NRS 482.424 or, if a leased vehicle, subsection 2 of NRS 482.4235.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 131; A 1979, 1026; 1999, 259; 2003, 466; 2007, 3220; 2013, 2526)

      NRS 482.438  Obtaining duplicate certificate of title to use as security with

intent to defraud prohibited; penalties.

      1.  It is unlawful for a dealer or any

other person, with the intent to defraud, to obtain a duplicate certificate of

title for any vehicle in which the dealer or other person grants a security

interest to secure a present or future debt, obligation or liability of any

nature arising from a loan or other extension of credit made in connection with

the financing of the inventory of the vehicles of the dealer, or to engage in

any other similar practice commonly known as “flooring.”

      2.  A person who violates the provisions of

subsection 1 shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of NRS 205.380.

      3.  In addition to any penalty imposed

pursuant to subsection 2, the court shall order the person to pay restitution.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1366; A 2003, 466)

IDENTIFICATION OF TRIMOBILES

      NRS 482.441  Certificates of title and registration.  The

Department may identify trimobiles as such on certificates of title and

registration.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 854; A 2003, 466)

SUSPENSION OF REGISTRATION

      NRS 482.451  Suspension upon court order; return of license plates and

registration to Department; reinstatement; sale or transfer of motor vehicle.

      1.  The Department shall, upon receiving an

order from a court to suspend the registration of each motor vehicle that is

registered to or owned by a person pursuant to NRS 484C.520, suspend the registration

of each such motor vehicle for 5 days and require the return to the Department

of the license plates of each such motor vehicle.

      2.  If the registration of a motor vehicle

of a person is suspended pursuant to this section, the person shall immediately

return the certificate of registration and the license plates to the

Department.

      3.  The period of suspension of the

registration of a motor vehicle that is suspended pursuant to this section

begins on the effective date of the suspension as set forth in the notice

thereof.

      4.  The Department shall reinstate the

registration of a motor vehicle that was suspended pursuant to this section and

reissue the license plates of the motor vehicle only upon the payment of the

fee for reinstatement of registration prescribed in subsection 10 of NRS 482.480.

      5.  The suspension of the registration of a

motor vehicle pursuant to this section does not prevent the owner of the motor

vehicle from selling or otherwise transferring an interest in the motor

vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2133)

      NRS 482.456  Penalties related to operation of motor vehicle for which

registration is suspended or failure to return certificate of registration or

license plates; service of term of imprisonment; consecutive sentences.

      1.  A person who has had the registration

of a motor vehicle suspended pursuant to NRS 482.451

and who drives the motor vehicle for which the registration has been suspended

on a highway is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be:

      (a) Punished by imprisonment in the county jail

for not less than 30 days nor more than 6 months; or

      (b) Sentenced to a term of not less than 60 days

nor more than 6 months in residential confinement, and by a fine of not less

than $500 and not more than $1,000.

Ê The provisions

of this subsection do not apply if the period of suspension has expired but the

person has not reinstated the registration.

      2.  A person who has had the registration

of a motor vehicle suspended pursuant to NRS 482.451

and who knowingly allows the motor vehicle for which the registration has been

suspended to be operated by another person upon a highway is guilty of a

misdemeanor.

      3.  A person who willfully fails to return

a certificate of registration or the license plates as required pursuant to NRS 482.451 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      4.  A term of imprisonment imposed pursuant

to the provisions of this section may be served intermittently at the

discretion of the judge or justice of the peace, except that the full term of

imprisonment must be served within 6 months after the date of conviction, and

any segment of time the person is imprisoned must not consist of less than 24

hours. This discretion must be exercised after considering all the

circumstances surrounding the offense, and the family and employment of the

person convicted.

      5.  Jail sentences simultaneously imposed

pursuant to this section and NRS 484C.320,

484C.330, 484C.400, 484C.410 or 484C.420 must run consecutively.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2133)

      NRS 482.458  Suspension upon dishonored payment for registration; return of

certificate of registration and license plates to Department; notice;

reinstatement.

      1.  The Department may suspend the

registration of a motor vehicle and require the return to the Department of the

certificate of registration and the license plates of the motor vehicle if a

check, draft, electronic transfer of money or other method of payment provided

to the Department to register the motor vehicle is returned to the Department

or otherwise dishonored by the financial institution on which the check, draft

or electronic transfer of money is drawn.

      2.  If the registration of a motor vehicle

of a person is suspended pursuant to this section, the person shall immediately

return the certificate of registration and license plates to the Department.

      3.  The period of suspension of the registration

of a motor vehicle that is suspended pursuant to this section begins on the

effective date of the suspension as set forth in the notice thereof.

      4.  The Department shall mail to the

registered owner of the motor vehicle a notice of the suspension. The notice

must include:

      (a) The effective date of the suspension;

      (b) The reason for the suspension;

      (c) The requirement for the return of the

certificate of registration and the license plates of the motor vehicle;

      (d) The method by which the registration may be

reinstated; and

      (e) Any other information the Department deems

necessary.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 353C.125, the Department shall

reinstate the registration of a motor vehicle and issue license plates to the

registered owner of the motor vehicle only upon the payment of:

      (a) Any registration and other fees or penalties

required pursuant to this chapter;

      (b) Any governmental services tax required

pursuant to chapter 371 of NRS; and

      (c) Any fees and penalties required pursuant to NRS 41.620, 371.140 or 481.079.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 88)

CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION

      NRS 482.460  Unsafe or improperly equipped vehicle.

      1.  The Department shall rescind and cancel

the registration of any vehicle which the Department determines is unsafe,

unfit to be operated or not equipped as required by law.

      2.  The Department shall rescind and cancel

the registration of any vehicle if the registered owner of the vehicle is

issued a citation or notice of violation for operating a motor vehicle in

violation of subsection 2 of NRS 484D.415,

unless the owner provides, within 30 days after the citation or notice is

issued, proof to the Department that the condition for which he or she was

issued the notice or citation has been corrected.

      [Part 23:202:1931; A 1953, 280]—(NRS A 1995, 2353)

      NRS 482.461  Failure of mandatory test of emissions from engines;

notification; cost of inspection.

      1.  If the test conducted pursuant to NRS 445B.798 indicates that a motor

vehicle which is registered in a county whose population is 100,000 or more

does not comply with the provisions of NRS

445B.700 to 445B.845, inclusive,

and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto, the Department shall mail to the

registered owner of the vehicle a notice that the vehicle has failed the test.

      2.  The notice must include:

      (a) The information set forth in subsection 3;

      (b) A written statement which contains the

results of the test conducted pursuant to NRS

445B.798; and

      (c) Any other information the Department deems

necessary.

      3.  The Department shall rescind and cancel

the registration of any motor vehicle which fails the test conducted pursuant

to NRS 445B.798, unless within 30

days after the notice is mailed by the Department pursuant to subsection 2, the

registered owner of the vehicle:

      (a) Has the vehicle inspected by an authorized

station or authorized inspection station to determine whether the vehicle

complies with the provisions of NRS

445B.700 to 445B.845, inclusive,

and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto; and

      (b) Provides to the Department evidence of

compliance issued by the authorized station or authorized inspection station

certifying that the vehicle complies with the provisions of NRS 445B.700 to 445B.845, inclusive, and the regulations

adopted pursuant thereto.

      4.  The registered owner of the vehicle

shall pay the cost of the inspection required pursuant to subsection 3.

      5.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Authorized inspection station” has the

meaning ascribed to it in NRS 445B.710.

      (b) “Authorized station” has the meaning ascribed

to it in NRS 445B.720.

      (Added to NRS by 1995, 2352)

      NRS 482.463  Surrender or proof of loss of certificate of registration and

license plates of vehicle with declared gross weight in excess of 26,000

pounds: Refund or credit for excise taxes.  The

holder of an original registration for a motor vehicle with a declared gross

weight in excess of 26,000 pounds may, upon surrendering the certificate of

registration and the corresponding license plates to the Department or upon

signing a notarized statement indicating the certificate of registration and

the corresponding license plates were lost and providing such supporting

documentation as the Department requires, apply to the Department:

      1.  For a refund of an amount equal to that

portion of the governmental services taxes and registration fees paid for the

motor vehicle that is attributable, on a pro rata monthly basis, to the

remainder of the period of registration; or

      2.  To have that amount credited against

excise taxes due pursuant to the provisions of chapter

366 of NRS.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1421; A 1997, 321; 2001, 335; 2007, 55)

      NRS 482.465  Unlawful use of certificate of registration or license plates;

cancellation of certificate of title or registration and license plates

improperly issued or obtained; revocation of certificate of title or

registration and license plates for vehicle with declared gross weight in

excess of 26,000 pounds.

      1.  The Department shall rescind and cancel

the registration of a vehicle whenever the person to whom the certificate of

registration or license plates therefor have been issued makes or permits to be

made any unlawful use of the certificate or plates or permits the use thereof

by a person not entitled thereto.

      2.  The Department shall cancel a

certificate of title or certificate of registration and license plates which

have been issued erroneously or improperly, or obtained illegally.

      3.  In addition to any other penalty set

forth in this chapter and chapters 366 and 706 of NRS, the Department may revoke a

certificate of title or a certificate of registration and license plates for a

vehicle with a declared gross weight in excess of 26,000 pounds if the

Department determines that:

      (a) The licensee of the vehicle has violated one

or more of the provisions of this chapter or chapter

366 or 706 of NRS; and

      (b) There is reasonable cause for the revocation.

      4.  Before revoking a certificate of title

or a certificate of registration and license plates pursuant to subsection 3,

the Department must send a written notice by certified mail to the licensee at

his or her last known address ordering the licensee to appear before the

Department at a time not less than 10 days after the mailing of the notice to

show cause why the certificate of title or the certificate of registration and

license plates should not be revoked pursuant to this section.

      5.  Upon rescission, revocation or

cancellation of the certificate of title or of the certificate of registration

and license plates, the affected certificate or certificate and plates must be

returned to the Department upon receipt of notice of rescission, revocation or

cancellation.

      [Part 23:202:1931; A 1953, 280]—(NRS A 1973, 202; 1997, 321; 2003, 466)

      NRS 482.470  Disposition of certificates of registration and title and

license plates if vehicle dismantled, junked or rendered inoperative; issuance

of salvage title; destruction of returned plates.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 487.105, if any vehicle is dismantled,

junked or rendered inoperative and unfit for further use in accordance with the

original purpose for which it was constructed, the owner shall deliver to the

Department any certificate of registration and certificate of title issued by

the Department or any other jurisdiction, unless the certificate of title is required

for the collection of any insurance or other indemnity for the loss of the

vehicle, or for transfer in order to dispose of the vehicle.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 487.105, any other person taking

possession of a vehicle described in subsection 1 shall immediately deliver to

the Department any license plate or plates, certificate of registration or

certificate of title issued by the Department or any other jurisdiction, if the

person has acquired possession of any of these and unless the certificate of

title is required for a further transfer in the ultimate disposition of the

vehicle.

      3.  The Department may issue a salvage

title as provided in chapter 487 of NRS.

      4.  The Department shall destroy any plate

or plates that are returned in a manner described in subsections 1 and 2.

      [Part 23:202:1931; A 1953, 280]—(NRS A 1967, 592;

1973, 363; 1987,

1593; 1991,

1905; 1995,

336; 1999,

1920; 2003,

467, 1907;

2011, 1658)

      NRS 482.475  Vehicle used for short-term leasing.  The

Department shall cancel the registration of any motor vehicle used for

short-term leasing whenever the Department ascertains that the short-term

lessor has failed to comply with the requirements of NRS

482.295.

      [Part 6:202:1931; A 1941, 51; 1949, 511; 1953,

52]—(NRS A 1967, 707; 1973, 772)

      NRS 482.478  No refund of registration fees or governmental services taxes

upon rescission or cancellation of registration or surrender of license plates;

exception.  Except as otherwise

provided in NRS 482.463, upon the rescission or

cancellation of the registration of any vehicle pursuant to NRS 482.460 to 482.475,

inclusive, or the surrender of the corresponding license plates, no refund of

the registration fees or governmental services taxes paid for the vehicle may

be allowed by the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 1386; A 1995, 2353; 2001, 336)

FEES

      NRS 482.480  Fees for registration; exceptions; account for verification of

insurance. [Effective until the earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date on

which the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor

and the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources

are available to enable the Department to carry out the provisions of chapter

472, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page 2812.]  There

must be paid to the Department for the registration or the transfer or

reinstatement of the registration of motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers,

fees according to the following schedule:

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section, for each stock passenger car and each reconstructed or specially

constructed passenger car registered to a person, regardless of weight or

number of passenger capacity, a fee for registration of $33.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3:

      (a) For each of the fifth and sixth such cars

registered to a person, a fee for registration of $16.50.

      (b) For each of the seventh and eighth such cars

registered to a person, a fee for registration of $12.

      (c) For each of the ninth or more such cars

registered to a person, a fee for registration of $8.

      3.  The fees specified in subsection 2 do

not apply:

      (a) Unless the person registering the cars

presents to the Department at the time of registration the registrations of all

the cars registered to the person.

      (b) To cars that are part of a fleet.

      4.  For every motorcycle, a fee for

registration of $33 and for each motorcycle other than a trimobile, an

additional fee of $6 for motorcycle safety. The additional fee must be

deposited in the State General Fund for credit to the Account for the Program

for the Education of Motorcycle Riders created by NRS 486.372.

      5.  For each transfer of registration, a

fee of $6 in addition to any other fees.

      6.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 6 of NRS 485.317, to

reinstate the registration of a motor vehicle that is suspended pursuant to

that section:

      (a) A fee as specified in NRS

482.557 for a registered owner who failed to have insurance on the date

specified by the Department, which fee is in addition to any fine or penalty

imposed pursuant to NRS 482.557; or

      (b) A fee of $50 for a registered owner of a

dormant vehicle who cancelled the insurance coverage for that vehicle or

allowed the insurance coverage for that vehicle to expire without first

cancelling the registration for the vehicle in accordance with subsection 3 of NRS 485.320,

Ê both of

which must be deposited in the Account for Verification of Insurance which is

hereby created in the State Highway Fund. The money in the Account must be used

to carry out the provisions of NRS 485.313

to 485.318, inclusive.

      7.  For every travel trailer, a fee for

registration of $27.

      8.  For every permit for the operation of a

golf cart, an annual fee of $10.

      9.  For every low-speed vehicle, as that

term is defined in NRS 484B.637, a

fee for registration of $33.

      10.  To reinstate the registration of a

motor vehicle that is suspended pursuant to NRS 482.451

or 482.458, a fee of $33.

      [Part 25:202:1931; A 1931, 339; 1933, 249; 1935, 375;

1937, 76, 330; 1947, 613; 1955, 127, 350]—(NRS A 1959, 915, 918; 1963, 350,

689; 1965, 315; 1969, 689, 1280; 1971, 78, 1555; 1973, 402; 1975, 335, 467,

1089, 1121, 1122; 1979,

112, 792;

1981, 664, 1058, 1736, 1737; 1983, 1132; 1985, 1558, 1837; 1987, 611, 925, 1793; 1989, 705, 1423, 1741, 1742; 1991, 1064, 1777, 1906, 1991, 2330; 1993, 270, 583, 1321, 1392, 2213, 2214, 2481; 1995, 685, 686, 2732; 1997, 1082, 2646, 2647; 1999, 2134, 2144, 2570, 2571; 2001, 189, 192, 668; 2001

Special Session, 251; 2009, 2205;

2011, 1590;

2013, 88,

1840, 2758)

      NRS 482.480  Fees for registration;

exceptions; account for verification of insurance. [Effective on the earlier of

October 1, 2015, or the date on which the Director of the Department of Motor

Vehicles notifies the Governor and the Director of the Legislative Counsel

Bureau that sufficient resources are available to enable the Department to

carry out the provisions of chapter 472, Statutes of Nevada 2013, at page

2812.]  There must be paid to the

Department for the registration or the transfer or reinstatement of the

registration of motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers, fees according to

the following schedule:

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section, for each stock passenger car and each reconstructed or specially

constructed passenger car registered to a person, regardless of weight or

number of passenger capacity, a fee for registration of $33.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3:

      (a) For each of the fifth and sixth such cars

registered to a person, a fee for registration of $16.50.

      (b) For each of the seventh and eighth such cars

registered to a person, a fee for registration of $12.

      (c) For each of the ninth or more such cars

registered to a person, a fee for registration of $8.

      3.  The fees specified in subsection 2 do

not apply:

      (a) Unless the person registering the cars

presents to the Department at the time of registration the registrations of all

the cars registered to the person.

      (b) To cars that are part of a fleet.

      4.  For every motorcycle, a fee for

registration of $33 and for each motorcycle other than a trimobile, an

additional fee of $6 for motorcycle safety. The additional fee must be

deposited in the State General Fund for credit to the Account for the Program

for the Education of Motorcycle Riders created by NRS 486.372.

      5.  For each transfer of registration, a

fee of $6 in addition to any other fees.

      6.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 6 of NRS 485.317, to

reinstate the registration of a motor vehicle that is suspended pursuant to

that section:

      (a) A fee as specified in NRS

482.557 for a registered owner who failed to have insurance on the date

specified by the Department, which fee is in addition to any fine or penalty

imposed pursuant to NRS 482.557; or

      (b) A fee of $50 for a registered owner of a

dormant vehicle who cancelled the insurance coverage for that vehicle or

allowed the insurance coverage for that vehicle to expire without first

cancelling the registration for the vehicle in accordance with subsection 3 of NRS 485.320,

Ê both of

which must be deposited in the Account for Verification of Insurance which is

hereby created in the State Highway Fund. The money in the Account must be used

to carry out the provisions of NRS 485.313

to 485.318, inclusive.

      7.  For every travel trailer, a fee for

registration of $27.

      8.  For every permit for the operation of a

golf cart, an annual fee of $10.

      9.  For every low-speed vehicle, as that

term is defined in NRS 484B.637, a

fee for registration of $33.

      10.  To reinstate the registration of a

motor vehicle that is suspended pursuant to NRS 482.451

or 482.458, a fee of $33.

      11.  For each vehicle for which the

registered owner has indicated his or her intention to opt in to making a

contribution pursuant to paragraph (h) of subsection 3 of NRS 482.215 or subsection 4 of NRS

482.280, a contribution of $2. The contribution must be distributed to the

appropriate county pursuant to NRS 482.1825.

      [Part 25:202:1931; A 1931, 339; 1933, 249; 1935, 375;

1937, 76, 330; 1947, 613; 1955, 127, 350]—(NRS A 1959, 915, 918; 1963, 350,

689; 1965, 315; 1969, 689, 1280; 1971, 78, 1555; 1973, 402; 1975, 335, 467,

1089, 1121, 1122; 1979,

112, 792;

1981, 664, 1058, 1736, 1737; 1983, 1132; 1985, 1558, 1837; 1987, 611, 925, 1793; 1989, 705, 1423, 1741, 1742; 1991, 1064, 1777, 1906, 1991, 2330; 1993, 270, 583, 1321, 1392, 2213, 2214, 2481; 1995, 685, 686, 2732; 1997, 1082, 2646, 2647; 1999, 2134, 2144, 2570, 2571; 2001, 189, 192, 668; 2001

Special Session, 251; 2009, 2205;

2011, 1590;

2013, 2816,

effective on the earlier of October 1, 2015, or the date on which the Director

of the Department of Motor Vehicles notifies the Governor and the Director of

the Legislative Counsel Bureau that sufficient resources are available to

enable the Department to carry out the provisions of chapter 472, Statutes of

Nevada 2013, at page 2812)

      NRS 482.4805  Transfer of money from Account for Verification of Insurance to

State Highway Fund.  On June 30 of

each year, the State Controller shall transfer from the Account for

Verification of Insurance created pursuant to NRS

482.480 to the State Highway Fund any amount in the account which exceeds

$500,000.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 2213; A 2001, 2826)

      NRS 482.481  Proration of fee for registration of certain vehicles.  The registration fees for a motortruck,

truck-tractor, bus or combination of vehicles having a declared gross weight of

10,001 pounds or more which is registered on the basis of a calendar year must

be reduced by one-twelfth for each calendar month which has elapsed from the

beginning of the year and rounded to the nearest dollar.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1835; A 1989, 1423)

      NRS 482.482  Additional fees for registration of motortruck, truck-tractor or

bus; payment by installment for fleets authorized; penalty for failure to pay

fee or tax; registration of vehicle after conviction or plea for operating

vehicle which exceeded its declared gross weight.

      1.  In addition to any other applicable fee

listed in NRS 482.480, there must be paid to the

Department for the registration of every motortruck, truck-tractor or bus which

has a declared gross weight of:

      (a) Less than 6,000 pounds, a fee of $33.

      (b) Not less than 6,000 pounds and not more than

8,499 pounds, a fee of $38.

      (c) Not less than 8,500 pounds and not more than

10,000 pounds, a fee of $48.

      (d) Not less than 10,001 pounds and not more than

26,000 pounds, a fee of $12 for each 1,000 pounds or fraction thereof.

      (e) Not less than 26,001 pounds and not more than

80,000 pounds, a fee of $17 for each 1,000 pounds or fraction thereof. The

maximum fee is $1,360.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 6, the original or renewal registration fees for fleets of vehicles

with a declared gross weight in excess of 26,000 pounds and the governmental

services tax imposed by the provisions of chapter

371 of NRS for the privilege of operating those vehicles may be paid in

installments, the amount of which must be determined by regulation. The

Department shall not allow installment payments for a vehicle added to a fleet

after the original or renewal registration is issued.

      3.  If the due date of any installment

falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, that installment is not due until

the next following business day.

      4.  Any payment required by subsection 2

shall be deemed received by the Department on the date shown by the post office

cancellation mark stamped on an envelope containing payment properly addressed

to the Department, if that date is earlier than the actual receipt of that

payment.

      5.  A person who fails to pay any fee

pursuant to subsection 2 or governmental services tax when due shall pay to the

Department a penalty of 10 percent of the amount of the unpaid fee, plus

interest on the unpaid fee at the rate of 1 percent per month or fraction of a

month from the date the fee and tax were due until the date of payment.

      6.  If a person fails to pay any fee

pursuant to subsection 2 or governmental services tax when due, the Department

may, in addition to the penalty provided for in subsection 5, require that

person to pay:

      (a) The entire amount of the unpaid registration

fee and governmental services tax owed by that person for the remainder of the

period of registration; and

      (b) On an annual basis, any registration fee and

governmental services tax set forth in subsection 2 which may be incurred by

that person in any subsequent period of registration.

      7.  A person who is convicted of, or who

pleads guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo contendere to, a violation of NRS 484D.630 must reregister the vehicle

with a declared gross weight equal to:

      (a) The gross vehicle weight rating; or

      (b) The combined gross vehicle weight rating, if

the vehicle was operated in combination at the time of the violation.

Ê The

registration fee owed pursuant to this subsection is incurred from the date the

person was convicted of, or pled guilty, guilty but mentally ill or nolo

contendere to, a violation of NRS

484D.630.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1836; A 1987, 145, 612, 1794; 1989, 1423; 1991, 1906; 1995, 344; 1997, 322; 2001, 336; 2007, 55; 2009, 466)

      NRS 482.483  Additional fees for registration of trailer or semitrailer.  In addition to any other applicable fee listed

in NRS 482.480, there must be paid to the

Department:

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, for every trailer or semitrailer having an unladen weight of

1,000 pounds or less, a flat registration fee of $12.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, for every trailer having an unladen weight of more than 1,000

pounds, a flat registration fee of $24.

      3.  For any full trailer or semitrailer,

other than a recreational vehicle or travel trailer, for a nontransferable

registration that does not expire until the owner transfers the ownership of

the full trailer or semitrailer, a flat nonrefundable registration fee of $24.

If, pursuant to NRS 482.399, the owner of a full trailer

or semitrailer that is registered pursuant to this section cancels the

registration and surrenders the license plates to the Department, no portion of

the flat registration fee will be refunded to the owner.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1836; A 1991, 1907; 2013, 2863)

      NRS 482.485  Weighing of motor vehicles by public weighmasters; alternative

for farm vehicles.

      1.  The provisions of chapter 582 of NRS (Public Weighmasters) are

hereby made applicable to this chapter.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 6, all motor vehicles required to be weighed under the provisions of

this chapter must be weighed by a public weighmaster under such rules and

regulations as may be deemed advisable by the Director and the State Sealer of

Consumer Equitability, and according to the provisions of chapter 582 of NRS.

      3.  The Department for registration

purposes only may collect a fee, not to exceed $1, for each vehicle weighed by

the Department.

      4.  From time to time, upon request of the

Director, the State Sealer of Consumer Equitability shall appoint additional

public weighmasters, according to the provisions of chapter 582 of NRS, as may be necessary to

effectuate the purposes of this chapter.

      5.  Public weighmasters’ certificates

issued in states other than Nevada, when such certificates bear the seal of

such weighmaster, may be accepted by the Director as evidence of the weight of

the motor vehicle for which a license is applied.

      6.  In lieu of weighing a farm vehicle

pursuant to subsection 2, the farmer or rancher who uses the farm vehicle may:

      (a) Weigh the farm vehicle on a scale which has

been certified by the State Sealer of Consumer Equitability; and

      (b) Use a printout from that scale setting forth

the declared gross weight of the farm vehicle as proof of the declared gross

weight of the farm vehicle for purposes of this chapter.

      [Part 25:202:1931; A 1931, 339; 1933, 249; 1935, 375;

1937, 76, 330; 1947, 613; 1955, 127, 350]—(NRS A 1961, 132; 1973, 443; 2009, 169; 2013, 2472)

      NRS 482.490  Manufacturer’s, distributor’s, dealer’s or rebuilder’s license

plate.  Each person who applies for

a manufacturer’s, distributor’s, dealer’s or rebuilder’s license plate, or pair

of plates shall pay at the time of application a fee according to the following

schedule:

 

For each plate or pair of plates for a motor vehicle,

including a motorcycle $12

For plates for a trailer or semitrailer....................................................................... 12

 

This fee is in lieu of any other fee specified in this

chapter except the fees imposed by NRS 482.268.

      [26:202:1931; A 1953, 280; 1955, 468]—(NRS A 1960,

132; 1961, 169; 1971, 1308; 1973, 130; 1981, 665; 1983, 1006; 1987, 1022; 2013, 2528)

      NRS 482.500  Fees for duplicate or substitute certificates of registration,

decals and number plates; fees for replacement plates or sets of plates issued

for special license plates; fees for souvenir and sample license plates;

exceptions.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2 or 3, whenever upon application any duplicate or substitute

certificate of registration, indicator, decal or number plate is issued, the

following fees must be paid:

 

For a certificate of registration.......................................................................... $5.00

For every substitute number plate or

set of plates........................................... 5.00

For every duplicate number plate or

set of plates......................................... 10.00

For every decal displaying a county

name.......................................................   .50

For every other indicator, decal,

license plate sticker or tab.......................... 5.00

 

      2.  The following fees must be paid for any

replacement plate or set of plates issued for the following special license

plates:

      (a) For any special plate issued pursuant to NRS 482.3667, 482.367002,

482.3672, 482.3675, 482.370 to 482.376,

inclusive, or 482.379 to 482.3818,

inclusive, a fee of $10.

      (b) For any special plate issued pursuant to NRS 482.368, 482.3765, 482.377 or 482.378, a fee

of $5.

      (c) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (a)

of subsection 1 of NRS 482.3824, for any souvenir

license plate issued pursuant to NRS 482.3825 or

sample license plate issued pursuant to NRS 482.2703,

a fee equal to that established by the Director for the issuance of those

plates.

      3.  A fee must not be charged for a

duplicate or substitute of a decal issued pursuant to NRS

482.37635.

      4.  The fees which are paid for duplicate

number plates and decals displaying county names must be deposited with the

State Treasurer for credit to the Motor Vehicle Fund and allocated to the

Department to defray the costs of duplicating the plates and manufacturing the

decals.

      [Part 27:202:1931; A 1953, 280]—(NRS A 1961, 169;

1971, 1556; 1975, 132; 1977, 359; 1981, 665, 1552; 1983, 813, 1230; 1985, 30, 929; 1989, 1616; 1991, 194, 2321; 1993, 616; 1995, 341, 789; 1997, 175, 1361, 1550, 2824, 3003, 3054; 1999, 158, 1167, 1173; 2001, 74, 75, 579, 586, 1467, 1512, 1676, 1678, 1860; 2003, 89, 91, 92, 361, 380, 500, 3069, 3348; 2007, 579; 2013, 2559,

3195)

      NRS 482.503  Exemptions from fees for registration.  The

registration fee imposed by this chapter does not apply to vehicles owned by

the United States, the State of Nevada, any political subdivision of the State

of Nevada, or any county, municipal corporation, city, unincorporated town or

school district in the State of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 316)

      NRS 482.515  Delinquent fees; penalties.

      1.  Whenever a person operates any vehicle

upon the public highways of this State without having paid therefor the

registration or transfer fee required by this chapter, the required fee shall

be deemed delinquent.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.209, if the fee for registration is not paid

by the end of the last working day of the preceding period of registration, a

penalty of $6 must be added for each period of 30 calendar days or fraction

thereof during which the delinquency continues, unless the vehicle has not been

operated on the highways since the expiration of the prior registration or has

not been operated on the highways since the expiration of the temporary placard

issued by a vehicle dealer or rebuilder in this State. Evidence of nonoperation

of a vehicle must be furnished by an affidavit executed by a person having

knowledge of the fact. The affidavit must accompany the application for renewal

of registration.

      3.  If the transferee of a vehicle,

required to be registered under the provisions of NRS

482.205, has not registered the vehicle within 10 days after the transfer,

a penalty of $6 must be added to the fee for registration. The provisions of

this section do not apply to vehicles which come within the provisions of NRS 706.801 to 706.861, inclusive.

      4.  In addition to the penalties prescribed

in subsections 2 and 3, the Department and its agents shall collect the fees

for license plates and registration for each period of 30 calendar days, or

portion thereof in excess of 15 days, during which the delinquency has

continued or for which the vehicle has not been registered pursuant to NRS 482.205.

      [28:202:1931; A 1955, 350]—(NRS A 1960, 132; 1961,

173; 1971, 723, 1556; 1973, 83; 1981, 666; 1985, 684; 1987, 1148; 2007, 324; 2011, 296)

REPOSSESSION OF VEHICLES AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

      NRS 482.516  Sale or lease of repossessed vehicle: Persons liable on security

agreement to be given written notice of intent in advance; required manner of

provision and contents of notice; rights of persons liable on security

agreement.

      1.  Any provision in any security agreement

for the sale or lease of a vehicle to the contrary notwithstanding, at least 10

days’ written notice of intent to sell or again lease a repossessed vehicle

must be given to all persons liable on the security agreement. The notice must

be given in person or sent by mail directed to the address of the persons shown

on the security agreement, unless such persons have notified the holder in

writing of a different address.

      2.  The notice:

      (a) Must set forth that there is a right to

redeem the vehicle and the total amount required as of the date of the notice

to redeem;

      (b) May inform such persons of their privilege of

reinstatement of the security agreement, if the holder extends such a

privilege;

      (c) Must give notice of the holder’s intent to

resell or again lease the vehicle at the expiration of 10 days from the date of

giving or mailing the notice;

      (d) Must disclose the place at which the vehicle

will be returned to the buyer or lessee upon redemption or reinstatement; and

      (e) Must designate the name and address of the

person to whom payment must be made.

      3.  During the period provided under the

notice, the person or persons liable on the security agreement may pay in full

the indebtedness evidenced by the security agreement. Such persons are liable

for any deficiency after sale or lease of the repossessed vehicle only if the

notice prescribed by this section is given within 60 days after repossession

and includes an itemization of the balance and of any costs or fees for

delinquency, collection or repossession. In addition, the notice must either

set forth the computation or estimate of the amount of any credit for unearned

finance charges or cancelled insurance as of the date of the notice or state

that such a credit may be available against the amount due.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1281; A 1987, 2073; 2007, 3220)

      NRS 482.5161  Sale of repossessed construction equipment.

      1.  All the provisions of NRS 482.516 apply equally to the repossession of any

article of construction equipment pursuant to the security agreement.

      2.  As used in this section, “construction

equipment” includes without limitation all earth-moving, erecting, excavating

and rigging machinery, whether self-propelled or towed, and any auxiliary

vehicle used for towing or transporting such machinery.

      (Added to NRS by 1967, 1282)

      NRS 482.5163  Sale of repossessed vehicle in commercially reasonable manner;

application of proceeds; injunctive relief; damages.

      1.  Every repossessed vehicle shall be sold

in a commercially reasonable manner. The fact that a better price could have

been obtained by a sale at a different time or in a different method from that

selected by the secured party is not of itself sufficient to establish that the

sale was not made in a commercially reasonable manner. If the secured party

either sells the vehicle in the usual manner in any recognized market for such a

vehicle or if the secured party sells at the price current in such market at

the time of his or her sale or has otherwise sold in conformity with reasonable

commercial practices among dealers in the type of vehicle sold the secured

party has sold in a commercially reasonable manner. A disposition which has

been approved in any judicial proceeding shall conclusively be deemed to be

commercially reasonable, but this sentence does not indicate that any such

approval must be obtained in any case nor does it indicate that any disposition

not so approved is not commercially reasonable.

      2.  The proceeds of disposition shall be

applied in the order following to:

      (a) The reasonable expenses of retaking, holding,

preparing for sale and selling, and, to the extent provided for in the

agreement, the reasonable attorneys’ fees and legal expenses incurred by the

secured party.

      (b) The satisfaction of indebtedness secured by

the security interest under which the disposition is made.

      (c) The satisfaction of indebtedness secured by

any subordinate security interest in the collateral if written notification of

demand therefor is received before distribution of the proceeds is completed.

If requested by the secured party, the holder of a subordinate security

interest must seasonably furnish reasonable proof of his or her interest, and

unless he or she does so, the secured party need not comply with the demand.

      (d) The payment of any surplus to the debtor.

      3.  If it is established that the secured

party is not proceeding in accordance with the provisions of this section and NRS 482.516 disposition may be ordered or restrained

on appropriate terms and conditions. If the disposition has occurred, the

debtor or any person entitled to notification or whose security interest has

been made known to the secured party prior to the disposition has a right to

recover from the secured party any loss caused by failure to comply with the

provisions of this section. If the disposition was not commercially reasonable,

as specified in subsection 1, the debtor has a right to recover double the

debtor’s actual damages.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1813)

      NRS 482.518  Reports of repossession to peace officer and Department.  Any person, firm or corporation who repossesses

a vehicle without the knowledge of the registered owner thereof shall

immediately report such repossession by oral communication to the police of the

city or to the sheriff’s office of the county where such repossession is made.

The officer to whom the repossession report is made shall forward a copy of

such report to the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1965, 664)

SPECIAL ANTITHEFT LAWS

      NRS 482.520  Action by Department on reports of stolen, embezzled and

recovered vehicles.  Whenever the

owner of any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer which is stolen or embezzled

files an affidavit alleging such fact with the Department, it shall immediately

suspend the registration of and refuse to reregister such vehicle until such

time as it is notified that the owner has recovered the vehicle, but notices

given as herein provided shall be effective only during the current

registration period in which given. If during such period the vehicle is not

recovered a new affidavit may be filed with like effect during the ensuing

period. Every owner who has filed an affidavit of theft or embezzlement must

immediately notify the Department of the recovery of such vehicle.

      [5:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.04] + [19:202:1931; 1931

NCL § 4435.18]—(NRS A 1965, 1009; 1973, 213; 2013, 2863)

      NRS 482.540  Authority of police officer, without warrant, to seize and take

possession of certain vehicles; inspection and written report concerning

certain falsely attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated numbers and

marks; authority of court to declare vehicle forfeited under certain

circumstances; charging of criminal act must not precede completion of report.

      1.  Any police officer, without a warrant,

may seize and take possession of any vehicle:

      (a) Which is being operated with improper

registration;

      (b) Which the police officer has probable cause

to believe has been stolen;

      (c) Which the police officer has probable cause

to believe has been illegally altered in a manner that impairs the structural

integrity of the vehicle;

      (d) On which any motor number, manufacturer’s

number or identification mark has been falsely attached, removed, defaced,

altered or obliterated; or

      (e) Which contains a part on which was placed or

stamped by the manufacturer pursuant to federal law or regulation an

identification number or other distinguishing number or mark that has been

falsely attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated.

      2.  A law enforcement agency or an employee

of the Department whose primary responsibility is to conduct investigations

involving the theft of motor vehicles shall inspect any vehicle seized pursuant

to paragraph (d) or (e) of subsection 1 to determine whether the number or mark

in question on the vehicle or part from the vehicle has been falsely attached,

removed, defaced, altered or obliterated and whether any person has presented

satisfactory evidence of ownership of the vehicle. The agency or employee shall

prepare a written report which sets forth the results of the inspection within

30 days after the vehicle is seized.

      3.  If the results of the report conclude

that the number or mark in question has been falsely attached, removed,

defaced, altered or obliterated and that there is no satisfactory evidence of

ownership, the court shall declare the vehicle forfeited and proceed in the

manner set forth in NRS 482.542.

      4.  A person must not be charged with any

criminal act which caused a motor vehicle to be seized pursuant to paragraph

(d) or (e) of subsection 1 until the report is completed pursuant to subsection

2.

      5.  As used in this section, “police

officer” means:

      (a) Any peace officer of the Department;

      (b) Sheriffs of counties and officers of metropolitan

police departments and their deputies; and

      (c) Marshals and police officers of cities and

towns.

      [21 3/4:166:1925; added 1953, 391]—(NRS A 1975, 1199;

1983, 1242;

1985, 653; 1995, 1046; 1997, 780; 2007, 2362; 2011, 1616)

      NRS 482.542  Disposition of seized vehicle.

      1.  Any vehicle seized pursuant to NRS 482.540 may be removed by a law enforcement agency

or the Department to:

      (a) A place designated for the storage of seized

property.

      (b) An appropriate place for disposal if that

disposal is specifically authorized by statute.

      2.  If disposal of a vehicle seized

pursuant to NRS 482.540 is not specifically

authorized by statute, a law enforcement agency or the Department may file a

civil action for forfeiture of the vehicle:

      (a) Pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 1 of NRS 4.370 in the justice court of the

township where the vehicle which is the subject of the action was seized if the

fair market value of the vehicle and the cost of towing and storing the vehicle

does not exceed $10,000; or

      (b) In the district court for the county where

the vehicle which is the subject of the action was seized if the fair market

value of the vehicle and the cost of towing and storing the vehicle equals or

exceeds $10,000.

      3.  Upon the filing of a civil action

pursuant to subsection 2, the court shall schedule a date for a hearing. The

hearing must be held not later than 7 business days after the action is filed.

The court shall affix the date of the hearing on a form for that purpose and

order a copy served by the sheriff, constable or other process server upon each

claimant whose identity is known to the law enforcement agency or Department or

who can be identified through the exercise of due diligence.

      4.  The court shall:

      (a) Order the release of the vehicle to the owner

or to another person who the court determines is entitled to the vehicle if the

court finds that:

             (1) A motor number, manufacturer’s number

or identification mark which was placed on the vehicle has not been falsely

attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated; and

             (2) The vehicle has not been illegally

altered in a manner that impairs the structural integrity of the vehicle; or

      (b) Order the vehicle destroyed or otherwise

disposed of as determined by the court, if the court finds that:

             (1) There is no satisfactory evidence of

ownership;

             (2) A motor number, manufacturer’s number

or identification mark which was placed on the vehicle has been falsely

attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated; or

             (3) The vehicle has been illegally altered

in a manner that impairs the structural integrity of the vehicle.

      5.  If a court declares that a vehicle

seized pursuant to NRS 482.540 is forfeited, a law

enforcement agency or the Department may:

      (a) Retain it for official use;

      (b) Sell it; or

      (c) Remove it for disposal.

      6.  As used in this section, “claimant”

means any person who claims to have:

      (a) Any right, title or interest of record in the

property or proceeds subject to forfeiture;

      (b) Any community property interest in the

property or proceeds; or

      (c) Had possession of the property or proceeds at

the time of the seizure thereof by a law enforcement agency or the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 1143; A 2011, 1617)

OFFENSES CONCERNING DELIVERY, DISPLAY, OPERATION,

POSSESSION, REGISTRATION OR SALE OF CERTAIN VEHICLES; IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS

AND MARKS; DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES

      NRS 482.543  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 482.543 to 482.554,

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

in NRS 482.5432 to 482.5445,

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

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2361)

      NRS 482.5432  “Automobile wrecker” defined.  “Automobile

wrecker” means a person who obtains a license pursuant to NRS 487.050 to dismantle, scrap, process

or wreck a vehicle.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2361)

      NRS 482.5434  “Body shop” defined.  “Body

shop” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

487.532.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2361; A 2009, 2698)

      NRS 482.5436  “Garage operator” defined.  “Garage

operator” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

487.545.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2361)

      NRS 482.544  “Identification number or mark” defined.  “Identification number or mark” means:

      1.  The motor number, other distinguishing

number or identification mark of a vehicle required or employed for purposes of

registration; or

      2.  The identification number or other

distinguishing number or identification mark of a vehicle or part of a motor

vehicle that was placed or stamped on that vehicle or part by the manufacturer

pursuant to federal law or regulations.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2056; A 2007, 2363)

      NRS 482.5445  “Salvage pool” defined.  “Salvage

pool” has the meaning ascribed to it in subsection 2 of NRS 487.400.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2361)

      NRS 482.545  Certain unlawful acts.  It

is unlawful for any person to commit any of the following acts:

      1.  To operate, or for the owner thereof

knowingly to permit the operation of, upon a highway any motor vehicle, trailer

or semitrailer which is not registered or which does not have attached thereto

and displayed thereon the number of plate or plates assigned thereto by the

Department for the current period of registration or calendar year, subject to

the exemption allowed in NRS 482.316 to 482.3175, inclusive, 482.320

to 482.363, inclusive, 482.385

to 482.3965, inclusive, and 482.420.

      2.  To display, cause or permit to be

displayed or to have in possession any certificate of registration, license

plate, certificate of title, temporary placard, movement permit or other

document of title knowing it to be fictitious or to have been cancelled,

revoked, suspended or altered.

      3.  To lend to, or knowingly permit the use

of by, one not entitled thereto any registration card, plate, temporary placard

or movement permit issued to the person so lending or permitting the use

thereof.

      4.  To fail or to refuse to surrender to

the Department, upon demand, any registration card or plate which has been

suspended, cancelled or revoked as provided in this chapter.

      5.  To use a false or fictitious name or

address in any application for the registration of any vehicle or for any

renewal or duplicate thereof, or knowingly to make a false statement or

knowingly to conceal a material fact or otherwise commit a fraud in an

application. A violation of this subsection is a gross misdemeanor.

      6.  Knowingly to operate a vehicle which:

      (a) Has an identification number or mark which

has been falsely attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated; or

      (b) Contains a part which has an identification

number or mark which has been falsely attached, removed, defaced, altered or

obliterated.

      [24:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.23]—(NRS A 1969, 688;

1975, 55, 281, 1090; 1985, 301, 898; 1987, 2080; 1989, 173; 1993, 156; 1995, 1046; 1999, 2057; 2003, 467; 2007, 2363, 3221)

      NRS 482.547  Unlawful sale, offer of sale or display for sale of motor

vehicle; penalty.

      1.  It is unlawful for a person to sell,

offer to sell or display for sale any vehicle unless the person is:

      (a) The lienholder, owner or registered owner of

the vehicle;

      (b) A repossessor of the vehicle, or holder of a

statutory lien on the vehicle, selling the vehicle on a bid basis; or

      (c) A manufacturer, distributor, rebuilder,

lessor or dealer licensed under the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to any executor, administrator, sheriff or other person who sells a

vehicle pursuant to powers or duties granted or imposed by law.

      3.  A person who violates any of the

provisions of this section shall be punished:

      (a) If the value of the vehicle sold, offered or

displayed is $650 or more, for a category D felony as provided in NRS 193.130. In addition to any other

penalty, the court shall order the person to pay restitution.

      (b) If the value of the vehicle is less than

$650, for a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 1302; A 1975, 1074; 1983, 1007; 1987, 160; 1989, 1441; 1995, 1297; 2011, 176)

      NRS 482.548  Unlawful display of vehicle for sale or lease.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 2, it is unlawful for any person to display for the purpose of sale

or lease any vehicle upon any vacant lot or unimproved portion of a public

right-of-way.

      2.  A registered owner may display for the

purpose of sale or lease his or her vehicle upon a vacant lot if:

      (a) The activity is authorized by the applicable

zoning regulations; and

      (b) The displayer is the owner of the lot or has

received the written consent of the owner and the evidence of the written

consent:

             (1) Is posted on the vehicle in a manner

easily seen and read. If the vehicle has a windshield, the consent must be

posted inside the windshield, facing outward.

             (2) Is signed by the owner of the vacant

lot.

             (3) Contains the name and address of the

owner of the vacant lot.

             (4) Contains the name and address of the

person who owns the vehicle.

             (5) States the period for which the

display is authorized.

      3.  Any person who violates the provisions

of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      4.  This section does not prohibit any

dealer of vehicles licensed pursuant to this chapter from displaying for sale

or lease vehicles in the ordinary course of business.

      (Added to NRS by 1987, 437)

      NRS 482.550  Unlawful sale or delivery of used vehicle within State if vehicle

not registered in this State; disposition of plates; penalty.

      1.  It is unlawful to sell or deliver any

used automobile or other vehicle, within the State of Nevada, when such vehicle

is not registered in the State of Nevada and has displayed on it a vehicle

license plate or plates issued by another state or nation. The actual cost of

registering the vehicle in Nevada shall be paid by the purchaser of the

vehicle.

      2.  Every person, firm, association or

corporation selling any used vehicle which has displayed on it a vehicle

license plate or plates issued by any state or nation, before selling such

vehicle or delivering it after sale, shall remove from such vehicle any such

license plate or plates, and turn in such plate or plates to the Department or

an authorized agent of the Department.

      3.  Any person violating any provision of

this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      [1:211:1953] + [2:211:1953] + [3:211:1953]—(NRS A

1957, 508; 1973, 499)

      NRS 482.5505  Unlawful taking of possession of motor vehicle or part thereof

with knowledge that identification number or mark has been falsely attached,

removed, defaced, altered or obliterated; exception; penalty.  A vehicle dealer, employee of a vehicle

dealer, garage operator, employee of a garage operator, owner or employee of an

automobile wrecker, or operator of a salvage pool or body shop who takes

possession of a motor vehicle or part from a motor vehicle knowing that an

identification number or mark has been falsely attached, removed, defaced,

altered or obliterated, unless the motor vehicle or part has an identification

number attached to it which has been assigned or approved by the Department in

lieu of the original identification number or mark, is guilty of a category D

felony and shall be punished as provided in NRS

193.130.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2361)

      NRS 482.551  Unlawful purchase, disposal, sale or transfer of motor vehicle

or parts with falsely attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated

identification number or mark; applicability; penalty.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, a person who knowingly:

      (a) Buys with the intent to resell;

      (b) Disposes of;

      (c) Sells; or

      (d) Transfers,

Ê a motor

vehicle or part from a motor vehicle that has an identification number or mark

that has been falsely attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated to

misrepresent the identity or to prevent the identification of the motor vehicle

or part from a motor vehicle is guilty of a category B felony and shall be

punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less

than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 10 years, and may be further

punished by a fine of not more than $60,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection

3 and NRS 482.5505, or if a greater penalty is

otherwise provided by law, a person who takes possession of a motor vehicle or part

from a motor vehicle knowing that an identification number or mark has been

falsely attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated is guilty of a gross

misdemeanor and shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not

more than 364 days, or by a fine of not more than $10,000, or by both fine and

imprisonment.

      3.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to an owner of or person authorized to possess a motor vehicle or part of

a motor vehicle:

      (a) If the motor vehicle or part of the motor

vehicle was recovered by a law enforcement agency after having been stolen;

      (b) If the condition of the identification number

or mark of the motor vehicle or part of the motor vehicle is known to, or has

been reported to, a law enforcement agency; or

      (c) If the motor vehicle or part from the motor

vehicle has an identification number attached to it which has been assigned or

approved by the Department in lieu of the original identification number or

mark.

      (Added to NRS by 1999, 2056; A 2007, 2364; 2013, 988)

      NRS 482.553  Unlawful removal, defacement, alteration or obliteration of

identification number or mark of motor vehicle or part thereof; restoration of

number or mark; homemade vehicles; penalty.

      1.  A person shall not intentionally

remove, deface, alter or obliterate the identification number or mark of a

vehicle or part from a motor vehicle without written authorization from the

Department, nor shall any person attach to or place or stamp upon a vehicle or

the parts thereof any serial, motor or other number or mark except one assigned

thereto by the Department.

      2.  This section does not prohibit the

restoration by an owner of the original vehicle identification number or mark

when the restoration is authorized by the Department, nor prevent any

manufacturer from placing in the ordinary course of business numbers or marks

upon new motor vehicles or new parts thereof.

      3.  The Department shall assign serial

numbers to all homemade vehicles, and the serial numbers must be placed:

      (a) If an open trailer, on the left-hand side of

the tongue of the trailer.

      (b) If an enclosed vehicle, on the pillar post

for the left-hand door hinge or, if such placement is not appropriate, then on

the left-hand side of the fire wall, under the hood.

      4.  Any person who violates a provision of

subsection 1 is guilty of a category D felony and shall be punished as provided

in NRS 193.130, and may be further

punished by a fine of not more than $25,000.

      (Added to NRS by 1971, 145; A 1973, 61; 1995, 1047; 1999, 2058; 2007, 2365)

      NRS 482.5533  Unlawful failure of certain persons to notify Department or

local law enforcement agency within certain period of discovery of motor

vehicle or part thereof having identification number or mark that has been

falsely attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated; penalty.

      1.  A vehicle dealer, garage operator,

automobile wrecker, operator of a salvage pool or body shop, tow car operator,

any other business subject to inspection pursuant to NRS 480.610 and the employee of any such

establishment who discovers during the course of business that a motor vehicle

or part from a motor vehicle has an identification number or mark that has been

falsely attached, removed, defaced, altered or obliterated shall notify the

Department or a local law enforcement agency within 24 hours after discovery.

      2.  A person who fails to provide

notification pursuant to subsection 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2361)

      NRS 482.5536  Court proceedings: Disclosure of certain information prohibited;

exception; in camera review.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section, a person shall not disclose during any court proceeding or in any

written document produced pursuant to a request for discovery of documents in

any action involving the theft of a motor vehicle or part from a motor vehicle

the identification of any confidential investigative technique or the location

of any confidential identifying number or mark used by a law enforcement agency

or the Department to identify a motor vehicle or part from a motor vehicle.

      2.  Upon request of a party to the action,

the court may review confidential techniques and information related to the

location of confidential identifying numbers or marks in camera to determine

whether disclosure of such information is necessary to determine the issue before

the court and may make any orders that justice may require.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 2361)

      NRS 482.554  Deceptive trade practices: Acts constituting; administrative

fines; certain disclosures required; remedy not exclusive.

      1.  The Department may impose an

administrative fine of not more than $10,000 against any person who engages in

a deceptive trade practice. The Department shall afford to any person so fined

an opportunity for a hearing pursuant to the provisions of NRS 233B.121.

      2.  For the purposes of this section, a

person shall be deemed to be engaged in a “deceptive trade practice” if, in the

course of his or her business or occupation, the person:

      (a) Enters into a contract for the sale of a

vehicle on credit with a customer, exercises a valid option to cancel the

vehicle sale and then, after the customer returns the vehicle with no damage

other than reasonable wear and tear, the seller:

             (1) Fails to return any down payment or

other consideration in full, including, returning a vehicle accepted in trade;

             (2) Knowingly makes a false representation

to the customer that the customer must sign another contract for the sale of

the vehicle on less favorable terms; or

             (3) Fails to use the disclosure as

required in subsection 3.

      (b) Uses a contract for the sale of the vehicle

or a security agreement that materially differs from the form prescribed by

law.

      (c) Engages in any deceptive trade practice, as

defined in NRS 598.0915 to 598.0925, inclusive, that involves the

purchase and sale or lease of a motor vehicle.

      (d) Engages in any other acts prescribed by the

Department by regulation as a deceptive trade practice.

      3.  If a seller of a vehicle exercises a

valid option to cancel the sale of a vehicle to a customer, the seller must

provide a disclosure, and the customer must sign that disclosure, before the

seller and customer may enter into a new agreement for the sale of the same

vehicle on different terms, or for the sale of a different vehicle. The

Department shall prescribe the form of the disclosure by regulation.

      4.  All administrative fines collected by

the Department pursuant to this section must be deposited with the State

Treasurer to the credit of the State Highway Fund.

      5.  The administrative remedy provided in

this section is not exclusive and is in addition to any other remedy provided

by law. The provisions of this section do not deprive a person injured by a

deceptive trade practice from resorting to any other legal remedy.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1240; A 2009, 2527,

2698)

PENALTIES

      NRS 482.555  Criminal penalties for certain violations of chapter; exception.

      1.  In addition to any other penalty

provided by this chapter:

      (a) It is a gross misdemeanor for any person

knowingly to falsify:

             (1) A dealer’s or rebuilder’s report of

sale, as described in NRS 482.423 and 482.424;

             (2) An application or document to obtain

any license, permit, certificate of title or vehicle registration issued under

the provisions of this chapter; or

             (3) An application or document to obtain a

salvage title or nonrepairable vehicle certificate as defined in chapter 487 of NRS.

      (b) It is a misdemeanor for any person to violate

any of the provisions of this chapter unless such violation is by this section

or other provision of this chapter or other law of this State declared to be a

gross misdemeanor or a felony.

      2.  The provisions of this section do not

apply to a violation of subsection 3 of NRS

482.367002.

      [36:202:1931; 1931 NCL § 4435.35]—(NRS A 1959, 919;

1963, 351; 1967, 592; 1975, 282; 2003, 468; 2007, 3221; 2013, 1483)

      NRS 482.557  Failure to provide insurance: Administrative fines; requirements

for filing and maintaining with Department certificate of financial

responsibility; suspension of driver’s license of registered owner.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 6 of NRS 485.317, if a

registered owner failed to have insurance on the date specified by the

Department pursuant to NRS 485.317:

      (a) For a first offense, the registered owner

shall pay to the Department a registration reinstatement fee of $250, and if

the period during which insurance coverage lapsed was:

             (1) At least 31 days but not more than 90

days, pay to the Department a fine of $250.

             (2) At least 91 days but not more than 180

days:

                   (I) Pay to the Department a fine of

$500; and

                   (II) File and maintain with the

Department a certificate of financial responsibility for a period of not less

than 3 years following the date on which the registration of the applicable

vehicle is reinstated.

             (3) More than 180 days:

                   (I) Pay to the Department a fine of

$1,000; and

                   (II) File and maintain with the

Department a certificate of financial responsibility for a period of not less

than 3 years following the date on which the registration of the applicable

vehicle is reinstated.

      (b) For a second offense, the registered owner

shall pay to the Department a registration reinstatement fee of $500, and if

the period during which insurance coverage lapsed was:

             (1) At least 31 days but not more than 90

days, pay to the Department a fine of $500.

             (2) At least 91 days but not more than 180

days:

                   (I) Pay to the Department a fine of

$500; and

                   (II) File and maintain with the

Department a certificate of financial responsibility for a period of not less

than 3 years following the date on which the registration of the applicable

vehicle is reinstated.

             (3) More than 180 days:

                   (I) Pay to the Department a fine of

$1,000; and

                   (II) File and maintain with the

Department a certificate of financial responsibility for a period of not less

than 3 years following the date on which the registration of the applicable

vehicle is reinstated.

      (c) For a third or subsequent offense:

             (1) The driver’s license of the registered

owner must be suspended for a period to be determined by regulation of the Department

but not less than 30 days;

             (2) The registered owner shall file and

maintain with the Department a certificate of financial responsibility for a

period of not less than 3 years following the date on which the registration of

the applicable vehicle is reinstated; and

             (3) The registered owner shall pay to the

Department a registration reinstatement fee of $750, and if the period during

which insurance coverage lapsed was:

                   (I) At least 31 days but not more

than 90 days, pay to the Department a fine of $500.

                   (II) At least 91 days but not more

than 180 days, pay to the Department a fine of $750.

                   (III) More than 180 days, pay to the

Department a fine of $1,000.

      2.  As used in this section, “certificate

of financial responsibility” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 485.028.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 1587;

A 2013,

1841)

      NRS 482.565  Administrative fines for violations other than deceptive trade

practices; injunction or other appropriate remedy; enforcement proceedings.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 482.554, the Department may impose an

administrative fine, not to exceed $2,500, for a violation of any provision of

this chapter, or any rule, regulation or order adopted or issued pursuant

thereto. The Department shall afford to any person so fined an opportunity for

a hearing pursuant to the provisions of NRS

233B.121.

      2.  All administrative fines collected by

the Department pursuant to subsection 1 must be deposited with the State

Treasurer to the credit of the State Highway Fund.

      3.  In addition to any other remedy

provided by this chapter, the Department may compel compliance with any

provision of this chapter and any rule, regulation or order adopted or issued

pursuant thereto, by injunction or other appropriate remedy and the Department

may institute and maintain in the name of the State of Nevada any such

enforcement proceedings.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 755; A 2005, 1244)