Nrs: Chapter 228 - Attorney General

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Published: 2015

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CHAPTER 228 - ATTORNEY GENERAL

GENERAL PROVISIONS

NRS 228.010           Qualifications.

NRS 228.020           Election;

term of office.

NRS 228.030           Commission

and oath.

NRS 228.040           Office.

NRS 228.060           Absence

from State limited.

NRS 228.070           Salary;

private practice of law prohibited.

NRS 228.080           Appointment,

powers and oaths of deputies; private practice of law prohibited.

NRS 228.090           Special

deputy where services of Attorney General’s Office are required in remote

counties of State or where case with large number of litigants and voluminous

evidence was initiated during term of previous officeholder: Appointment;

duties.

NRS 228.091           Special

deputy to provide legal advice to regulatory body: Appointment; compensation.

NRS 228.092           Administrative

Assistant: Appointment; classification.

NRS 228.096           Attorney

General’s Special Fund: Creation; claims.

NRS 228.097           Deposit

of money collected by Attorney General in State General Fund.

NRS 228.098           Attorney

General’s Administration Budget Account.

NRS 228.099           Revolving

Account for Office of Attorney General: Creation; deposits; claims.

NRS 228.100           Reports.

NRS 228.110           Legal

adviser on matters arising in Executive Department; limitation on employment of

private attorney.

NRS 228.113           Charges

for services.

NRS 228.120           Appearance

before grand jury; supervision of district attorneys; prosecution of criminal

cases; subpoenas.

NRS 228.125           Prosecutions:

Statutory duty or right of district attorney applies to Attorney General.

NRS 228.130           District

attorney may request assistance from Attorney General in criminal prosecutions;

appointment of special prosecutor under certain circumstances; compensation.

NRS 228.135           Establishment

of program to assist law enforcement personnel and prosecuting attorneys in

complying with Vienna Convention on Consular Relations; regulations.

NRS 228.137           Establishment

of program to assist prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement officers in

preventing persons subject to international travel restrictions from obtaining

or using United States passport; regulations.

NRS 228.140           Prosecution

and defense of causes in Supreme Court; accounting; assistance in impeachments.

NRS 228.150           Written

opinions; payment for services.

NRS 228.160           Records

of cases: Contents; inspection.

NRS 228.165           Office

of Attorney General to provide Legislative Counsel with index of certain court

rulings.

NRS 228.170           Commencement

or defense of action to protect interest of State; prosecution of prisoners and

persons acting in concert with prisoners.

NRS 228.175           Prosecution

of offense by state officer or employee.

NRS 228.177           Prosecution

of offense by county officer or employee.

NRS 228.178           Technological

crimes: Investigation and prosecution; pursuit of forfeiture; equitable relief.

NRS 228.180           Commencement

and defense of actions concerning rights of State and its residents in

interstate waters and public lands.

NRS 228.190           Intervention

or appearance in judicial or administrative proceeding concerning interstate

waters, public lands or construction of dams, power plants or other structures.

NRS 228.200           Printing

of findings of fact, conclusions of law and decree involving more than 100

litigants, including State Engineer; payment of expenses.

NRS 228.205           Victim

Information Notification Everyday System: Establishment; appointment of

Governance Committee; duties of Governance Committee; no cause of action by

victim established by failure of System.

NRS 228.210           Neglect

of duty: Penalty.

UNIT FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF CRIMES AGAINST

OLDER PERSONS

NRS 228.250           Definitions.

NRS 228.255           “Older

person” defined.

NRS 228.260           “Unit”

defined.

NRS 228.265           Creation.

NRS 228.270           Powers:

Investigation and prosecution of alleged crimes; organization or sponsorship of

multidisciplinary teams.

NRS 228.275           Powers:

Action to enjoin or obtain other relief.

NRS 228.280           Crimes

against older persons: Liability for civil penalties; deposit of civil

penalties.

NRS 228.285           Account

for the Unit for the Investigation and Prosecution of Crimes Against Older

Persons: Creation; use.

NRS 228.290           Gifts,

grants, appropriations or donations; deposit of money in designated Account.

BUREAU OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

NRS 228.300           Definitions.

NRS 228.302           “Bureau

of Consumer Protection” defined.

NRS 228.304           “Consumer’s

Advocate” defined.

NRS 228.306           “Cooperative

utility” defined.

NRS 228.308           “Public

interest” defined.

NRS 228.310           Creation;

executive head.

NRS 228.320           Appointment

of Consumer’s Advocate; term of office; qualifications; removal from office.

NRS 228.330           Employees;

equipment; office space; subpoenas; other necessary functions and arrangements.

NRS 228.340           Account

for the Bureau of Consumer Protection: Deposits; use; claims.

NRS 228.350           Account

for the Consumer’s Advocate: Gifts and grants.

NRS 228.355           Revolving

account: Use for payment of expenses relating to certain undercover

investigations; powers and duties of Consumer’s Advocate.

NRS 228.360           Powers

regarding certain public utilities.

NRS 228.370           Duty

of certain public utilities to provide documents.

NRS 228.380           Authority

to exercise power of Attorney General in areas of consumer protection;

exceptions; expenditures; limitations on powers relating to discretionary or

competitive telecommunication services.

NRS 228.390           Representation

of customers’ interests.

MEDICAID FRAUD

NRS 228.410           Jurisdiction

of Attorney General in cases involving Medicaid fraud; establishment of

Medicaid Fraud Control Unit; duties and powers; recovery of reasonable costs and

expenses.

NRS 228.411           Authority

of Attorney General to subpoena and use certain documents, records and

materials; penalty for noncompliance with subpoena; required contents of

subpoena.

INSURANCE FRAUD

NRS 228.412           Jurisdiction

of Attorney General in cases involving insurance fraud; establishment of Fraud

Control Unit for Insurance; duties and powers.

INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE FRAUD

NRS 228.420           Jurisdiction

of Attorney General in cases involving industrial insurance fraud;

establishment of Fraud Control Unit for Industrial Insurance; duties and

powers.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

General Provisions

NRS 228.423           Definitions.

NRS 228.427           “Council”

defined.

NRS 228.430           “Domestic

violence” defined.

 

Ombudsman for Victims of Domestic Violence

NRS 228.440           Creation

of Office; appointment; qualifications; removal.

NRS 228.450           Duties;

confidentiality of certain information collected in discharge of duties; use of

grants to compensate.

 

Account for Programs Related to Domestic Violence

NRS 228.460           Creation;

administration; expenditures; claims.

 

Committee on Domestic Violence

NRS 228.470           Appointment

of members; duties; Chair; meetings; quorum; voting; staff; compensation of

members.

 

Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

NRS 228.480           Creation;

appointment of members; compensation of members.

NRS 228.485           Chair;

meetings; adoption of rules.

NRS 228.490           Duties.

 

Multidisciplinary Teams to Review the Death of the Victim of

Certain Crimes that Constitute Domestic Violence

NRS 228.495           Organizing

or sponsorship; powers and duties; membership; participation by organizations

concerned with domestic violence; authority and duties of Attorney General;

immunity and liability of members; inadmissibility of review; report.

NRS 228.497           Access

to information and records.

TELECOMMUNICATION SOLICITATION

NRS 228.500           Definitions.

NRS 228.510           “Registry”

defined.

NRS 228.520           “Telephone

solicitor” defined.

NRS 228.530           “Unsolicited

telephone call for the sale of goods or services” defined.

NRS 228.540           National

database of telephone numbers of persons requesting not to receive unsolicited

telephone calls for sale of goods or services: Attorney General findings;

effect on registry.

NRS 228.550           Registry

of names and telephone numbers of persons requesting not to receive unsolicited

telephone calls for sale of goods or services; maintenance.

NRS 228.560           Public

service announcement concerning registry.

NRS 228.570           Publication

of information in registry.

NRS 228.580           Availability

of telephone numbers in registry to telephone solicitors.

NRS 228.590           Calls

prohibited to telephone numbers in registry; limited use of information in

registry.

NRS 228.600           Telephone

solicitors: Use of telephone numbers in registry; establishment of internal

registry of telephone numbers of persons requesting not to receive unsolicited

telephone calls; notice to persons with whom solicitor has preexisting business

relationship; exception.

NRS 228.610           Attorney

General to institute legal proceedings against violator.

NRS 228.620           Violation

constitutes deceptive trade practice.

NRS 228.630           Registry

Account: Creation; administration.

NRS 228.640           Regulations.

OFFICE OF STATEWIDE COORDINATOR FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE

ENDANGERED BY DRUG EXPOSURE

NRS 228.700           “Child

who is endangered by drug exposure” defined.

NRS 228.710           Creation;

appointment of Statewide Coordinator; Statewide Coordinator in unclassified

service.

NRS 228.720           Duties

of Statewide Coordinator; acceptance of gifts, grants and other money.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE WORKING GROUP

NRS 228.800           Creation;

composition; officers; terms; service without compensation; members employed by

State or political subdivision; administrative support. [Effective through June

30, 2015.]

NRS 228.810           Meetings.

[Effective through June 30, 2015.]

NRS 228.820           Duties;

reports. [Effective through June 30, 2015.]

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GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NRS 228.010  Qualifications.  No

person shall be eligible to the Office of Attorney General unless the person:

      1.  Has attained the age of 25 years at the

time of such election; and

      2.  Is a qualified elector and has been a

citizen resident of this State for 2 years next preceding the election.

      [Part 2:108:1866; A 1953, 711; 1955, 459]

      NRS 228.020  Election; term of office.

      1.  The Attorney General shall be elected

by the qualified electors of the State.

      2.  The Attorney General shall be chosen at

the general election of 1866, and every 4th year thereafter, and shall hold

office for the term of 4 years from the time of his or her installment and

until his or her successor shall be qualified.

      [Part 1:108:1866; B § 2599; BH § 1636; C § 1782; RL §

2765; NCL § 4765] + [Part 9:108:1866; B § 2607; BH § 1644; C § 1790; RL § 2773;

NCL § 4773] + [Part 10:108:1866; B § 2608; BH § 1645; C § 1791; RL § 2774; NCL

§ 4774]

      NRS 228.030  Commission and oath.  The

Attorney General shall be commissioned by the Governor, and shall take the oath

prescribed by the Constitution.

      [Part 1:67:1867; B § 2773; BH § 1778; C § 1999; RL §

4128; NCL § 7307]

      NRS 228.040  Office.  The

Attorney General shall keep his or her office at the seat of government.

      [Part 10:108:1866; B § 2608; BH § 1645; C § 1791; RL

§ 2774; NCL § 4774] + [Part 1:67:1867; B § 2773; BH § 1778; C § 1999; RL §

4128; NCL § 7307]—(NRS A 1977, 1369)

      NRS 228.060  Absence from State limited.  The

Attorney General shall not absent himself or herself from the State exceeding

60 consecutive days without leave of absence from the Legislature.

      [Part 1:67:1867; B § 2773; BH § 1778; C § 1999; RL §

4128; NCL § 7307]

      NRS 228.070  Salary; private practice of law prohibited.

      1.  Until the first Monday in January 2007,

the Attorney General is entitled to receive an annual salary of $110,000. From

the first Monday in January 2007, until the first Monday in January 2011, the

Attorney General is entitled to receive an annual salary of $133,000.

      2.  On the first Monday in January 2011 and

on the first Monday of every fourth year thereafter, the salary of the Attorney

General must be increased by an amount equal to the cumulative percentage

increase in the salaries of the classified employees of this State during the

immediately preceding term of the Attorney General.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 7.065, the Attorney General shall not

engage in the private practice of law.

      [6:295:1953; A 1955, 527] + [5:320:1955] +

[11:320:1955] + [13:320:1955]—(NRS A 1957, 541; 1961, 306; 1965, 971; 1969,

791; 1971, 2208; 1977,

1016; 1981,

1371; 1985,

1610; 1989,

202, 1898;

1997, 1227;

2005, 1184)

      NRS 228.080  Appointment, powers and oaths of deputies; private practice of

law prohibited.

      1.  The Attorney General may appoint as

many deputies as he or she may deem necessary to perform fully the duties of

his or her office. All deputies so appointed may perform all duties now

required of the Attorney General.

      2.  Before entering upon the discharge of

his or her duties, each deputy so appointed shall take and subscribe to the

constitutional oath of office, which must be filed in the Office of the

Secretary of State.

      3.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 7.065, deputy attorneys general shall

not engage in the private practice of law.

      [1:15:1908; RL § 4135; NCL § 7314] + [2:15:1908; RL §

4136; NCL § 7315]—(NRS A 1967, 1488; 1971, 1424; 1973, 677; 1981, 1272; 1985, 255; 1989, 203; 1993, 2528)

      NRS 228.090  Special deputy where services of Attorney General’s Office are

required in remote counties of State or where case with large number of

litigants and voluminous evidence was initiated during term of previous

officeholder: Appointment; duties.

      1.  In cases of emergency where the

services of the Attorney General’s Office are required in remote counties of

the State, the Attorney General may, when it appears for the best interests of

the State to do so, appoint a resident attorney at law of such county as

special deputy.

      2.  In any case where:

      (a) The Attorney General represents the State of

Nevada or any officer, board, commission, appointee or department of the State;

      (b) There are 100 or more litigants involved in

the case or litigation;

      (c) The trial or hearings in such litigation have

been completed and the case or litigation has been decided by the court but the

written findings of fact, conclusions of law, and judgment and decree have not

been prepared or settled, determined, entered, signed and filed by the court

before the beginning of the term of office of the Attorney General who is in

office at the time such written findings and conclusions and the judgment and

decree are to be prepared or settled, determined, entered, signed and filed by

the court; and

      (d) The evidence in the case is voluminous,

Ê the

incumbent Attorney General is authorized and directed, in the interest of

promptness and efficiency in the final determination of such litigation, to

appoint a special deputy attorney general.

      3.  The special deputy attorney general

appointed in the manner provided in subsection 2 shall:

      (a) Prepare and supervise the preparation of such

findings of fact, conclusions of law and judgment and decree to be prepared for

and on behalf of the State of Nevada or such officer, board, commission,

appointee or department thereof;

      (b) Present the same to the court or to the

former district judge thereof authorized and empowered to hear and determine

the same, within the time now or hereafter provided by law therefor; and

      (c) Represent the State and such officer, board,

commission, appointee or department thereof in any and all hearings incident to

any and all such findings of fact, conclusions of law, and judgment and decree,

and in any and all objections and exceptions thereto presented to the court or

to the former district judge thereof authorized and empowered to hear and

determine the same in any such case for settlement, determination, signing and

filing in such case and in any and all motions for new trials and also in any

and all matters incident thereto, all within the time now or hereafter provided

by law therefor.

      [Part 2:235:1931; 1931 NCL § 7313.02]

      NRS 228.091  Special deputy to provide legal advice to regulatory body:

Appointment; compensation.

      1.  If the Attorney General:

      (a) Has been designated as the legal adviser for

a regulatory body; and

      (b) Determines at any time that it is

impracticable or uneconomical or could constitute a conflict of interest for

the Attorney General or a deputy attorney general to provide legal advice to

the regulatory body,

Ê the Attorney

General may appoint a special deputy to provide legal advice to the regulatory

body.

      2.  Compensation for a special deputy

appointed pursuant to subsection 1 must be:

      (a) Fixed by the Attorney General, subject to the

approval of the State Board of Examiners; and

      (b) Paid by the regulatory body for which the

special deputy is appointed to provide legal advice.

      3.  The provisions of this section do not

alter, limit or otherwise affect the authority of the Attorney General to:

      (a) Appoint a special deputy or special deputy

attorney general for the purposes specified in NRS

228.090; or

      (b) Employ special counsel for the purposes

specified in NRS 41.03435.

      4.  As used in this section, “regulatory

body” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

622.060.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 372)

      NRS 228.092  Administrative Assistant: Appointment; classification.  The Attorney General may appoint and employ an

Administrative Assistant in the unclassified service of this State.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1741)

      NRS 228.096  Attorney General’s Special Fund: Creation; claims.

      1.  The Attorney General’s Special Fund is

hereby created as a special revenue fund.

      2.  All claims against the Fund must be

paid as other claims against the State are paid.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 99; A 1997, 1967)

      NRS 228.097  Deposit of money collected by Attorney General in State General

Fund.  The Attorney General shall

deposit in the State General Fund all money collected by him or her which is in

excess of the amount authorized for expenditure by the Legislature.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 351; A 1997, 1967)

      NRS 228.098  Attorney General’s Administration Budget Account.  Money for the support of the operations of the

Office of Attorney General from whatever source it is derived must be accounted

for in the Attorney General’s Administration Budget Account.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 273; A 1997, 1968)

      NRS 228.099  Revolving Account for Office of Attorney General: Creation;

deposits; claims.

      1.  There is hereby created a Revolving

Account for the Office of Attorney General in the sum of $5,000, which must be

used for payment of expenses related to litigation which are unexpected and

require prompt payment and for no other purposes.

      2.  The Attorney General shall deposit the

money in the Revolving Account in a bank or credit union qualified to receive

deposits of public money as provided by law and the deposit must be secured by

a depository bond satisfactory to the State Board of Examiners.

      3.  The Attorney General or his or her

designee may sign all checks drawn upon the Revolving Account.

      4.  Payments made for litigation expenses

from the Revolving Account must be promptly reimbursed from the legislative

appropriation or authorization, if any, to the account of the Attorney General

relating to the matter for which the litigation expenses were incurred. The

claim for reimbursement must be processed and paid as other claims against the

State are paid.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 2085; A 1999, 1463; 2005, 667)

      NRS 228.100  Reports.

      1.  Before September 1 of each

even-numbered year, for the biennium ending June 30 of such year, the Attorney

General shall report to the Governor the condition of the affairs of his or her

department, and in such report the Attorney General shall make such suggestions

as shall appear to him or her calculated to improve the laws of the State.

      2.  The Attorney General shall communicate

to the Governor or either branch of the Legislature, when requested, any

information concerning his or her office.

      [5:67:1867; B § 2777; BH § 1782; C § 2003; RL § 4132;

NCL § 7311]—(NRS A 1969, 1455)

      NRS 228.110  Legal adviser on matters arising in Executive Department;

limitation on employment of private attorney.

      1.  The Attorney General and the duly appointed

deputies of the Attorney General shall be the legal advisers on all state

matters arising in the Executive Department of the State Government.

      2.  No officer, commissioner or appointee

of the Executive Department of the Government of the State of Nevada shall

employ any attorney at law or counselor at law to represent the State of Nevada

within the State, or to be compensated by state funds, directly or indirectly,

as an attorney acting within the State for the State of Nevada or any agency in

the Executive Department thereof unless the Attorney General and the deputies

of the Attorney General are disqualified to act in such matter or unless an act

of the Legislature specifically authorizes the employment of other attorneys or

counselors at law.

      3.  All claims for legal services rendered

in violation of this section shall be void.

      [1:235:1931; 1931 NCL § 7313.01] + [Part 2:235:1931;

1931 NCL § 7313.02] + [3:235:1931; 1931 NCL § 7313.03]—(NRS A 1963, 1191)

      NRS 228.113  Charges for services.

      1.  The Attorney General may charge all

state agencies which are not supported entirely from the State General Fund for

all services his or her office provides to those agencies, to the extent that

the cost of such services is not included in the budget of the Office of the

Attorney General.

      2.  A state agency which is included in the

cost allocation plan prepared by the Director of the Department of

Administration pursuant to NRS 353.331

must be charged an amount determined in accordance with the cost allocation

plan.

      3.  A state agency which is not included in

the cost allocation plan must be charged for services on an hourly basis in an

amount sufficient to pay the salary and other expenses of the deputy attorney

general who provides the services.

      (Added to NRS by 1979, 351; A 1995, 1536)

      NRS 228.120  Appearance before grand jury; supervision of district attorneys;

prosecution of criminal cases; subpoenas.  The

Attorney General may:

      1.  Appear before any grand jury, when in

his or her opinion it is necessary, and present evidence of the commission of a

crime or violation of any law of this State; examine witnesses before the grand

jury, and draw indictments or presentments for the grand jury, and thereafter

conduct the proceedings.

      2.  Exercise supervisory powers over all

district attorneys of the State in all matters pertaining to the duties of

their offices, and from time to time require of them reports as to the

condition of public business entrusted to their charge.

      3.  Appear in, take exclusive charge of and

conduct any prosecution in any court of this State for a violation of any law

of this State, when in his or her opinion it is necessary, or when requested to

do so by the Governor.

      4.  In any proceeding conducted by a grand

jury or in any criminal prosecution in any court, issue subpoenas for witnesses

together with any books, memoranda, papers and other documents.

      5.  When acting pursuant to any provision

of law allowing or requiring him or her to act in a criminal matter, institute

criminal proceedings:

      (a) By filing a complaint in a justice or

municipal court, where a misdemeanor is charged; or

      (b) By filing a complaint and commencing a

preliminary examination where a gross misdemeanor or felony is charged and

thereafter filing an information in the district court,

Ê and may conduct

those proceedings.

      [1:5:1908; RL § 4137; NCL § 7316]—(NRS A 1979, 1093; 1981, 462, 546; 1989, 162)

      NRS 228.125  Prosecutions: Statutory duty or right of district attorney

applies to Attorney General.  When

the Attorney General is acting in a criminal matter and a statutory duty or

right is provided for the district attorney related to the prosecution of that

offense, the statutory provision applies to the Attorney General as it would

apply to the district attorney if the district attorney were conducting the

prosecution.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1424)

      NRS 228.130  District attorney may request assistance from Attorney General

in criminal prosecutions; appointment of special prosecutor under certain

circumstances; compensation.

      1.  In all criminal cases where, in the

judgment of the district attorney, the personal presence of the Attorney

General or the presence of a deputy attorney general or special investigator is

required in cases mentioned in subsection 2, before making a request upon the

Attorney General for such assistance the district attorney must first present

his or her reasons for making the request to the board of county commissioners

of his or her county and have the board adopt a resolution joining in the

request to the Attorney General.

      2.  In all criminal cases where assistance

is requested from the Attorney General’s Office, as described in subsection 1,

in the presentation of criminal cases before a committing magistrate, grand

jury, or district court, the board of county commissioners of the county making

such request shall, upon the presentation to the board of a duly verified claim

setting forth the expenses incurred, pay from the general funds of the county

the actual and necessary traveling expenses of the Attorney General or his or her

deputy attorney general or his or her special investigator from Carson City,

Nevada, to the place where such proceedings are held and return therefrom, and

also pay the amount of money actually expended by such person for board and

lodging from the date such person leaves until the date he or she returns to

Carson City.

      3.  This section must not be construed as

directing or requiring the Attorney General to appear in any proceedings

mentioned in subsection 2, but in acting upon any such request the Attorney

General may exercise his or her discretion, and his or her judgment in such

matters is final.

      4.  In addition to any payment of expenses

pursuant to subsection 2, the Attorney General may charge for the costs of

providing assistance in the prosecution of a category A or B felony pursuant to

this section. Such costs must be agreed upon by the Attorney General and the

district attorney for the county for which the Attorney General provides

assistance.

      5.  If the Attorney General:

      (a) Is requested, pursuant to subsection 1, to

provide assistance to a district attorney in the presentation of a criminal

case before a committing magistrate, grand jury or district court; and

      (b) Determines at any time before trial that it

is impracticable or uneconomical or could constitute a conflict of interest for

the Attorney General or a deputy attorney general to provide such assistance,

Ê the Attorney

General may, with the concurrence of the board of county commissioners and the

district attorney, appoint a special prosecutor to present the criminal case.

      6.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 7, compensation for a special prosecutor appointed pursuant to

subsection 5 must be fixed by the Attorney General, subject to the approval of

the State Board of Examiners.

      7.  For the prosecution of a category A or

B felony, compensation and other terms and conditions must be agreed upon by

the Attorney General and the district attorney of the county for which the

special prosecutor is appointed to provide assistance.

      [1:38:1923; NCL § 7323] + [2:38:1923; NCL § 7324] +

[3:38:1923; NCL § 7325]—(NRS A 1969, 129; 2011, 368, 372)

      NRS 228.135  Establishment of program to assist law enforcement personnel and

prosecuting attorneys in complying with Vienna Convention on Consular

Relations; regulations.

      1.  The Attorney General may establish a

program to assist law enforcement personnel and prosecuting attorneys in

complying with the requirements of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on

Consular Relations, April 24, 1963, 21 U.S.T. 77, 596 U.N.T.S. 261.

      2.  The Attorney General may adopt such

regulations as necessary to carry out the provisions of subsection 1.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 166)

      NRS 228.137  Establishment of program to assist prosecuting attorneys and law

enforcement officers in preventing persons subject to international travel

restrictions from obtaining or using United States passport; regulations.

      1.  The Office of the Extradition

Coordinator within the Office of the Attorney General may establish a program

that assists prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement officers in this State

in coordinating with the United States Department of State to prevent criminal

offenders or persons charged with a crime who are subject to court-ordered

restrictions on international travel from obtaining or using a United States

passport.

      2.  The Attorney General may adopt

regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 819)

      NRS 228.140  Prosecution and defense of causes in Supreme Court; accounting;

assistance in impeachments.

      1.  The Attorney General shall attend each

of the terms of the Supreme Court, and there prosecute or defend, as the case

may be, on the part of the State:

      (a) All causes to which the State may be a party;

      (b) All causes to which any officer of the State,

in his or her official capacity, may be a party;

      (c) All causes to which any county may be a

party, other than those in which the interest of the county may be adverse to

the State, or any officer of the State, acting in his or her official capacity,

and

Ê after

judgment obtained in any such cause, the Attorney General shall direct such

proceedings, and sue out such process as may be required to carry the same into

execution.

      2.  The Attorney General shall:

      (a) Account for and pay over to the proper

officer, without delay, all moneys which may come into his or her hands

belonging to the State or any county.

      (b) Assist in all impeachments which may be tried

before the Senate.

      [2:67:1867; B § 2774; BH § 1779; C § 2000; RL § 4129;

NCL § 7308]

      NRS 228.150  Written opinions; payment for services.

      1.  When requested, the Attorney General

shall give his or her opinion, in writing, upon any question of law, to the

Governor, the Secretary of State, the State Controller, the State Treasurer,

the Director of the Department of Corrections, to the head of any state

department, agency, board or commission, to any district attorney and to any

city attorney of any incorporated city within the State of Nevada, upon any

question of law relating to their respective offices, departments, agencies,

boards or commissions.

      2.  Nothing contained in subsection 1

requires the Attorney General to give his or her written opinion to any city

attorney concerning questions relating to the interpretation or construction of

city ordinances.

      3.  Money may be paid to the Office of the

Attorney General pursuant to law, or pursuant to an agreement with an agency of

the State, for the performance of any duty or service provided by his or her

office.

      [3:67:1867; B § 2775; BH § 1780; C § 2001; RL § 4130;

NCL § 7309]—(NRS A 1957, 655; 1959, 692; 1971, 1169; 1977, 870; 1979, 273; 2001

Special Session, 232; 2011, 373)

      NRS 228.160  Records of cases: Contents; inspection.

      1.  The Attorney General shall keep a

record of each:

      (a) Civil case to which the State or any officer

of the State in his or her official capacity is a party; and

      (b) Criminal case for which he or she is the

principal prosecuting attorney.

      2.  The record must contain a copy of all

pleadings and process, interlocutory and final orders, judgments and decrees,

process issued thereon and satisfaction thereof, and memorandum of sentence.

      3.  Such records must be open to the public

for inspection during business hours.

      [4:67:1867; B § 2776; BH § 1781; C § 2002; RL § 4131;

NCL § 7310]—(NRS A 1971, 849; 1985, 56)

      NRS 228.165  Office of Attorney General to provide Legislative Counsel with

index of certain court rulings.  On

or before September 1 of each even-numbered year, the Office of the Attorney

General shall provide to the Legislative Counsel an index of all court rulings

it has received pursuant to NRS 2.165, 3.241 and 4.235 during the immediately preceding

2-year period.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 819)

      NRS 228.170  Commencement or defense of action to protect interest of State;

prosecution of prisoners and persons acting in concert with prisoners.

      1.  Whenever the Governor directs or when,

in the opinion of the Attorney General, to protect and secure the interest of

the State it is necessary that a suit be commenced or defended in any federal

or state court, the Attorney General shall commence the action or make the

defense.

      2.  The Attorney General may investigate

and prosecute any crime committed by a person:

      (a) Confined in or committed to an institution or

facility of the Department of Corrections.

      (b) Acting in concert with, whether as a

principal or accessory, any person confined in or committed to an institution

or facility of the Department of Corrections.

      (c) In violation of chapter

212 of NRS, if the crime involves:

             (1) An institution or facility of the

Department of Corrections; or

             (2) A person confined in or committed to

such an institution or facility.

      [6:67:1867; B § 2778; BH § 1783; C § 2004; RL § 4133;

NCL § 7312]—(NRS A 1975, 654; 1983, 728; 1985, 56; 1989, 162; 2001

Special Session, 233)

      NRS 228.175  Prosecution of offense by state officer or employee.

      1.  As used in this section “state officer

or employee” means an elected officer of the State or any state officer or

employee who is compensated from the State Treasury.

      2.  The Attorney General has primary

jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute criminal offenses committed by state

officers or employees in the course of their duties or arising out of

circumstances related to their positions.

      3.  A district attorney may investigate an

offense specified in subsection 2 if:

      (a) The Attorney General has stated in writing to

the district attorney that the Attorney General does not intend to act in the

matter; or

      (b) The district attorney has inquired in writing

of the Attorney General whether the Attorney General will act in the matter,

and:

             (1) The district attorney has not received

an answer in writing to his or her inquiry within 30 days after making it; or

             (2) The Attorney General has stated in

writing to the district attorney that he or she will act in the matter and has

not filed a criminal action in the matter within 90 days after making the

statement.

      4.  When he or she is acting pursuant to

this section, the Attorney General may commence his or her investigation and

file a criminal action without leave of court, and he or she has exclusive

charge of the conduct of the prosecution.

      5.  The fact that the Attorney General or a

district attorney has not complied with any provision of this section is not a

defense in a criminal action.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1250)

      NRS 228.177  Prosecution of offense by county officer or employee.

      1.  As used in this section “county officer

or employee” means an elected officer of a county or any county officer or

employee who is compensated from a county treasury.

      2.  The Attorney General may investigate

and prosecute any criminal offense committed by a county officer or employee in

the course of his or her duties or arising out of circumstances related to his

or her position, if:

      (a) The district attorney of the county has

stated in writing to the Attorney General that he or she does not intend to act

in the matter; or

      (b) The Attorney General has inquired in writing

of the district attorney whether he or she intends to act in the matter and:

             (1) The Attorney General has not received

a written response within 30 days after the district attorney received the

inquiry; or

             (2) The district attorney responds in

writing that he or she intends to act in the matter, but an information or

indictment is not filed within 90 days after the response.

      3.  When he or she is acting pursuant to

this section, the Attorney General may commence his or her investigation and

file a criminal action with leave of court, and the Attorney General has

exclusive charge of the conduct of the prosecution.

      4.  An information or indictment may not be

dismissed on the ground that the district attorney or Attorney General has not

complied with this section.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 1564)

      NRS 228.178  Technological crimes: Investigation and prosecution; pursuit of

forfeiture; equitable relief.

      1.  The Attorney General may:

      (a) Investigate and prosecute any alleged

technological crime.

      (b) Pursue the forfeiture of property relating to

a technological crime in accordance with the provisions of NRS 179.1211 to 179.1235, inclusive.

      (c) Bring an action to enjoin or obtain any other

equitable relief to prevent the occurrence or continuation of a technological

crime.

      2.  As used in this section, “technological

crime” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

205A.030.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 822)

      NRS 228.180  Commencement and defense of actions concerning rights of State

and its residents in interstate waters and public lands.  The Attorney General, with the consent of the

Governor, is authorized to commence and maintain, or defend, in the Supreme

Court of the United States, or in any court having jurisdiction of the action,

in the name of the State of Nevada, or otherwise, such proceedings at law or in

equity as in the judgment of the Attorney General may be necessary or expedient

for the purpose of establishing and determining the rights of the State of

Nevada, or the residents thereof, in and to:

      1.  The waters of all interstate streams

located partly in the State of Nevada, where such waters, or part thereof, are

claimed by any other state or the citizens thereof.

      2.  The public lands, and to the waters

therein and thereunder, located in the State of Nevada.

      [1:138:1915; A 1955, 66]

      NRS 228.190  Intervention or appearance in judicial or administrative

proceeding concerning interstate waters, public lands or construction of dams,

power plants or other structures.

      1.  The Attorney General, in the name of

the State, is authorized to intervene or to appear in:

      (a) Any action or proceeding at law or in equity

which may now or hereafter be pending, when it is necessary for or incident to

the purpose of establishing and determining the rights of the State of Nevada,

or the residents thereof, in and to:

             (1) The waters of all interstate streams

located partly in Nevada, where such waters or a part thereof are claimed by

any other state or the citizens thereof.

             (2) The public lands, and to the waters therein

and thereunder, located in the State of Nevada.

      (b) Any action or proceeding, judicial or

administrative, relative to the construction of any dam, power plant or other

structure on any stream located either wholly or partly in Nevada or wholly or

partly in any other state, for the purpose of flood control, irrigation, power,

or for any other purpose, when it is necessary for or incident to establishing

and determining the rights of the State of Nevada or the residents thereof. Any

intervention or appearance of the Attorney General of the kind authorized by

this paragraph which occurred prior to March 8, 1960, is hereby authorized,

ratified, confirmed and approved.

      2.  The Attorney General shall not obligate

the State in any intervention or appearance for any costs or expenses.

      [2:138:1915; A 1955, 66]—(NRS A 1960, 125)

      NRS 228.200  Printing of findings of fact, conclusions of law and decree

involving more than 100 litigants, including State Engineer; payment of

expenses.

      1.  The Attorney General is directed and

empowered to cause the printing of proposed findings of fact and conclusions of

law and judgments and decrees from any district court of the State of Nevada where

there are more than 100 parties litigant in the action so decided, and the

State Engineer of the State of Nevada is one of the parties litigant.

      2.  The Attorney General shall cause the

proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law and findings of fact,

conclusions of law and judgment and decree to be printed, and shall certify the

expense thereof to the State Board of Examiners, who shall check the same, and

if the Board finds that the printing has been done, it shall approve the same

and cause the claims for the printing to be paid as other claims are paid from

the Treasury of the State of Nevada.

      [1:233:1931; 1931 NCL § 7334.01] + [3:233:1931; 1931

NCL § 7334.03]

      NRS 228.205  Victim Information Notification Everyday System: Establishment;

appointment of Governance Committee; duties of Governance Committee; no cause

of action by victim established by failure of System.

      1.  There is hereby created in the Office

of the Attorney General the Victim Information Notification Everyday System,

which consists of a toll-free telephone number and an Internet website through

which victims of crime and members of the public may register to receive

automated information and notification concerning changes in the custody status

of an offender.

      2.  The Attorney General shall:

      (a) Appoint a subcommittee of the Nevada Council

for the Prevention of Domestic Violence created by NRS

228.480 to serve as the Governance Committee for the System; and

      (b) Consider nominations by the Council when

appointing members of the Governance Committee.

      3.  The Governance Committee may adopt

policies, protocols and regulations for the operation and oversight of the

System.

      4.  The Attorney General may apply for and

accept gifts, grants and donations for use in carrying out the provisions of

this section.

      5.  To the extent of available funding,

each sheriff and chief of police, the Department of Corrections, the Department

of Public Safety and the State Board of Parole Commissioners shall cooperate

with the Attorney General to establish and maintain the System.

      6.  The failure of the System to notify a

victim of a crime of a change in the custody status of an offender does not

establish a basis for any cause of action by the victim or any other party

against the State, its political subdivisions, or the agencies, boards,

commissions, departments, officers or employees of the State or its political

subdivisions.

      7.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Custody status” means the transfer of the

custody of an offender or the release or escape from custody of an offender.

      (b) “Offender” means a person convicted of a

crime and sentenced to imprisonment in a county jail or in the state prison.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 167)

      NRS 228.210  Neglect of duty: Penalty.  If

the Attorney General neglects or refuses to perform any of the duties required

of him or her by law, the Attorney General is guilty of a misdemeanor or is

subject to removal from office.

      [7:67:1867; B § 2779; BH § 1784; C § 2005; RL § 4134;

NCL § 7313]—(NRS A 1977, 150)

UNIT FOR THE INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF CRIMES

AGAINST OLDER PERSONS

      NRS 228.250  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 228.250 to 228.290,

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

in NRS 228.255 and 228.260

have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 745)

      NRS 228.255  “Older person” defined.  “Older

person” means a person who is 60 years of age or older.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 745)

      NRS 228.260  “Unit” defined.  “Unit”

means the Unit for the Investigation and Prosecution of Crimes Against Older

Persons created pursuant to NRS 228.265.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 745)

      NRS 228.265  Creation.  There is

hereby created in the Office of the Attorney General the Unit for the

Investigation and Prosecution of Crimes Against Older Persons.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 745)

      NRS 228.270  Powers: Investigation and prosecution of alleged crimes;

organization or sponsorship of multidisciplinary teams.

      1.  The Unit may investigate and prosecute

any alleged abuse, neglect, exploitation or isolation of an older person in

violation of NRS 200.5099 or 200.50995 and any failure to report such

a violation pursuant to NRS 200.5093:

      (a) At the request of the district attorney of

the county in which the violation occurred;

      (b) If the district attorney of the county in

which the violation occurred fails, neglects or refuses to prosecute the

violation; or

      (c) Jointly with the district attorney of the

county in which the violation occurred.

      2.  The Unit may organize or sponsor one or

more multidisciplinary teams to review any allegations of abuse, neglect,

exploitation or isolation of an older person or the death of an older person

that is alleged to be from abuse, neglect or isolation. A multidisciplinary

team may include, without limitation, the following members:

      (a) A representative of the Unit;

      (b) Any law enforcement agency that is involved

with the case under review;

      (c) The district attorney’s office in the county

where the case is under review;

      (d) The Aging and Disability Services Division of

the Department of Health and Human Services or the county’s office of

protective services, if one exists in the county where the case is under

review;

      (e) A representative of the coroner’s office; and

      (f) Any other medical professional or financial

professional that the Attorney General deems appropriate for the review.

      3.  Each organization represented on a

multidisciplinary team may share with other members of the team information in

its possession concerning the older person who is the subject of the review or

any person who was in contact with the older person and any other information

deemed by the organization to be pertinent to the review. Any information

shared by an organization with other members of a team is confidential.

      4.  The organizing or sponsoring of a

multidisciplinary team pursuant to subsection 2 does not grant the Unit

supervisory authority over, or restrict or impair the statutory authority of,

any state or local agency responsible for the investigation or prosecution of

allegations of abuse, neglect, exploitation or isolation of an older person or

the death of an older person that is alleged to be the result of abuse, neglect

or isolation.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 745; A 2009, 2448)

      NRS 228.275  Powers: Action to enjoin or obtain other relief.  The Unit may bring an action to enjoin or

obtain any other equitable relief to prevent the abuse, neglect, exploitation

or isolation of an older person. The court may award reasonable attorney’s fees

and costs if the Unit prevails in such an action.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 745)

      NRS 228.280  Crimes against older persons: Liability for civil penalties;

deposit of civil penalties.

      1.  In addition to any criminal penalty, a

person who is convicted of a crime against an older person for which an

additional term of imprisonment may be imposed pursuant to paragraph (h), (i)

or (j) of subsection 1 of NRS 193.167

or of the abuse, neglect, exploitation or isolation of an older person pursuant

to NRS 200.5099 or 200.50995 is liable for a civil penalty

to be recovered by the Attorney General in a civil action brought in the name

of the State of Nevada:

      (a) For the first offense, in an amount which is

not less than $5,000 and not more than $20,000.

      (b) For a second or subsequent offense, in an

amount which is not less than $10,000 and not more than $30,000.

      2.  The Attorney General shall deposit any money

collected for civil penalties pursuant to subsection 1 in equal amounts to:

      (a) A separate account in the Fund for the

Compensation of Victims of Crime created pursuant to NRS 217.260 to provide compensation to

older persons who are:

             (1) Victims of a crime for which an

additional term of imprisonment may be imposed pursuant to paragraph (h), (i)

or (j) of subsection 1 of NRS 193.167;

or

             (2) Abused, neglected, exploited or

isolated in violation of NRS 200.5099

and 200.50995.

      (b) The Account for the Unit for the

Investigation and Prosecution of Crimes Against Older Persons created pursuant

to NRS 228.285.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 745; A 2011, 1869)

      NRS 228.285  Account for the Unit for the Investigation and Prosecution of

Crimes Against Older Persons: Creation; use.

      1.  The Account for the Unit for the

Investigation and Prosecution of Crimes Against Older Persons is hereby created

in the State General Fund. The Attorney General shall administer the Account.

      2.  The money in the Account must only be

used to carry out the provisions of NRS 228.250 to 228.290, inclusive, and to pay the expenses incurred

by the Unit in the discharge of its duties, including, without limitation,

expenses relating to the provision of training and salaries and benefits for

employees of the Unit.

      3.  Money in the Account must remain in the

Account and must not revert to the State General Fund at the end of any fiscal

year.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 745)

      NRS 228.290  Gifts, grants, appropriations or donations; deposit of money in

designated Account.

      1.  The Unit may apply for any available

grants and accept gifts, grants, appropriations or donations to assist the Unit

in carrying out its duties pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

      2.  Any money received by the Unit must be

deposited in the Account for the Unit for the Investigation and Prosecution of

Crimes Against Older Persons created pursuant to NRS

228.285.

      (Added to NRS by 2007, 746)

BUREAU OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

      NRS 228.300  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 228.300 to 228.390,

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

in NRS 228.302 to 228.308,

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

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1674; A 1995, 1083; 1997, 1968; 2009, 2538,

2696)

      NRS 228.302  “Bureau of Consumer Protection” defined.  “Bureau of Consumer Protection” means the

Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1966)

      NRS 228.304  “Consumer’s Advocate” defined.  “Consumer’s

Advocate” means the Consumer’s Advocate of the Bureau of Consumer Protection.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1967)

      NRS 228.306  “Cooperative utility” defined.  “Cooperative

utility” means a cooperative association or nonprofit corporation or

association which supplies utility services for the use of its own members

only.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1967)

      NRS 228.308  “Public interest” defined.  “Public

interest” means the interests or rights of the State of Nevada and of the

residents of this State, or a broad class of those residents, which arise from

the constitutions, court decisions and statutes of this State and of the United

States and from the common law.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1967)

      NRS 228.310  Creation; executive head.

      1.  The Bureau of Consumer Protection is

hereby created within the Office of the Attorney General.

      2.  The executive head of the Bureau of

Consumer Protection is the Consumer’s Advocate.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1674; A 1997, 1968)

      NRS 228.320  Appointment of Consumer’s Advocate; term of office;

qualifications; removal from office.

      1.  The Attorney General shall appoint the

Consumer’s Advocate for a term of 4 years. The Consumer’s Advocate is in the

unclassified service of the State. The person appointed:

      (a) Must be knowledgeable in the various areas of

the regulation of public utilities;

      (b) Must be independent of and have no pecuniary

interest in any utility or industry regulated by the Public Utilities

Commission of Nevada;

      (c) Except as otherwise provided in NRS 284.143, shall devote all of his or

her time to the business of his or her office and shall not pursue any other

business or vocation or hold any other office of profit; and

      (d) Must not be a member of any political

convention or a member of any committee of any political party.

      2.  The Attorney General may remove the

Consumer’s Advocate from office for inefficiency, neglect of duty or

malfeasance in office.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1674; A 1987, 704; 1997, 616)

      NRS 228.330  Employees; equipment; office space; subpoenas; other necessary

functions and arrangements.  The

Consumer’s Advocate may:

      1.  Employ such staff as is necessary to

carry out his or her duties and the functions of his or her office, in

accordance with the personnel practices and procedures established within the

Attorney General’s Office. The Consumer’s Advocate has sole discretion to

employ and remove any member of his or her staff.

      2.  Purchase necessary equipment.

      3.  Lease or make other suitable

arrangements for office space, but any lease which extends beyond the term of 1

year must be reviewed and approved by a majority of the members of the State

Board of Examiners.

      4.  Apply for an order or subpoena for the

appearance of witnesses or the production of books, papers and documents in any

proceeding in which he or she is a party or intervener, in the same manner as

any other party or intervener, and make arrangements for and pay the fees or

costs of any witnesses and consultants necessary to the proceeding. If any

person ordered by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to appear before it

as a witness pursuant to this subsection fails to obey the order, the

Commission shall apply for a subpoena commanding the attendance of the witness.

      5.  Perform such other functions and make

such other arrangements as may be necessary to carry out his or her duties and

the functions of his or her office.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1674; A 1987, 704; 1997, 1968)

      NRS 228.340  Account for the Bureau of Consumer Protection: Deposits; use;

claims.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided by NRS 598A.260, all money collected by the

Bureau of Consumer Protection pursuant to NRS

704.033 and chapter 711 of NRS and

pursuant to those provisions of NRS relating to private investigators and unfair

trade practices must be deposited with the State Treasurer for credit to the

Account for the Bureau of Consumer Protection.

      2.  Money in the Account may be used:

      (a) To defray the costs of maintaining the Office

of the Consumer’s Advocate and for carrying out the provisions of NRS 228.300 to 228.390,

inclusive; or

      (b) For any other purpose authorized by the

Legislature.

      3.  All claims against the Account must be

paid as other claims against the State are paid.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1675; A 1989, 1470; 1997, 1969; 2007, 1377; 2010, 26th

Special Session, 5)

      NRS 228.350  Account for the Consumer’s Advocate: Gifts and grants.  All gifts and grants of money which the

Consumer’s Advocate is authorized to accept must be deposited with the State

Treasurer for credit to the Account for the Consumer’s Advocate.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1675; A 1989, 1470)

      NRS 228.355  Revolving account: Use for payment of expenses relating to

certain undercover investigations; powers and duties of Consumer’s Advocate.

      1.  There is hereby created a revolving

account for the Bureau of Consumer Protection in the sum of $7,500, which must

be used for the payment of expenses relating to conducting an undercover

investigation of a person who is allegedly engaging in a deceptive trade

practice or violating any provision of NRS

487.6871 to 487.6897, inclusive.

      2.  The Consumer’s Advocate shall deposit

the money in the revolving account in a bank or credit union qualified to

receive deposits of public money as provided by law, and the deposit must be

secured by a depository bond satisfactory to the State Board of Examiners.

      3.  The Consumer’s Advocate or his or her

designee may:

      (a) Sign all checks drawn upon the revolving

account; and

      (b) Make withdrawals of cash from the revolving

account.

      4.  Payments made from the revolving

account must be promptly reimbursed from the legislative appropriation, if any,

to the Consumer’s Advocate for the expenses relating to conducting an

undercover investigation of a person who is allegedly engaging in a deceptive

trade practice or violating any provision of NRS 487.6871 to 487.6897, inclusive. The claim for

reimbursement must be processed and paid as other claims against the State are

paid.

      5.  The Consumer’s Advocate shall:

      (a) Approve any disbursement from the revolving

account; and

      (b) Maintain records of any such disbursement.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 2538,

2696)

      NRS 228.360  Powers regarding certain public utilities.

      1.  The Consumer’s Advocate:

      (a) Shall intervene in and represent the public

interest in:

             (1) All proceedings conducted pursuant to NRS 704.7561 to 704.7595, inclusive; and

             (2) All proceedings conducted pursuant to NRS 704.061 to 704.110, inclusive, in which an electric

utility has filed a general rate application or an annual deferred energy

accounting adjustment application.

      (b) May, with respect to all public utilities

except railroads and cooperative utilities, and except as otherwise provided in

NRS 228.380:

             (1) Conduct or contract for studies,

surveys, research or expert testimony relating to matters affecting the public

interest or the interests of utility customers.

             (2) Examine any books, accounts, minutes,

records or other papers or property of any public utility subject to the

regulatory authority of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada in the same

manner and to the same extent as authorized by law for members of the Public

Utilities Commission of Nevada and its staff.

             (3) Except as otherwise provided in

paragraph (a), petition for, request, initiate, appear or intervene in any

proceeding concerning rates, charges, tariffs, modifications of service or any

related matter before the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada or any court,

regulatory body, board, commission or agency having jurisdiction over any

matter which the Consumer’s Advocate may bring before or has brought before the

Public Utilities Commission of Nevada or in which the public interest or the

interests of any particular class of utility customers are involved. The

Consumer’s Advocate may represent the public interest or the interests of any

particular class of utility customers in any such proceeding, and the

Consumer’s Advocate is a real party in interest in the proceeding.

      2.  As used in this section, “electric

utility” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

704.187.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1675; A 1987, 705; 1997, 1969; 2001, 353, 3254; 2007, 2987; 2013, 741)

      NRS 228.370  Duty of certain public utilities to provide documents.  All public utilities, except railroads and

cooperative utilities, and except as provided in NRS

228.380, shall provide the Consumer’s Advocate with copies of any proposed

changes in rates or service, correspondence, legal papers and other documents

which are served on or delivered or mailed to the Public Utilities Commission

of Nevada.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1676; A 1987, 705; 1997, 1969)

      NRS 228.380  Authority to exercise power of Attorney General in areas of

consumer protection; exceptions; expenditures; limitations on powers relating

to discretionary or competitive telecommunication services.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in this

section, the Consumer’s Advocate may exercise the power of the Attorney General

in areas of consumer protection, including, but not limited to, enforcement of chapters 90, 597,

598, 598A,

598B, 598C,

599B and 711

of NRS.

      2.  The Consumer’s Advocate may not

exercise any powers to enforce any criminal statute set forth in:

      (a) Chapter 90,

597, 598, 598A, 598B,

598C or 599B

of NRS for any transaction or activity that involves a proceeding before the

Public Utilities Commission of Nevada if the Consumer’s Advocate is

participating in that proceeding as a real party in interest on behalf of the

customers or a class of customers of utilities; or

      (b) Chapter 711

of NRS.

      3.  The Consumer’s Advocate may expend

revenues derived from NRS 704.033 only

for activities directly related to the protection of customers of public

utilities.

      4.  The powers of the Consumer’s Advocate

do not extend to proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada

directly relating to discretionary or competitive telecommunication services.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1676; A 1991, 66; 1997, 1970; 2007, 1377)

      NRS 228.390  Representation of customers’ interests.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 704.110 and 704.7561 to 704.7595, inclusive:

      (a) The Consumer’s Advocate has sole discretion

to represent or refrain from representing the public interest and any class of

customers in any proceeding.

      (b) In exercising such discretion, the Consumer’s

Advocate shall consider the importance and extent of the public interest or the

customers’ interests involved and whether those interests would be adequately

represented without his or her participation.

      (c) If the Consumer’s Advocate determines that

there would be a conflict between the public interest and any particular class

of customers or any inconsistent interests among the classes of customers

involved in a particular matter, the Consumer’s Advocate may choose to represent

one of the interests, to represent no interest, or to represent one interest

through his or her office and another or others through outside counsel engaged

on a case basis.

      (d) If the Consumer’s Advocate declines to

represent the public interest in a proceeding to review a proposed rate of an

electric utility, the Consumer’s Advocate shall publish a report in support of

the decision to decline such representation and make the report available to

the public at the Bureau of Consumer Protection and on the Internet website

maintained by the Bureau of Consumer Protection. The report must:

             (1) Identify each element of the public

interest, as may be applicable to the proceeding to review a proposed rate; and

             (2) Specify the manner in which each

element of the public interest, as identified pursuant to subparagraph (1), is

sufficiently represented.

      2.  As used in this section, “electric

utility” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

704.187.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1676; A 1997, 1970; 2001, 354, 3255; 2013, 3345)

MEDICAID FRAUD

      NRS 228.410  Jurisdiction of Attorney General in cases involving Medicaid

fraud; establishment of Medicaid Fraud Control Unit; duties and powers;

recovery of reasonable costs and expenses.

      1.  The Attorney General has primary

jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute violations of NRS 422.540 to 422.570, inclusive, and any fraud in the

administration of the Plan or in the provision of medical assistance pursuant

to the Plan. The provisions of this section notwithstanding, the Department of

Health and Human Services and the Division of Health Care Financing and Policy

of the Department of Health and Human Services shall enforce the Plan and any

regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

      2.  For this purpose, the Attorney General

shall establish within his or her office the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The

Unit must consist of a group of qualified persons, including, without

limitation, an attorney, an auditor and an investigator who, to the extent

practicable, have expertise in nursing, medicine and the administration of

medical facilities.

      3.  The Attorney General, acting through

the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit:

      (a) Is the single state agency responsible for

the investigation and prosecution of violations of NRS 422.540 to 422.570, inclusive;

      (b) May conduct any investigation or prosecution

authorized pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1396b(q);

      (c) Shall review reports of abuse or criminal

neglect of patients in medical facilities which receive payments under the Plan

and, when appropriate, investigate and prosecute the persons responsible;

      (d) May review and investigate reports of

misappropriation of money from the personal resources of patients in medical

facilities that receive payments under the Plan and, when appropriate, shall

prosecute the persons responsible;

      (e) Shall cooperate with federal investigators

and prosecutors in coordinating state and federal investigations and

prosecutions involving fraud in the provision or administration of medical

assistance pursuant to the Plan, and provide those federal officers with any

information in his or her possession regarding such an investigation or

prosecution; and

      (f) Shall protect the privacy of patients and

establish procedures to prevent the misuse of information obtained in carrying

out the provisions of this section and NRS 228.411.

      4.  When acting pursuant to this section or

NRS 228.175, the Attorney General may commence an investigation

and file a criminal action without leave of court, and has exclusive charge of

the conduct of the prosecution.

      5.  The Attorney General may, by

appropriate legal action, recover any reasonable costs or expenses incurred in

conducting an investigation or prosecution pursuant to this section or NRS 228.411. The Attorney General may retain the costs

and expenses recovered pursuant to this subsection up to an amount not

exceeding, in the aggregate, three times the amount of any money paid by this

State which matches federal grant money for the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

Costs and expenses recovered by the Attorney General in excess of the amount

retained by the Attorney General must be deposited in the State General Fund

for credit to the appropriate account for the Plan.

      6.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Medical facility” has the meaning ascribed

to it in NRS 449.0151.

      (b) “Plan” means the State Plan for Medicaid

established pursuant to NRS 422.271.

      (Added to NRS by 1991, 1053; A 1993, 2067, 2498; 1995, 702; 1997, 1253, 2604; 1999, 2235, 2242; 2003, 665; 2011, 533)

      NRS 228.411  Authority of Attorney General to subpoena and use certain

documents, records and materials; penalty for noncompliance with subpoena;

required contents of subpoena.

      1.  In carrying out the duties and

responsibilities under NRS 228.410, the Attorney

General, acting through the chief executive of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

or his or her designee, may issue a subpoena for documents, records or

materials.

      2.  The Attorney General may use any

documents, records or materials produced pursuant to a subpoena issued under

this section in the course of a civil action brought pursuant to NRS 228.410.

      3.  Any person who willfully fails or

refuses to comply with a subpoena issued pursuant to this section is guilty of

a misdemeanor.

      4.  A subpoena issued pursuant to this

section must include a copy of the provisions of subsections 1, 2 and 3.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 533)

INSURANCE FRAUD

      NRS 228.412  Jurisdiction of Attorney General in cases involving insurance

fraud; establishment of Fraud Control Unit for Insurance; duties and powers.

      1.  The Attorney General has primary

jurisdiction to conduct criminal investigations into and may bring a criminal

prosecution for any act alleged to be insurance fraud.

      2.  The Attorney General shall establish

within his or her office a Fraud Control Unit for Insurance. The Fraud Control

Unit must consist of such persons as are necessary to carry out the duties set

forth in this section, NRS 679B.600

to 679B.700, inclusive, and NRS 686A.281 to 686A.292, inclusive, including, without

limitation, attorneys and investigators.

      3.  The Attorney General, acting through

the Fraud Control Unit:

      (a) Is the single state agency responsible for

the criminal prosecution of insurance fraud;

      (b) Shall cooperate with the Commissioner of

Insurance, insurers, and investigators and prosecutors of other states and the

Federal Government in coordinating state and federal criminal investigations

and criminal prosecutions involving insurance fraud;

      (c) Shall protect the privacy of insurers and

insured persons who are eligible to receive benefits pursuant to the provisions

of title 57 of NRS and shall establish procedures to prevent the misuse of

information obtained in carrying out this section; and

      (d) May, upon written request, inspect the

records of any insurer, the Commissioner of Insurance and the Division of

Insurance of the Department of Business and Industry to conduct a criminal

investigation into any act alleged to be insurance fraud.

      4.  To investigate any act alleged to be

insurance fraud, the Attorney General and members of the Fraud Control Unit may

conduct investigations into any activity related thereto occurring outside of

this State, if necessary. To conduct these investigations, the Attorney General

and members of the Fraud Control Unit may:

      (a) Travel outside of this State;

      (b) Cooperate with appropriate agencies or

persons outside of this State; and

      (c) Designate those agencies or persons to

conduct investigations for the Attorney General.

      5.  When acting pursuant to this section,

the Attorney General may commence an investigation and file a criminal action

without leave of court, and has exclusive charge of the conduct of the

prosecution. The Attorney General may conduct preliminary hearings or grand

juries for the purposes of filing an information or indictment.

      6.  The Attorney General shall report the

name of each person who has been convicted of insurance fraud to the

Commissioner of Insurance.

      7.  The provisions of this section must not

be construed to limit or diminish the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of

Insurance to regulate persons transacting insurance in this State.

      8.  As used in this section, “insurance

fraud” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

686A.2815.

      (Added to NRS by 2001, 1100)

INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE FRAUD

      NRS 228.420  Jurisdiction of Attorney General in cases involving industrial

insurance fraud; establishment of Fraud Control Unit for Industrial Insurance;

duties and powers.

      1.  The Attorney General has primary

jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute any alleged criminal violations of NRS 616D.200, 616D.220, 616D.240, 616D.300, 616D.310, 616D.350 to 616D.440, inclusive, and any fraud in

the administration of chapter 616A, 616B, 616C,

616D or 617

of NRS or in the provision of compensation required by chapters 616A to 617,

inclusive, of NRS.

      2.  For this purpose, the Attorney General

shall establish within his or her office a Fraud Control Unit for Industrial

Insurance. The Unit must consist of such persons as are necessary to carry out

the duties set forth in this section, including, without limitation, an

attorney, an auditor and an investigator.

      3.  The Attorney General, acting through

the Unit established pursuant to subsection 2:

      (a) Is the single state agency responsible for

the investigation and prosecution of any alleged criminal violations of NRS 616D.200, 616D.220, 616D.240, 616D.300, 616D.310, 616D.350 to 616D.440, inclusive, and any fraud in

the administration of chapter 616A, 616B, 616C,

616D or 617

of NRS or in the provision of compensation required by chapters 616A to 617,

inclusive, of NRS;

      (b) Shall cooperate with the Division of

Industrial Relations of the Department of Business and Industry, self-insured

employers, associations of self-insured public or private employers, private

carriers and other state and federal investigators and prosecutors in

coordinating state and federal investigations and prosecutions involving

violations of NRS 616D.200, 616D.220, 616D.240, 616D.300, 616D.310, 616D.350 to 616D.440, inclusive, and any fraud in

the administration of chapter 616A, 616B, 616C,

616D or 617

of NRS or in the provision of compensation required by chapters 616A to 617,

inclusive, of NRS;

      (c) Shall protect the privacy of persons who are

eligible to receive compensation pursuant to the provisions of chapter 616A, 616B,

616C, 616D

or 617 of NRS and establish procedures to

prevent the misuse of information obtained in carrying out this section; and

      (d) May, upon request, inspect the records of any

self-insured employer, association of self-insured public or private employers,

or private carrier, the Division of Industrial Relations of the Department of

Business and Industry and the State Contractors’ Board to investigate any

alleged violation of any of the provisions of NRS 616D.200, 616D.220, 616D.240, 616D.300, 616D.310, 616D.350 to 616D.440, inclusive, or any fraud in the

administration of chapter 616A, 616B, 616C,

616D or 617

of NRS or in the provision of compensation required by chapters 616A to 617,

inclusive, of NRS.

      4.  When acting pursuant to this section or

NRS 228.175 or 228.410,

the Attorney General may commence an investigation and file a criminal action

without leave of court, and has exclusive charge of the conduct of the

prosecution.

      5.  The Attorney General shall report the

name of any person who has been convicted of violating any of the provisions of

NRS 616D.200, 616D.220, 616D.240, 616D.300, 616D.310, 616D.350 to 616D.440, inclusive, to the occupational

board that issued the person’s license or certificate to provide medical care,

remedial care or other services in this State.

      6.  The Attorney General shall establish a

toll-free telephone number for persons to report information regarding alleged

violations of any of the provisions of NRS

616D.200, 616D.220, 616D.240, 616D.300, 616D.310, 616D.350 to 616D.440, inclusive, and any fraud in

the administration of chapter 616A, 616B, 616C,

616D or 617

of NRS or in the provision of compensation required by chapters 616A to 617,

inclusive, of NRS.

      7.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Association of self-insured private

employers” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 616A.050.

      (b) “Association of self-insured public

employers” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 616A.055.

      (c) “Private carrier” has the meaning ascribed to

it in NRS 616A.290.

      (d) “Self-insured employer” has the meaning

ascribed to it in NRS 616A.305.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 773; A 1993, 799; 1995, 649, 1878, 2038; 1997, 579; 1999, 1808; 2011, 844)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

General Provisions

      NRS 228.423  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 228.423 to 228.490,

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

in NRS 228.427 and 228.430

have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 940)

      NRS 228.427  “Council” defined.  “Council”

means the Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence created

pursuant to NRS 228.480.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 940)

      NRS 228.430  “Domestic violence” defined.  “Domestic

violence” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

33.018.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1818; A 2005, 941)

Ombudsman for Victims of Domestic Violence

      NRS 228.440  Creation of Office; appointment; qualifications; removal.

      1.  The Office of Ombudsman for Victims of

Domestic Violence is hereby created within the Office of the Attorney General.

      2.  The Attorney General shall appoint a

person to serve in the position of Ombudsman for a term of 4 years. The person

so appointed:

      (a) Must be knowledgeable about the legal and

societal aspects of domestic violence;

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

and

      (c) Is not required to be an attorney.

      3.  The Attorney General may remove the

Ombudsman from office for inefficiency, neglect of duty or malfeasance in

office.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1819)

      NRS 228.450  Duties; confidentiality of certain information collected in

discharge of duties; use of grants to compensate.

      1.  The Ombudsman for Victims of Domestic

Violence shall:

      (a) Prepare quarterly reports relating to victims

of domestic violence from information collected from the Central Repository for

Nevada Records of Criminal History, if any such information is available.

      (b) Provide necessary assistance to victims of

domestic violence.

      (c) Provide education to the public concerning

domestic violence, including, without limitation, the prevention of domestic

violence, available assistance to victims of domestic violence and available

treatment for persons who commit domestic violence.

      (d) Perform such other tasks as are necessary to

carry out the duties and functions of his or her office.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this

subsection, information collected pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 1 is

confidential and must not be disclosed to any person under any circumstances,

including, without limitation, pursuant to a subpoena, search warrant or

discovery proceeding. Such information may be used for statistical purposes if

the identity of the person is not discernible from the information disclosed.

      3.  Any grant received by the Office of the

Attorney General for assistance to victims of domestic violence may be used to

compensate the Ombudsman for Victims of Domestic Violence.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1819)

Account for Programs Related to Domestic Violence

      NRS 228.460  Creation; administration; expenditures; claims.

      1.  The Account for Programs Related to

Domestic Violence is hereby created in the State General Fund. Any

administrative assessment imposed and collected pursuant to NRS 200.485 must be deposited with the

State Controller for credit to the Account.

      2.  The Ombudsman for Victims of Domestic

Violence:

      (a) Shall administer the Account for Programs

Related to Domestic Violence; and

      (b) May expend money in the Account only to pay

for expenses related to:

             (1) The Committee on Domestic Violence

created pursuant to NRS 228.470;

             (2) The Council;

             (3) Training law enforcement officers,

attorneys and members of the judicial system about domestic violence;

             (4) Assisting victims of domestic violence

and educating the public concerning domestic violence; and

             (5) Carrying out the duties and functions

of his or her office.

      3.  All claims against the Account for

Programs Related to Domestic Violence must be paid as other claims against the

State are paid.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1819; A 2001, 2903; 2005, 941)

Committee on Domestic Violence

      NRS 228.470  Appointment of members; duties; Chair; meetings; quorum; voting;

staff; compensation of members.

      1.  The Attorney General shall appoint a

Committee on Domestic Violence comprised of:

      (a) One staff member of a program for victims of

domestic violence;

      (b) One staff member of a program for the

treatment of persons who commit domestic violence;

      (c) One representative from an office of the

district attorney with experience in prosecuting criminal offenses;

      (d) One representative from an office of the city

attorney with experience in prosecuting criminal offenses;

      (e) One law enforcement officer;

      (f) One provider of mental health care;

      (g) Two victims of domestic violence; and

      (h) One justice of the peace or municipal judge.

Ê At least two

members of the Committee must be residents of a county whose population is less

than 100,000.

      2.  The Committee shall:

      (a) Adopt regulations for the evaluation,

certification and monitoring of programs for the treatment of persons who

commit domestic violence;

      (b) Review, monitor and certify programs for the

treatment of persons who commit domestic violence;

      (c) Review and evaluate existing programs

provided to peace officers for training related to domestic violence and make

recommendations to the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission

regarding such training;

      (d) To the extent that money is available,

arrange for the provision of legal services, including, without limitation,

assisting a person in an action for divorce; and

      (e) Submit on or before March 1 of each

odd-numbered year a report to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau

for distribution to the regular session of the Legislature. The report must

include, without limitation, a summary of the work of the Committee and

recommendations for any necessary legislation concerning domestic violence.

      3.  The regulations governing certification

of programs for the treatment of persons who commit domestic violence adopted

pursuant to paragraph (a) of subsection 2 must include, without limitation,

provisions allowing a program that is located in another state to become

certified in this State to provide treatment to persons who:

      (a) Reside in this State; and

      (b) Are ordered by a court in this State to

participate in a program for the treatment of persons who commit domestic

violence.

      4.  The Committee shall, at its first

meeting and annually thereafter, elect a Chair from among its members.

      5.  The Committee shall meet regularly at

least semiannually and may meet at other times upon the call of the Chair. Any

five members of the Committee constitute a quorum for the purpose of voting. A

majority vote of the quorum is required to take action with respect to any

matter.

      6.  The Attorney General shall provide the

Committee with such staff as is necessary to carry out the duties of the

Committee.

      7.  While engaged in the business of the

Committee, each member and employee of the Committee is entitled to receive the

per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and

employees generally.

      (Added to NRS by 1997, 1819; A 1999, 2428; 2005, 32; 2007, 76)

Nevada Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

      NRS 228.480  Creation; appointment of members; compensation of members.

      1.  The Nevada Council for the Prevention

of Domestic Violence is hereby created within the Office of the Attorney

General.

      2.  The Council must consist of not more

than 30 members appointed by the Attorney General from the various geographical

regions of the State.

      3.  The term of office of a member of the

Council is 3 years.

      4.  A vacancy on the Council must be filled

in the same manner as the original appointment for the remainder of the

unexpired term.

      5.  Each member of the Council:

      (a) Serves without compensation; and

      (b) While engaged in the business of the Council,

is entitled to receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for

state officers and employees generally.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 940)

      NRS 228.485  Chair; meetings; adoption of rules.

      1.  The Attorney General or a designee of

the Attorney General is the Chair of the Council.

      2.  The Council shall annually elect a Vice

Chair, Secretary and Treasurer from among its members.

      3.  The Council shall meet at least three

times in each calendar year and may meet at other times upon the call of the

Chair. At least one meeting in each calendar year must be held at a location

within the Fourth Judicial District, Fifth Judicial District, Sixth Judicial

District or Seventh Judicial District.

      4.  The Council shall adopt rules for its

own management and government.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 940)

      NRS 228.490  Duties.

      1.  For the purpose of preventing and

eliminating domestic violence in this State, the Council shall:

      (a) Increase awareness of the existence and

unacceptability of domestic violence in this State;

      (b) Make recommendations for any necessary

legislation relating to domestic violence to the Office of the Attorney

General; and

      (c) Provide financial support to programs for the

prevention of domestic violence in this State.

      2.  The Council shall:

      (a) Study and review all appropriate issues

related to the administration of the criminal justice system in rural Nevada

with respect to offenses involving domestic violence, including, without

limitation, the availability of counseling services; and

      (b) With the assistance of the Court

Administrator, based upon the study and review conducted pursuant to paragraph

(a), prepare and submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the

Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, on or before February 1 of each

odd-numbered year, for transmittal to the next regular session of the

Legislature. In preparing the report, the Council shall solicit comments and

recommendations from district judges, municipal judges and justices of the

peace in rural Nevada and include in its report, as a separate section, all

comments and recommendations that are received by the Council.

      3.  The Council may apply for and accept

gifts, grants, donations and contributions from any source for the purpose of

carrying out its duties pursuant to this section. Any money that the Council

receives pursuant to this subsection must be deposited in and accounted for

separately in the Account for Programs Related to Domestic Violence created

pursuant to NRS 228.460 for use by the Council in

carrying out its duties.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 940)

Multidisciplinary Teams to Review the Death of the Victim

of Certain Crimes that Constitute Domestic Violence

      NRS 228.495  Organizing or sponsorship; powers and duties; membership;

participation by organizations concerned with domestic violence; authority and

duties of Attorney General; immunity and liability of members; inadmissibility

of review; report.

      1.  The Attorney General may organize or

sponsor one or more multidisciplinary teams to review the death of the victim

of a crime that constitutes domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.018 if a court or an agency of a

local government does not organize or sponsor a multidisciplinary team pursuant

to NRS 217.475 or if the court or agency

requests the assistance of the Attorney General. In addition to the review of a

particular case, a multidisciplinary team organized or sponsored by the

Attorney General pursuant to this section shall:

      (a) Examine the trends and patterns of deaths of

victims of crimes that constitute domestic violence in this State;

      (b) Determine the number and type of incidents

the team wishes to review;

      (c) Make policy and other recommendations for the

prevention of deaths from crimes that constitute domestic violence;

      (d) Engage in activities to educate the public,

providers of services to victims of domestic violence and policymakers

concerning deaths from crimes that constitute domestic violence and strategies

for intervention and prevention of such crimes; and

      (e) Recommend policies, practices and services to

encourage collaboration and reduce the number of deaths from crimes that

constitute domestic violence.

      2.  A multidisciplinary team organized or

sponsored pursuant to this section may include, without limitation, the

following members:

      (a) A representative of the Attorney General;

      (b) A representative of any law enforcement

agency that is involved with a case under review;

      (c) A representative of the district attorney’s

office in the county where a case is under review;

      (d) A representative of the coroner’s office in

the county where a case is under review;

      (e) A representative of any agency which provides

social services that is involved in a case under review;

      (f) A person appointed pursuant to subsection 3;

and

      (g) Any other person that the Attorney General

determines is appropriate.

      3.  An organization that is concerned with

domestic violence may apply to the Attorney General or his or her designee for

authorization to appoint a member to a multidisciplinary team organized or

sponsored pursuant to this section. Such an application must be made in the

form and manner prescribed by the Attorney General and is subject to the

approval of the Attorney General or his or her designee.

      4.  Each organization represented on a

multidisciplinary team organized or sponsored pursuant to this section may

share with other members of the team information in its possession concerning a

victim who is the subject of a review or any person who was in contact with the

victim and any other information deemed by the organization to be pertinent to

the review. Any information shared by an organization with other members of a

team is confidential.

      5.  The organizing or sponsoring of a

multidisciplinary team pursuant to this section does not grant the Attorney

General supervisory authority over, or restrict or impair the statutory

authority of, any state or local governmental agency responsible for the

investigation or prosecution of the death of a victim of a crime that constitutes

domestic violence pursuant to NRS 33.018.

      6.  Before organizing or sponsoring a

multidisciplinary team pursuant to this section, the Attorney General shall

adopt a written protocol describing the objectives and structure of the team.

      7.  A multidisciplinary team organized or

sponsored pursuant to this section may request any person, agency or

organization that is in possession of information or records concerning a

victim who is the subject of a review or any person who was in contact with the

victim to provide the team with any information or records that are relevant to

the review. Any information or records provided to a team pursuant to this

subsection are confidential.

      8.  A multidisciplinary team organized or

sponsored pursuant to this section may, if appropriate, meet with any person,

agency or organization that the team believes may have information relevant to

a review conducted by the team, including, without limitation, a multidisciplinary

team:

      (a) To review the death of the victim of a crime

that constitutes domestic violence organized or sponsored pursuant to NRS 217.475;

      (b) To review any allegations of abuse, neglect,

exploitation or isolation of an older person or the death of an older person

that is alleged to be from abuse, neglect or isolation organized pursuant to NRS 228.270;

      (c) To review the death of a child organized

pursuant to NRS 432B.405; or

      (d) To oversee the review of the death of a child

organized pursuant to NRS 432B.4075.

      9.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 10, each member of a multidisciplinary team organized or sponsored

pursuant to this section is immune from civil or criminal liability for an

activity related to the review of the death of a victim.

      10.  Each member of a multidisciplinary

team organized or sponsored pursuant to this section who discloses any

confidential information concerning the death of a child is personally liable

for a civil penalty of not more than $500.

      11.  The Attorney General:

      (a) May bring an action to recover a civil

penalty imposed pursuant to subsection 10 against a member of a

multidisciplinary team organized or sponsored pursuant to this section; and

      (b) Shall deposit any money received from the

civil penalty with the State Treasurer for credit to the State General Fund.

      12.  The results of a review of the death

of a victim conducted pursuant to this section are not admissible in any civil

action or proceeding.

      13.  A multidisciplinary team organized or

sponsored pursuant to this section shall submit a report of its activities to

the Attorney General. The report must include, without limitation, the findings

and recommendations of the team. The report must not include information that identifies

any person involved in a particular case under review. The Attorney General

shall make the report available to the public.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 734)

      NRS 228.497  Access to information and records.  In

carrying out its duties pursuant to NRS 228.495, a

multidisciplinary team to review the death of the victim of a crime that

constitutes domestic violence pursuant to NRS

33.018 may have access to:

      1.  The information that is contained in

the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History pursuant to NRS 179A.075.

      2.  The records of criminal history

maintained by an agency of criminal justice pursuant to NRS 179A.100.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 184)

TELECOMMUNICATION SOLICITATION

      NRS 228.500  Definitions.  As

used in NRS 228.500 to 228.640,

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

in NRS 228.510, 228.520

and 228.530 have the meanings ascribed to them in

those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2877)

      NRS 228.510  “Registry” defined.  “Registry”

means the registry established pursuant to NRS 228.550

unless, pursuant to NRS 228.540, the part of the

single national database that relates to this State is deemed to be the

registry.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2877)

      NRS 228.520  “Telephone solicitor” defined.

      1.  “Telephone solicitor” means a person

who makes or causes another person or a machine to make an unsolicited

telephone call for the sale of goods or services.

      2.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Device for automatic dialing and announcing”

has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS

597.812.

      (b) “Machine” includes, without limitation, a

device for automatic dialing and announcing.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2877)

      NRS 228.530  “Unsolicited telephone call for the sale of goods or services”

defined.

      1.  “Unsolicited telephone call for the

sale of goods or services” means an unsolicited telephone call, other than a

telephone call on behalf of a charitable organization, religious organization

or political organization, to:

      (a) Rent, lease, sell, exchange, promote or gift

any good or service;

      (b) Solicit any act described in paragraph (a);

      (c) Seek or obtain a donation or contribution of

money or anything else of value; or

      (d) Seek or obtain information, including,

without limitation, any document, intended to be used to facilitate any act

described in paragraph (a), (b) or (c).

      2.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Charitable organization” means a person that

the Secretary of the Treasury has determined to be tax exempt pursuant to the

provisions of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C.

§ 501(c)(3).

      (b) “Committee for political action” means a

committee for political action, as defined in NRS 294A.0055, which has registered

pursuant to NRS 294A.230.

      (c) “Good or service” means:

             (1) Any property or product, whether

tangible or intangible;

             (2) Any service, including, without

limitation, financial service;

             (3) A loan or any other extension of

credit;

             (4) Insurance;

             (5) Any investment or opportunity for

investment;

             (6) A gift, prize, bonus or any other

inducement to act; or

             (7) Anything of value.

      (d) “Political organization” means a committee

for political action, political party or candidate for public office.

      (e) “Religious organization” means an

organization for which the primary purpose is the operation of a church,

synagogue or other place of religious worship at which nonprofit religious

services and activities are regularly conducted.

      (f) “Telephone call on behalf of a charitable

organization, religious organization or political organization” means a

telephone call on behalf of the organization if the call is made by:

             (1) An employee of the organization who is

paid directly by the organization; or

             (2) A volunteer.

      3.  For the purposes of this section, a

telephone call is deemed to have been solicited if it is made to a person who:

      (a) Expressly requested or expressly gave

permission for the telephone call to be made;

      (b) Had an established business relationship with

the caller, if the telephone call is made solely to verify the termination of

the business relationship; or

      (c) Has a delinquent obligation for which payment

or performance is due but has not been made, if the telephone call is made to:

             (1) Collect the payment or obtain the

performance; or

             (2) Extend credit to allow the person to

make the payment.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2877)

      NRS 228.540  National database of telephone numbers of persons requesting not

to receive unsolicited telephone calls for sale of goods or services: Attorney

General findings; effect on registry.

      1.  If a federal agency establishes a

single national database of telephone numbers of persons who request not to

receive unsolicited telephone calls for the sale of goods or services, the

Attorney General shall, to the extent consistent with federal law, examine that

database and the federal law relating to that database for the purposes of NRS 228.500 to 228.640,

inclusive. Based upon this examination and his or her analysis of the

applicable needs of this State, the Attorney General may issue a finding that:

      (a) The part of the single national database that

relates to this State is adequate to serve as the registry for the purposes of NRS 228.500 to 228.640,

inclusive; and

      (b) It is in the best interests of this State for

the Attorney General to use the part of the single national database that

relates to this State as the registry for the purposes of NRS 228.500 to NRS 228.640,

inclusive.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in

subsection 3, if the Attorney General issues the finding described in

subsection 1:

      (a) The part of the single national database that

relates to this State shall be deemed to be the registry for the purposes of NRS 228.500 to 228.640,

inclusive;

      (b) The Attorney General shall forward the

applicable information in the registry established pursuant to NRS 228.550, if any, to the federal agency or other

appropriate person who maintains the single national database;

      (c) The provisions of NRS

228.550 and 228.580 do not apply;

      (d) The provisions of paragraphs (b), (c) and (d)

of subsection 1 of NRS 228.560 do not apply; and

      (e) The provisions of subsection 3 of NRS 228.590 do not apply.

      3.  Not less than biennially, the Attorney

General shall reexamine the single national database and the federal law

relating to that database for the purposes of NRS

228.500 to 228.640, inclusive. Based upon this

reexamination and his or her analysis of the applicable needs of this State,

the Attorney General may rescind the finding issued pursuant to subsection 1.

If the Attorney General rescinds the finding:

      (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph

(d), 1 month after the Attorney General rescinds the finding, the provisions of

NRS 228.550 apply;

      (b) Five months after the Attorney General

rescinds the finding, the provisions of NRS 228.580

apply;

      (c) Six months after the Attorney General

rescinds the finding:

             (1) The provisions of paragraphs (b), (c)

and (d) of subsection 1 of NRS 228.560 apply;

             (2) The provisions of subsection 3 of NRS 228.590 apply; and

             (3) The part of the single national

database that relates to this State shall cease to be deemed to be the registry

for the purposes of NRS 228.500 to 228.640, inclusive; and

      (d) Three years after the Attorney General

rescinds the finding, the provisions of paragraph (d) of subsection 1 of NRS 228.550 apply.

      4.  At any time after rescinding a finding

pursuant to subsection 3, the Attorney General may again issue a finding

described in subsection 1, and may rescind that finding pursuant to subsection

3.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2878)

      NRS 228.550  Registry of names and telephone numbers of persons requesting

not to receive unsolicited telephone calls for sale of goods or services;

maintenance.

      1.  The Attorney General shall:

      (a) Establish and maintain, or cause to be

established and maintained, a registry that includes the name and telephone

number of each person in this State who has requested that his or her telephone

number be included in the list published pursuant to this section;

      (b) Provide for a toll-free telephone number that

may be used to request inclusion or maintenance of a telephone number in the

registry;

      (c) Publish a list of the telephone numbers in

the registry at least once every 6 months and ensure that no other personally

identifying information contained in the registry is included in the published

lists;

      (d) On January 1, 2007, and every 3 years

thereafter, delete from the registry every telephone number and related

information, except for each telephone number and related information for which

the Attorney General has received a request within the preceding 6 months to

include or maintain the telephone number in the registry;

      (e) During the 6-month period identified in

paragraph (d), use reasonable means, including, without limitation, public

service announcements, to inform the public that telephone numbers and related

information in the registry will be deleted or otherwise purged unless new or

renewed requests for inclusion in the registry are received by the Attorney

General; and

      (f) If a federal agency establishes a single

national database of telephone numbers of persons who request not to receive

unsolicited telephone calls for the sale of goods or services:

             (1) Include the part of the single

national database that relates to this State in the registry;

             (2) At least once every 6 months, add to

the registry any new and applicable information that has been added to the part

of the single national database that relates to this State; and

             (3) At least once every 6 months, remove

from the registry any applicable information that has been removed from the

part of the single national database that relates to this State.

      2.  The Attorney General may:

      (a) Contract for the establishment and

maintenance of the registry;

      (b) Provide for additional procedures for

requesting inclusion or maintenance of a telephone number in the registry; and

      (c) Require by regulation that information in

addition to names and telephone numbers be included in the registry, including,

without limitation, the mailing address of each person who has requested

inclusion in the registry.

      3.  A person may request that his or her

telephone number be included or maintained in the registry using:

      (a) A toll-free telephone number provided by the

Attorney General for that purpose; or

      (b) Any other method provided by the Attorney

General.

      4.  A person may request to have his or her

telephone number removed from the registry. Such a request must be submitted to

the Attorney General in writing.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2879)

      NRS 228.560  Public service announcement concerning registry.

      1.  The Attorney General shall make

information available to the public concerning the establishment and

maintenance of the registry, including, without limitation:

      (a) The procedures for requesting the inclusion

or maintenance of a telephone number in the registry;

      (b) A statement indicating that a revised version

of the list of telephone numbers in the registry will be published at least

once every 6 months;

      (c) A statement indicating that no information

contained in the registry, other than the telephone numbers, will be included

on the list published pursuant to this section or otherwise disclosed to the

public; and

      (d) A statement indicating that all telephone

numbers and related information in the registry will be deleted or otherwise

purged from the registry every 3 years, except for any telephone number and

related information for which the Attorney General has received a new or

renewed request for inclusion in the registry within the 6 months before the

potential deletion.

      2.  A person who publishes telephone

directories for distribution to the public in this State shall ensure that each

such telephone directory includes the information made available to the public

by the Attorney General pursuant to subsection 1.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2880)

      NRS 228.570  Publication of information in registry.  To

the extent consistent with federal law:

      1.  The registry is not a public record.

Any list published of the telephone numbers contained within the registry is

not a public record.

      2.  The telephone numbers in the registry

must not be published or released except pursuant to the provisions of NRS 228.500 to 228.640,

inclusive.

      3.  The information in the registry other

than the telephone numbers:

      (a) Must not be published or released; and

      (b) May only be used by the Attorney General to

administer the provisions of NRS 228.500 to 228.640, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2881)

      NRS 228.580  Availability of telephone numbers in registry to telephone

solicitors.  Each list of telephone

numbers published pursuant to NRS 228.550 must be

made available to a telephone solicitor upon the payment of the fee established

by regulation for this purpose by the Attorney General. The fee must not exceed

$1,000 annually for each telephone solicitor, regardless of the number of

revised editions of the list that are published during the calendar year.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2881)

      NRS 228.590  Calls prohibited to telephone numbers in registry; limited use

of information in registry.

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 228.600, a telephone solicitor shall not

intentionally make an unsolicited telephone call for the sale of goods or

services to a telephone number in the currently effective version of the list

of telephone numbers in the registry.

      2.  A person who obtains a copy of or

access to the registry or to any version of the list of telephone numbers in

the registry shall not use that information for any purpose other than

determining whether a particular telephone number is available for an

unsolicited telephone call for the sale of goods or services.

      3.  For the purposes of this section, a

version of the list of telephone numbers in the registry is deemed to be the

currently effective version of the list for the period beginning on the 31st

day after it is published and ending on the 30th day after the next version is

published.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2881)

      NRS 228.600  Telephone solicitors: Use of telephone numbers in registry;

establishment of internal registry of telephone numbers of persons requesting

not to receive unsolicited telephone calls; notice to persons with whom

solicitor has preexisting business relationship; exception.

      1.  The provisions of NRS 228.590 do not prohibit a telephone solicitor from

making or causing another person to make an unsolicited telephone call for the

sale of goods or services to a telephone number in the currently effective

version of the list of telephone numbers in the registry if:

      (a) There is a preexisting business relationship

between the telephone solicitor and the person who is called; and

      (b) The telephone solicitor complies with the

provisions of this section.

      2.  Before a telephone solicitor may make

or cause another person to make an unsolicited telephone call for the sale of

goods or services based on a preexisting business relationship, the telephone

solicitor must establish and maintain an internal do-not-call registry that

complies with federal and state laws and regulations. The internal do-not-call

registry must:

      (a) Include, without limitation, a list of the

telephone numbers of any person who has requested that the telephone solicitor

not make or cause another person to make an unsolicited telephone call for the

sale of goods or services to a telephone number of the person making the

request; and

      (b) Upon request, be provided by the person to

the Attorney General.

      3.  In addition to the requirements set

forth in subsection 2, at least once each year, the telephone solicitor shall

provide written notice to each person with whom the telephone solicitor has a

preexisting business relationship. The written notice must:

      (a) Inform the person that the telephone

solicitor is providing the notice pursuant to state law;

      (b) Explain to the person that the telephone

solicitor may elect to be placed on the internal do-not-call list of the

telephone solicitor and specify the procedures for making such an election; and

      (c) Explain to the person that the person may

contact the customer service department of the telephone solicitor or the

Attorney General to obtain further information concerning the provisions of

this section and must provide the current address, telephone number and

electronic mail address of the customer service department of the telephone

solicitor and the Attorney General.

      4.  The provisions of subsection 3 do not

apply to a person to whom a license to operate an information service or a

nonrestricted gaming license, which is current and valid, has been issued

pursuant to chapter 463 of NRS when

soliciting sales within the scope of his or her license.

      5.  As used in this section, “preexisting

business relationship” means a relationship between a telephone solicitor and a

person that is based on:

      (a) The person’s purchase, rental or lease of

goods or services directly from the telephone solicitor, but not from any

affiliate or associate of the telephone solicitor; or

      (b) Any other financial transaction directly

between the person and the telephone solicitor, but not between the person and

any affiliate or associate of the telephone solicitor,

Ê that occurs

within the 18 months immediately preceding the date of the unsolicited

telephone call for the sale of goods or services.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2881; A 2011, 3582)

      NRS 228.610  Attorney General to institute legal proceedings against violator.  If the Attorney General has reason to believe

that a person has violated any of the provisions of NRS

228.500 to 228.640, inclusive, or any

regulation adopted pursuant thereto, the Attorney General may institute an

appropriate legal proceeding against the person in a court of competent

jurisdiction.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2882)

      NRS 228.620  Violation constitutes deceptive trade practice.  A violation of a provision of NRS 228.500 to 228.640,

inclusive, constitutes a deceptive trade practice for the purposes of NRS 598.0903 to 598.0999, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2882)

      NRS 228.630  Registry Account: Creation; administration.

      1.  The Registry Account is hereby created

in the State General Fund for the use of the Attorney General.

      2.  All money collected by the Attorney

General pursuant to NRS 228.580 must be deposited

in the State General Fund for credit to the Registry Account. The interest and

income earned on the money in the Registry Account, after deducting any

applicable charges, must be credited to the Registry Account.

      3.  Expenditures from the Registry Account

must be made only to administer and enforce the provisions of NRS 228.500 to 228.640,

inclusive.

      4.  The Attorney General shall administer

the Registry Account. All claims against the Registry Account must be paid as

other claims against the State are paid.

      5.  Any money remaining in the Registry

Account at the end of a fiscal year does not revert to the State General Fund,

and the balance in the Registry Account must be carried forward to the next

fiscal year.

      6.  Each year, the Attorney General shall

submit an itemized statement of the income and expenditures for the Registry

Account:

      (a) To the Legislature, if the Legislature is in

session; or

      (b) To the Interim Finance Committee, if the

Legislature is not in session.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2882; A 2011, 442)

      NRS 228.640  Regulations.  The

Attorney General shall adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of NRS 228.500 to 228.640,

inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 2003, 2883)

OFFICE OF STATEWIDE COORDINATOR FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE

ENDANGERED BY DRUG EXPOSURE

      NRS 228.700  “Child who is endangered by drug exposure” defined.  As used in this section and NRS 228.710 and 228.720,

unless the context otherwise requires, “child who is endangered by drug

exposure” means:

      1.  A child who is born affected by

prenatal illegal substance abuse or who has withdrawal symptoms resulting from

such abuse, or has experienced other complications at birth as a result of such

abuse as determined by a physician;

      2.  A child who illegally has a controlled

substance in his or her body as a direct and foreseeable result of the act or

omission of the parent, guardian or other person who exercises control or

supervision of the child; or

      3.  A child who is allowed, in violation of

NRS 453.3325, to be present in any

conveyance or upon any premises wherein a controlled substance is unlawfully

possessed, used, sold, exchanged, bartered, supplied, prescribed, dispensed,

given away, administered, manufactured or compounded in violation of any of the

provisions of NRS 453.011 to 453.552, inclusive.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 1531)

      NRS 228.710  Creation; appointment of Statewide Coordinator; Statewide

Coordinator in unclassified service.

      1.  The Office of Statewide Coordinator for

Children Who Are Endangered by Drug Exposure is hereby created in the Office of

the Attorney General.

      2.  The Attorney General shall appoint a

person to serve as Statewide Coordinator who is knowledgeable about the legal

and societal aspects of children who are endangered by drug exposure.

      3.  The Statewide Coordinator is in the

unclassified service of the State.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 1531)

      NRS 228.720  Duties of Statewide Coordinator; acceptance of gifts, grants and

other money.

      1.  The Statewide Coordinator for Children

Who Are Endangered by Drug Exposure shall:

      (a) Provide necessary assistance to communities

and local governments in establishing programs for children who are endangered

by drug exposure.

      (b) Provide education to the public concerning

children who are endangered by drug exposure.

      (c) Perform such other tasks as are necessary to

carry out his or her duties and the functions of his or her office.

      2.  The Attorney General may accept grants,

gifts, donations, bequests or devises on behalf of the Office of Statewide

Coordinator for Children Who Are Endangered by Drug Exposure which must be used

to carry out the duties of the Statewide Coordinator.

      (Added to NRS by 2009, 1531)

SUBSTANCE ABUSE WORKING GROUP

      NRS 228.800  Creation; composition; officers; terms; service without

compensation; members employed by State or political subdivision;

administrative support. [Effective through June 30, 2015.]

      1.  The Substance Abuse Working Group is

hereby created within the Office of the Attorney General.

      2.  The Working Group consists of the

Attorney General and nine members appointed by the Attorney General.

      3.  The Attorney General is the ex officio

Chair of the Working Group.

      4.  The Working Group shall annually elect

a Vice Chair and Secretary from among its members.

      5.  Each member who is appointed to the

Working Group serves a term of 2 years. Members may be reappointed for

additional terms of 2 years. Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the

Working Group must be filled not later than 30 days after the vacancy occurs.

      6.  The members of the Working Group serve

without compensation and are not entitled to the per diem and travel expenses

provided for state officers and employees generally.

      7.  Each member of the Working Group who is

an officer or employee of this State or a political subdivision of this State

must be relieved from his or her duties without loss of regular compensation so

that the officer or employee may prepare for and attend meetings of the Working

Group and perform any work necessary to carry out the duties of the Working

Group in the most timely manner practicable. A state agency or political subdivision

of this State shall not require an officer or employee who is a member of the

Working Group to make up the time the officer or employee is absent from work

to carry out duties as a member of the Working Group or use annual leave or

compensatory time for the absence.

      8.  The Attorney General shall provide such

administrative support to the Working Group as is necessary to carry out the

duties of the Working Group.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 365)

      NRS 228.810  Meetings. [Effective through June 30, 2015.]

      1.  The Substance Abuse Working Group

created by NRS 228.800 shall meet at least once

every 3 months at the times and places specified by a call of the Chair and may

meet at such further times as deemed necessary by the Chair.

      2.  The Chair of the Working Group, or in

the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair of the Working Group, shall preside at

each meeting of the Working Group.

      3.  A member of the Working Group may

designate a person to represent him or her at a meeting of the Working Group if

it is impractical for the member of the Working Group to attend the meeting. A

representative who has been so designated:

      (a) Shall be deemed to be a member of the Working

Group for the purpose of determining a quorum at the meeting; and

      (b) May vote on any matter that is voted on by

the regular members of the Working Group at the meeting.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 366)

      NRS 228.820  Duties; reports. [Effective through June 30, 2015.]

      1.  The Substance Abuse Working Group

created by NRS 228.800 shall study issues relating

to substance abuse in the State of Nevada, including, without limitation:

      (a) The effect of substance abuse on law

enforcement, prisons and other correctional facilities;

      (b) The sources and manufacturers of substances

which are abused;

      (c) Methods and resources to prevent substance

abuse;

      (d) Methods and resources to prevent the

manufacture, trafficking and sale of substances which are abused;

      (e) The effectiveness of criminal and civil

penalties in preventing substance abuse;

      (f) The effectiveness of criminal and civil

penalties in preventing the manufacture, trafficking and sale of substances which

are abused;

      (g) Resources available to assist substance

abusers to rehabilitate and recover from the effects of abuse;

      (h) Programs available to educate youth about the

effects of substance abuse;

      (i) Programs available to educate family and

friends of substance abusers about the manner in which to provide support and

assistance to substance abusers; and

      (j) The effect of substance abuse on the economy.

      2.  On or before January 15 of each

odd-numbered year, the Working Group shall submit a report of its findings and

recommendations to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for

distribution to the next regular session of the Legislature.

      (Added to NRS by 2011, 366)