USA Statutes : nevada
Title : Title 18 - STATE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Chapter : CHAPTER 223 - GOVERNOR
No person shall be
eligible to the Office of Governor unless:
1. He shall have attained the age of 25 years at the time of such
2. He 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]
1. The Governor shall be elected by the qualified electors of the
2. The Governor shall be chosen at the general election of 1866,
and every 4th year thereafter, and shall hold his office for the term of
4 years from the time of his installment and until his successor shall be
[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
1. The Department of Administration shall include as a separate
item in its budget for each fiscal year in which a Governor is to be
elected a reasonable amount to pay transitional expenses of the
Governor-elect for clerical and research assistance.
2. The State Controller shall, within the limits of legislative
appropriation, draw his warrant for the payment of necessary expenses for
clerical and research assistance for the Governor-elect upon submission
of one or more claims by the Governor-elect.
3. The provisions of subsection 2 do not apply if the incumbent
Governor is elected to succeed himself.
(Added to NRS by 1969, 111; A 1973, 263; 2001, 949 )
The Governor shall take and subscribe to the
official oath before the Chief Justice or one of the associate justices
of the Supreme Court on the 1st Monday of January next succeeding his
[Part 25:108:1866; A 1881, 22; BH § 1660; C § 1806; RL § 2789; NCL
The Governor shall keep his
office and reside at the seat of government.
[Part 10:108:1866; B § 2608; BH § 1645; C § 1791; RL § 2774; NCL §
1. Until the first Monday in January 2007, the Governor is
entitled to receive an annual salary of $117,000. From the first Monday
in January 2007, until the first Monday in January 2011, the Governor is
entitled to receive an annual salary of $141,000.
2. On the first Monday in January 2011 and on the first Monday of
every fourth year thereafter, the salary of the Governor 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 Governor.
[Part 1:295:1953; A 1955, 527] + [1:320:1955] + [11:320:1955] +
[13:320:1955]—(NRS A 1957, 771; 1961, 304; 1965, 969; 1969, 790; 1971,
2207; 1977, 1015; 1981, 1370; 1985, 1609; 1989, 1897; 1997, 1226; 2005,
The Governor shall transmit his
resignation to the Legislature, if in session, and if not in session he
shall then transmit it to the Secretary of State.
[Part 34:108:1866; B § 2632; BH § 1669; C § 1815; RL § 2798; NCL §
1. If, during the vacancy in the Office of the Governor, the
Lieutenant Governor shall die, be impeached, be displaced, resign, or
become incapable of performing the duties of his office, or be absent
from the State, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall act as
Governor until the vacancy shall be filled or the disability shall cease.
2. In case of the inability of the President Pro Tempore of the
Senate to act as Governor in the event of a vacancy in the Office of
Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the Assembly shall be called upon to
serve until the vacancy shall be filled. If the Speaker of the Assembly
is ineligible or unable to act, the Secretary of State shall be next in
line of succession.
3. To effect the purposes of this section, the President Pro
Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each be
deemed to hold their respective offices until their successors shall have
been elected and qualified.
[44:108:1866; A 1947, 11; 1949, 39; 1943 NCL § 4808]
1. The Governor may, within the limits of available money, employ
such persons as he deems necessary to provide an appropriate staff for
the Office of the Governor, including, without limitation, the Agency for
Nuclear Projects, the Office of Science, Innovation and Technology and
the Governor’s mansion. Any such employees are not in the classified or
unclassified service of the State and serve at the pleasure of the
2. The Governor shall:
(a) Determine the salaries and benefits of the persons employed
pursuant to subsection 1, within limits of money available for that
(b) Adopt such rules and policies as he deems appropriate to
establish the duties and employment rights of the persons employed
pursuant to subsection 1.
(Added to NRS by 1967, 1488; A 1971, 1423; 1981, 1271; 1997, 616;
1999, 3278 ; 2001, 2284 )
1. The Legislative Commission may, upon the election of each new
Governor, enter into a contract with an artist for the purpose of
procuring a portrait of that Governor for display in the Capitol Building.
2. The portrait must be painted in oil colors and appropriately
framed. The painting and framing must be done in the same manner, style
and size as the portraits of former Governors of the State displayed in
the Capitol Building.
3. The contract price must not exceed the appropriation made for
this purpose to the Account for the Governor’s Portrait in the State
General Fund. The contract price must include the cost of the portrait
and the frame.
4. The portrait and frame are subject to the approval of the
5. Upon delivery of the approved, framed portrait to the Secretary
of State and its acceptance by the Legislative Commission, the State
Controller shall draw his warrant in an amount equal to the contract
price and the State Treasurer shall pay the warrant from the Account for
the Governor’s Portrait. Any balance remaining in the Account immediately
lapses to the State General Fund.
(Added to NRS by 1981, 1553; A 1985, 713)
The Governor shall have the power to direct the closing of any or all
banks and other financial institutions for definite periods of time
whenever the public interest requires such action to be taken, as in time
of war, insurrections, invasions, riots, or a state, district or national
financial crisis; provided:
1. That the State Board of Finance shall by formal resolution
request such action; and
2. That banks desiring not to avail themselves of such holiday
declared by the Governor may remain open and continue to do business upon
notifying the Governor of such intention and receiving the consent of the
State Board of Finance.
[4:38:1933; 1931 NCL § 3306.03]
If it appears to the Governor that the power of any
county is not sufficient to enable the sheriff to execute process
delivered to him, he shall, on the application of the sheriff, order such
military force from any other county or counties as shall be necessary.
[86:108:1866; B § 2684; BH § 1721; C § 1867; RL § 2835; NCL § 4835]
1. When there is an unlawful or riotous assembly, with the intent
to commit a felony, or to offer violence to person or property, or to
resist, by force, the laws of the State, and the fact is made to appear
to the Governor, the Governor may issue an order directed to the
commanding officer of a division, brigade, regiment, battalion or
company, to order his command, or any part thereof (describing the kind
and number of troops), to appear at a time and place therein specified,
to aid the civil authorities in suppressing violence and enforcing the
2. The commanding officer to whom the order is given shall
forthwith obey the same, and the troops so required shall appear at the
time and place appointed, armed and equipped with ammunition as per
inspection, and shall execute any order that they shall then and there
receive, according to law.
[Part 93:108:1866; B § 2691; BH § 1728; C § 1874; RL § 2840; NCL §
4840] + [94:108:1866; B § 2692; BH § 1729; C § 1875; RL § 2841; NCL §
When an armed
force is called out for the purpose of suppressing an unlawful or riotous
assembly, or arresting the offenders, it shall obey such orders in
relation thereto as may have been made by the Governor.
[Part 92:108:1866; B § 2690; BH § 1727; C § 1873; RL § 2839; NCL §
1. When the Governor shall be satisfied that the execution of
civil or criminal process has been forcibly resisted in any county, by
bodies of men, or that combinations to resist the execution of process by
force exist in any county, and that the power of the county has been
exerted and has not been sufficient to enable the officer having the
process to execute it, he may, on the application of the officer, or of
the district attorney or district judge of the county, by proclamation,
to be published in such papers as he shall direct, declare the county to
be in a state of insurrection, and may order into the service of the
State such number and description of volunteers, or uniformed companies
or other militia of the State as he shall deem necessary, to serve for
such term and under the command of such officers as he shall direct.
2. The Governor may, when he shall think proper, revoke the
proclamation authorized by subsection 1, or declare that it shall cease
at such time and in such manner as he shall direct.
[95:108:1866; B § 2693; BH § 1730; C § 1876; RL § 2842; NCL § 4842]
+ [96:108:1866; B § 2694; BH § 1731; C § 1877; RL § 2843; NCL § 4843]
At the earliest day practicable, the Governor shall lay
before the Legislature a statement of all appointments made by him to
fill vacancies in office since the preceding session.
[47:108:1866; B § 2645; BH § 1682; C § 1828; RL § 2811; NCL § 4811]
1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, when the Governor
discharges a duty or exercises a power conferred by law to appoint a
person to a new term or to fill a vacancy on a board, commission,
committee, council, authority or similar body, he shall appoint a person
who has, in accordance with the provisions of NRS 281.050 , actually, as opposed to constructively,
resided, for at least 6 months immediately preceding the date of the
(a) In this State; and
(b) If current residency in a particular county, district, ward,
subdistrict or any other unit is prescribed by the provisions of law that
govern the position, also in that county, district, ward, subdistrict or
2. The provisions of subsection 1 do not apply if:
(a) A requirement of law concerning another characteristic or
status that a member must possess, including, without limitation,
membership in another organization, would make it impossible to fulfill
the provisions of subsection 1; or
(b) The membership of the particular board, commission, committee,
council, authority or similar body includes residents of another state
and the provisions of subsection 1 would conflict with a requirement that
applies to all members of that body.
(Added to NRS by 2005, 1580 )
1. The Governor may contract and do all other things necessary to
secure the full benefits available to this State pursuant to the Highway
Safety Act of 1966 (including 23 U.S.C. ch. 4). In so doing, he shall
cooperate with federal and state agencies, private and public
organizations, and private persons to effectuate the purposes of that act
and all amendments to it which are subsequently enacted.
2. The Governor shall administer through an appropriate state
agency the highway safety programs of this State and those of its
political subdivisions in accordance with the Highway Safety Act of 1966
and federal rules and regulations for carrying it out.
3. The state agency designated by the Governor pursuant to
subsection 2 shall, with the assistance of the Legislative Commission,
the Supreme Court of Nevada, the Department of Transportation, the Health
Division of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department
of Education and other state agencies and local subdivisions, cause to be
prepared a comprehensive Highway Safety Program Plan detailing how the
State of Nevada proposes to progress toward long-range state goals to
achieve full compliance with the program standards adopted pursuant to
the Highway Safety Act of 1966. The Plan must, without limitation,
(a) Estimates when the State could begin each program specified in
(b) Estimates of annual costs of each program;
(c) Estimates when the State will reach full compliance with the
(d) Projects deemed appropriate for planning and administration of
the State Highway Safety Program.
4. Costs of preparation of the Highway Safety Program must be paid
from the Highway Safety Program Planning Account, which is hereby created
in the State General Fund. Money provided by direct legislative
appropriation must be accounted for in the Account, and money received
from the Federal Government and from donations must be deposited in the
State Treasury for credit to the Account. The state agency designated by
the Governor pursuant to subsection 2 may make the necessary applications
for federal money and provide required demonstrations that federal money
will be matched with state money in the Highway Safety Program Planning
Account. The state agency may also accept donations for the purpose of
preparing the Highway Safety Program.
(Added to NRS by 1967, 1113; A 1973, 1406; 1979, 101, 1644, 1787;
1. Whenever any Act of Congress, regulation promulgated by the
President or from an executive department of the Federal Government, or
decision of a court of the United States or of this state requires the
Governor to perform any act for which legislative authority is lacking,
either absolutely or in the alternative of forfeiting a grant of money or
other thing of value or of action by the requiring authority, and the
Legislature is not in session and cannot reasonably be called into
special session, the Governor may, with the approval of the Legislative
(a) Perform the act required.
(b) Direct an existing agency, board or commission to do the act
(c) Accept money or some other thing of value from the Federal
Government, and contract with respect to such acceptance.
(d) Expend, for the purpose required, any money so accepted from
the Federal Government or available to him from any nonstate source or
from the Emergency Account. Any expenditures from the Emergency Account
for the purposes provided in this subsection must be first approved by
the Legislative Commission.
2. The Governor and the Legislative Commission shall report any
action taken by them to the next session of the Legislature, whether
regular or special. Unless the Legislature acts affirmatively to
authorize the Governor or some other agency, board or commission to do
the act required, all authority conferred by this section expires by
limitation on the 11th day after the final adjournment of the session. In
case of such an expiration, neither the Governor nor any agency, board or
commission may expend any money received pursuant to this section except
as required by a valid contract executed prior to the expiration.
3. As used in this section, the phrase “cannot reasonably be
called into special session” imposes a duty upon the Governor to
consider, among other things:
(a) The importance of the act required in relation to state
government as a whole;
(b) The amount of money to be expended pursuant to this section in
relation to the cost of a special session; and
(c) The interval remaining before the next regular session.
(Added to NRS by 1969, 90; A 1977, 329; 1991, 1756)
1. The Governor may, on behalf of this state, enter into mutual or
reciprocal aid agreements or compacts with other states or the Federal
Government, either on a statewide or political subdivision basis. Prior
to committing the personnel, equipment or facilities of any political
subdivision of this state the Governor shall consult with and obtain the
approval of the law enforcement executive and the chief executive of each
of the political subdivisions affected.
2. Such agreements shall be limited to furnishing or exchange of:
(a) Police services;
(b) Personnel necessary to provide or conduct such services; and
(c) Such other supplies, equipment, facilities, personnel and
services as are needed to support such services.
3. The agreements may relate to the terms and conditions of mutual
or reciprocal aid and to reimbursement of costs and expenses for
equipment, supplies, personnel and similar items for mobile support units
and police units.
4. Any such agreement may not extend beyond the elected term of
the Governor of this state who entered into such agreement.
(Added to NRS by 1975, 481)
OFFICE FOR CONSUMER HEALTH ASSISTANCE
As used in NRS 223.500 to 223.580 ,
inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms
defined in NRS 223.510 to 223.535
, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed
to them in those sections.
(Added to NRS by 1999, 1806 ; A 2001, 2653 ; 2003, 1507 )
“Consumer” means a natural person
1. Has or is in need of coverage under a health care plan;
2. Is in need of information or other assistance regarding a
prescription drug program; or
3. May need information concerning purchasing prescription drugs
from Canadian pharmacies.
(Added to NRS by 1999, 1806 ; A 2003, 1507 ; 2005, 22nd Special Session, 155 )
“Director” means the Director of
the Office for Consumer Health Assistance appointed pursuant to NRS
(Added to NRS by 1999, 1806 )
“Health care plan” means
a policy, contract, certificate or agreement offered or issued to
provide, deliver, arrange for, pay for or reimburse any of the costs of
health care services.
(Added to NRS by 1999, 1806 )
drug program” means a program:
1. Sponsored or conducted by a manufacturer of prescription drugs
at no charge; or
2. Offered by the State of Nevada or a political subdivision
(Added to NRS by 2003, 1506 )
085 . The provisions of NRS 223.085 do not apply to the provisions of NRS 223.500
to 223.580 , inclusive.
(Added to NRS by 1999, 1806 ; A 2001, 2653 )
1. The Office for Consumer Health Assistance is hereby established
in the Office of the Governor. The Governor shall appoint the Director.
The Director must:
(1) A physician, as that term is defined in NRS 0.040 ;
(2) A registered nurse, as that term is defined in NRS
(3) An advanced practitioner of nursing, as that term is
defined in NRS 453.023 ; or
(4) A physician assistant, as that term is defined in NRS
630.015 ; and
(b) Have expertise and experience in the field of advocacy.
2. The cost of carrying out the provisions of NRS 223.500 to 223.580 ,
inclusive, must be paid as follows:
(a) That portion of the cost related to providing assistance to
consumers and injured employees concerning workers’ compensation must be
paid from the assessments levied pursuant to NRS 232.680 .
(b) That portion of the cost related to the operation of the Bureau
for Hospital Patients created pursuant to NRS 223.575 must be paid from the assessments levied
pursuant to that section.
(c) That portion of the cost related to providing assistance to
consumers in need of information or other facilitation regarding a
prescription drug program may, to the extent money is available from this
source, be paid from the proceeds of any gifts, grants or donations that
are received by the Director for this purpose.
(d) That portion of the cost related to providing assistance to
consumers in need of information concerning purchasing prescription drugs
from Canadian pharmacies may, to the extent money is available from this
source, be paid from the proceeds of any gifts, grants or donations that
are received by the Director for this purpose.
(e) The remaining cost must be provided by direct legislative
appropriation from the State General Fund and be paid out on claims as
other claims against the State are paid.
(Added to NRS by 1999, 1806 ; A 2001, 778 , 2653 ; 2003, 1507 ; 2005, 22nd Special Session, 155 )
The Director shall:
1. Respond to written and telephonic inquiries received from
consumers and injured employees regarding concerns and problems related
to health care and workers’ compensation;
2. Assist consumers and injured employees in understanding their
rights and responsibilities under health care plans and policies of
3. Identify and investigate complaints of consumers and injured
employees regarding their health care plans and policies of industrial
insurance and assist those consumers and injured employees to resolve
their complaints, including, without limitation:
(a) Referring consumers and injured employees to the appropriate
agency, department or other entity that is responsible for addressing the
specific complaint of the consumer or injured employee; and
(b) Providing counseling and assistance to consumers and injured
employees concerning health care plans and policies of industrial
4. Provide information to consumers and injured employees
concerning health care plans and policies of industrial insurance in this
5. Establish and maintain a system to collect and maintain
information pertaining to the written and telephonic inquiries received
by the Office for Consumer Health Assistance;
6. Take such actions as are necessary to ensure public awareness
of the existence and purpose of the services provided by the Director
pursuant to this section;
7. In appropriate cases and pursuant to the direction of the
Governor, refer a complaint or the results of an investigation to the
Attorney General for further action;
8. Provide information to and applications for prescription drug
programs for consumers without insurance coverage for prescription drugs
or pharmaceutical services; and
9. Establish and maintain an Internet website which includes:
(a) Information concerning purchasing prescription drugs from
Canadian pharmacies that have been recommended by the State Board of
Pharmacy for inclusion on the Internet website pursuant to subsection 4
of NRS 639.2328 ; and
(b) Links to websites of Canadian pharmacies which have been
recommended by the State Board of Pharmacy for inclusion on the Internet
website pursuant to subsection 4 of NRS 639.2328 .
(Added to NRS by 1999, 1806 ; A 2003, 1507 ; 2005, 22nd Special Session, 156 )
1. The Director, within the limits of available money:
(a) Shall, to carry out the provisions of this section and NRS
223.560 and 223.580 , employ at least two persons who have
experience in the field of workers’ compensation, including, without
limitation, persons who have experience in administering claims or
programs related to policies of industrial insurance, representing
employees in contested claims relating to policies of industrial
insurance or advocating for the rights of injured employees; and
(b) May, in addition to the persons required to be employed
pursuant to paragraph (a), employ:
(1) Such persons in the unclassified service of the State as
he determines to be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section
and NRS 223.560 and 223.580 , including, without limitation, a provider of
health care, as that term is defined in NRS 449.581 .
(2) Such additional personnel as may be required to carry
out the provisions of this section and NRS 223.560 and 223.580 ,
who must be in the classified service of the State.
Ê A person employed pursuant to the authority set forth in this
subsection must be qualified by training and experience to perform the
duties for which the Director employs him.
2. The Director may:
(a) To the extent not otherwise prohibited by law, obtain such
information from consumers, injured employees, health care plans,
prescription drug programs and policies of industrial insurance as he
determines to be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section
and NRS 223.560 and 223.580 .
(b) Adopt such regulations as he determines to be necessary to
carry out the provisions of this section and NRS 223.560 and 223.580 .
(c) Apply for any available grants, accept any gifts, grants or
donations and use any such gifts, grants or donations to aid the Office
for Consumer Health Assistance in carrying out its duties pursuant to
subsections 8 and 9 of NRS 223.560 .
3. The Director and his employees shall not have any conflict of
interest relating to the performance of their duties pursuant to this
section and NRS 223.560 and 223.580
. For the purposes of this subsection, a
conflict of interest shall be deemed to exist if the Director or
employee, or any person affiliated with the Director or employee:
(a) Has direct involvement in the licensing, certification or
accreditation of a health care facility, insurer or provider of health
(b) Has a direct ownership interest or investment interest in a
health care facility, insurer or provider of health care;
(c) Is employed by, or participating in, the management of a health
care facility, insurer or provider of health care; or
(d) Receives or has the right to receive, directly or indirectly,
remuneration pursuant to any arrangement for compensation with a health
care facility, insurer or provider of health care.
(Added to NRS by 1999, 1807 ; A 2001, 2653 ; 2003, 1508 ; 2005, 1073 ; 2005, 22nd Special Session, 156 )
1. The Bureau for Hospital Patients is hereby created within the
Office for Consumer Health Assistance in the Office of the Governor.
2. The Director:
(a) Is responsible for the operation of the Bureau, which must be
easily accessible to the clientele of the Bureau.
(b) Shall appoint and supervise such additional employees as are
necessary to carry out the duties of the Bureau. The employees of the
Bureau are in the unclassified service of the State.
(c) On or before February 1 of each year, shall submit a written
report to the Governor, and to the Director of the Legislative Counsel
Bureau concerning the activities of the Bureau for Hospital Patients for
transmittal to the appropriate committee or committees of the
Legislature. The report must include, without limitation, the number of
complaints received by the Bureau, the number and type of disputes heard,
mediated, arbitrated or resolved through alternative means of dispute
resolution by the Director and the outcome of the mediation, arbitration
or alternative means of dispute resolution.
3. The Director may, upon request made by either party, hear,
mediate, arbitrate or resolve by alternative means of dispute resolution
disputes between patients and hospitals. The Director may decline to hear
a case that in his opinion is trivial, without merit or beyond the scope
of his jurisdiction. The Director may hear, mediate, arbitrate or resolve
through alternative means of dispute resolution disputes regarding:
(a) The accuracy or amount of charges billed to a patient;
(b) The reasonableness of arrangements made pursuant to paragraph
(c) of subsection 1 of NRS 439B.260 ; and
(c) Such other matters related to the charges for care provided to
a patient as the Director determines appropriate for arbitration,
mediation or other alternative means of dispute resolution.
4. The decision of the Director is a final decision for the
purpose of judicial review.
5. Each hospital, other than federal and state hospitals, with 49
or more licensed or approved hospital beds shall pay an annual assessment
for the support of the Bureau. On or before July 15 of each year, the
Director shall notify each hospital of its assessment for the fiscal
year. Payment of the assessment is due on or before September 15. Late
payments bear interest at the rate of 1 percent per month or fraction
6. The total amount assessed pursuant to subsection 5 for a fiscal
year must not be more than $100,000 adjusted by the percentage change
between January 1, 1991, and January 1 of the year in which the fees are
assessed, in the Consumer Price Index (All Items) published by the United
States Department of Labor.
7. The total amount assessed must be divided by the total number
of patient days of care provided in the previous calendar year by the
hospitals subject to the assessment. For each hospital, the assessment
must be the result of this calculation multiplied by its number of
patient days of care for the preceding calendar year.
(Added to NRS by 2001, 2652 ; A 2003, 351 ; 2005, 1022 )
On or before February 1
of each year, the Director shall submit a written report to the Governor,
and to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau for transmittal to
the appropriate committee or committees of the Legislature. The report
must include, without limitation:
1. A statement setting forth the number and geographic origin of
the written and telephonic inquiries received by the Office for Consumer
Health Assistance and the issues to which those inquiries were related;
2. A statement setting forth the type of assistance provided to
each consumer and injured employee who sought assistance from the
Director, including, without limitation, the number of referrals made to
the Attorney General pursuant to subsection 7 of NRS 223.560 ;
3. A statement setting forth the disposition of each inquiry and
complaint received by the Director; and
4. A statement setting forth the number of external reviews
conducted by external review organizations pursuant to NRS 695G.241
to 695G.310 , inclusive, and the disposition of each of those reviews as
reported pursuant to NRS 695G.310 .
(Added to NRS by 1999, 1808 ; A 2003, 785 )
OFFICE OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
1. The Office of Science, Innovation and Technology is hereby
established in the Office of the Governor.
2. The Governor shall appoint the Director of the Office of
Science, Innovation and Technology. In making the appointment, the
(a) Shall give consideration to any recommendation which is
submitted by the Chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
(b) May assemble a panel of persons with appropriate experience in
science and technology to make recommendations of qualified candidates
for the position of Director.
3. The Director shall devote his entire time and attention to the
business of his Office and shall not engage in any other gainful
employment or occupation.
4. The Director is not in the classified or unclassified service
of the State and serves at the pleasure of the Governor.
(Added to NRS by 2001, 2284 )
The Director of the Office of
Science, Innovation and Technology shall:
1. Advise the Governor on matters relating to science, innovation
2. Work in coordination with the Commission on Economic
Development to establish criteria and goals for economic development and
diversification in this State in the areas of science, innovation and
3. As directed by the Governor, identify, recommend and carry out
policies related to science, innovation and technology.
4. Report periodically to the Chairman and Executive Director of
the Commission on Economic Development concerning the administration of
the policies and programs of the Office of Science, Innovation and
5. Develop and coordinate efforts to attract biotechnological
companies to this State.
6. Establish and maintain a clearinghouse of information regarding
biotechnological business in this State.
(Added to NRS by 2001, 2285 )
1. The Director of the Office of Science, Innovation and
(a) Accept any gift, donation, bequest or devise; and
(b) Apply for and accept any grant, loan or other source of money,
Ê to assist him in carrying out his duties.
2. The Director may serve as a member of the Nevada Technology
(Added to NRS by 2001, 2285 )
1. The Account for the Office of Science, Innovation and
Technology is hereby created in the State General Fund. The Account must
be administered by the Director of the Office of Science, Innovation and
2. Any money accepted pursuant to NRS 223.620 must be deposited in the Account.
3. The interest and income earned on the money in the Account,
after deducting any applicable charges, must be credited to the Account.
4. The money in the Account must only be used to carry out the
duties of the Director.
5. Claims against the Account must be paid as other claims against
the State are paid.
(Added to NRS by 2001, 2285 )