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 As used in this chapter, unless the
context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 233F.020
to 233F.065 , inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to
them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1115; A 1985, 689; 1989, 1683; 1993, 1496)
 “Agency” means an officer, board,
commission, council, department, division, bureau or any other unit of
government except the political subdivisions of this state.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1115)
 “Board” means the Information
Technology Advisory Board.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1115; A 1993, 1496)
 “Communication” means any
transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writings, images
or sounds which convey intelligence of any nature by wire, radio, optical
or other electromagnetic systems.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1115)
 “Communications Unit”
means the Communications Unit of the Communication and Computing Division
of the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 1496; A 1997, 3085)
 “Department” means the
Department of Information Technology.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1682; A 1993, 1498; 1997, 3085)
 “Director” means the Director of
the Department of Information Technology.

      (Supplied in revision)
communications system” means microwave equipment and associated
facilities controlled by the Department and leased or used by state
agencies, except the state telecommunications system.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1116; A 1979, 574; 1983, 520; 1989, 1684;
1997, 3085)

 “Telecommunications Unit” means the Telecommunications Unit of the
Communication and Computing Division of the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 1993, 1496; A 1997, 3085)
Legislature finds and declares that a state communications system is
vital to the security and welfare of the State during times of emergency
and in the conduct of its regular business, and that economies may be
realized by joint use of the system by all state agencies. It is the
purpose of the Legislature that a state communications system be
developed whereby the greatest efficiency in the joint use of existing
communications systems is achieved and that all communication functions
and activities of state agencies be coordinated. It is not the intent of
the Legislature to remove from the Department of Information Technology
control over the state telecommunications system intended for use by
state agencies and the general public.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1116; A 1979, 217, 574; 1985, 689; 1989,
1684; 1993, 1496; 1997, 3085)

      1.  The Director may, upon receiving a request for a microwave
channel or channels from an agency, approve or disapprove that request.
If the request is approved, the Department shall assign a channel or
channels to the agency at a cost which reflects the actual share of costs
incurred for services provided to the agency, in accordance with the
comprehensive system of equitable billing and charges developed by the
coordinator of communications.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, a microwave
channel assigned by the Director to an agency for its use must not be
reassigned without the concurrence of the agency.

      3.  The Director may revoke the assignment of a microwave channel
if an agency fails to pay for its use and may reassign that channel to
another agency.

      4.  Equipment for microwave channels which is purchased by a using
agency becomes the property of the Department if the agency fails to use
or pay for those channels. The equipment must be used by the Department
to replace old or obsolete equipment in the state communications system.

      5.  A state agency shall not purchase equipment for microwave
stations without prior approval from the Director unless:

      (a) The existing services do not meet the needs of the agency; or

      (b) The equipment will not be used to duplicate services which are
provided by the state communications system or a private company.

      6.  The Department shall reimburse an agency for buildings,
facilities or equipment which is consolidated into the state
communications system.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1117; A 1979, 576; 1981, 2012; 1983, 520;
1985, 690; 1993, 1496; 1997, 3085)
 The Director shall designate at least one microwave channel of
the state communications system for use by the fire services.

      (Added to NRS by 1981, 1589; A 1997, 3086)
 The Department shall not take over the communications system of
a state agency unless it does so pursuant to an agreement with the agency.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 689; A 1997, 3086)
 If a state agency other than the
Communications Unit adds equipment which extends the state communications
system to another location, the extension, if approved by the Director,
becomes part of the state communications system. An approved extension of
the system is subject to the provisions of this chapter relating to the

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 689; A 1989, 1684; 1995, 640; 1997, 3086)

      1.  If the Director considers a proposal to add a service to the
state communications system which could be provided by a private company,
the Director shall:

      (a) Upon the request of a private company which is able to provide
the service, provide notice of the proposal and a copy of the related

      (b) Prepare a statement, based on the specifications, of the cost
of the proposed service if it were provided through the state
communications system; and

      (c) Compare its own statement of cost with any other bid submitted
by considering at least the relative prices, the quality and reliability
of the service proposed and the compatibility of the service proposed
with any known future requirements. This comparison must be made
available for public review.

      2.  An interested party may appeal from the findings of the
comparison to the Interim Finance Committee, which may approve or modify
the findings or reverse the decision of the Director.

      (Added to NRS by 1985, 689; A 1997, 3086)
 All state agencies shall provide the Director with any
information which the Director requests for the purpose of implementing
the provisions of this chapter except where the disclosure of such
information is expressly prohibited by law, and otherwise cooperate and
assist to the maximum extent possible in the development and joint use of
the state communications system.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1117; A 1989, 1685; 1995, 640; 1997, 3087)

      1.  The Department may be substituted as the contracting party for
a state agency in existing agreements entered into by the agency
respecting shared facilities for communications. If substituted, the
Department succeeds to all the rights and obligations of the substituted
agency created by the agreement.

      2.  The Department may collect and receive fees due on those
agreements and any other agreements the Department enters pursuant to the
provisions of this chapter. All these fees must be deposited in the Fund
for Information Services created pursuant to NRS 242.211 and used by the Department to defray the costs
of the state communications system.

      3.  All gifts of money which the Department is authorized to accept
must be deposited in the Fund for Information Services and used for the
purpose specified by the donor or for the purpose of carrying out the
provisions of this chapter.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1118; A 1979, 616; 1985, 714; 1989, 1685;
1993, 1498; 1997, 3087)
 In the event of any
emergency, the Governor may direct the Division of Emergency Management
of the Department of Public Safety to assume control over all or part of
the state communications system.

      (Added to NRS by 1975, 1119; A 1983, 176; 1993, 1498; 2001, 2591
Board shall provide advice to the Telecommunications Unit on the use of
telecommunications by the State Government, including:

      1.  The development of policies, standards, plans and designs;

      2.  The procurement of systems, facilities and services;

      3.  The integration of telecommunications systems with other state
and local governmental systems; and

      4.  New technology that may become or is available.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1683; A 1993, 1498; 1997, 3087)

      1.  The Telecommunications Unit, with the advice of the Board,

      (a) Plan, carry out and administer a state telecommunications
system. When available at a competitive cost, the Telecommunications Unit
shall use the facilities of telephone companies providing local exchange

      (b) Make arrangements for the installation of a central telephone
switchboard or switchboards to serve the state offices in one or more
buildings as may be practical or feasible.

      2.  The system must be integrated and may include services between
the State and any cities, counties and schools.

      3.  The Department may consider for the system all the
telecommunications requirements of the State and its political

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1683; A 1993, 1499; 1997, 3087)

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