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USA Statutes : nevada
 As used in this chapter:

      1.  “Commission” means the Nevada Commission on Sports; and

      2.  “Sports facility” means real or personal property suitable for
holding sports competitions approved by the Commission.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2123)

      1.  The Nevada Commission on Sports, consisting of nine members
appointed by the Governor and two nonvoting members selected from the
Legislature, is hereby created.

      2.  The Governor shall appoint to the Commission:

      (a) One member who is experienced in promoting physical fitness;

      (b) One member who is experienced in promoting sports for
physically disabled persons or persons with mental retardation;

      (c) One member who has competed in the Olympic Games;

      (d) Three members who are experienced in promoting amateur sports;

      (e) One member who represents the gaming industry;

      (f) One member who represents the mining industry; and

      (g) One member who represents the public utilities and similar

      3.  The Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the
Assembly shall appoint one member of the Senate and one member of the
Assembly, respectively, to serve as nonvoting members of the Commission
for terms of 2 years.

      4.  If a vacancy occurs during the term of a member appointed by
the Governor, the Governor shall appoint a person similarly qualified to
replace that member for the remainder of the unexpired term.

      5.  The Commission shall elect a Chairman and a Vice Chairman from
among its voting members.

      6.  The Governor may remove a member from the Commission if the
member neglects his duty or commits malfeasance in office.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2123)
 While engaged in the
business of the Commission, members of the Commission are entitled to
reimbursement for expenses incurred on behalf of the Commission and
approved by the Chairman.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2124)
 The Commission shall meet at least four
times annually or more frequently at the discretion of the Chairman.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2124)
 The Commission may appoint an
Executive Director who may hire other employees with the approval of the
Commission. The Executive Director is in the unclassified service of the
State and serves at the pleasure of the Commission.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2124)
 The Commission

      1.  Adopt regulations necessary or convenient to carry out the
provisions of this chapter;

      2.  Sue and be sued;

      3.  Acquire by lease, purchase or gift all rights, title or other
interest in real or personal property necessary to carry out the
provisions of this chapter;

      4.  Construct, repair or refurbish any real or personal property
necessary for a sports facility;

      5.  Purchase insurance in the amounts it considers necessary to
protect the members of the Commission or its officers or employees from
liability for personal injury, death or property damage related to the
proper exercise of its powers;

      6.  Enter into contracts with persons to design, construct or
remodel a sports facility and any materials necessary for that design,
construction or remodeling;

      7.  Sell or otherwise dispose of real or personal property it owns
and that is no longer required to carry out its duties;

      8.  Apply for and accept gifts, bequests, grants or loans of money
or other property from public and private sources, and take any actions
necessary to comply with any conditions of the gift, bequest, grant or

      9.  Make grants, loans or gifts of money or property to carry out
its duties; and

      10.  Conduct research, studies and hearings upon matters related to
its duties.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2124)
 The Commission may charge and collect fees for
permission to use any sports facility or other property under its
ownership or control and may enter into agreements whereby exclusive use
of a sports facility or other property of the Commission is provided to a

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2124)
 The Commission may:

      1.  Promote the development of Olympic training centers;

      2.  Promote physical fitness through participation in sports;

      3.  Develop, foster and coordinate physical fitness services and

      4.  Sponsor workshops, clinics and conferences for amateurs in

      5.  Provide recognition for outstanding developments, achievements
and contributions to amateur sports;

      6.  Stimulate and promote research into amateur sports;

      7.  Collect and disseminate information about amateur sports;

      8.  Promote amateur sports and programs for physical fitness in
schools and local communities;

      9.  Develop programs to promote personal health and physical
fitness through participation in amateur sports in cooperation with
medical, dental and other professional societies;

      10.  Promote the development of recreational opportunities and
activities in amateur sport, including the acquisition, financing,
construction and rehabilitation of sports facilities for holding amateur
sports events;

      11.  Promote national and international sport competitions and
events for amateurs;

      12.  Sanction and sponsor sports competitions for amateurs;

      13.  Become a member of regional or national sports associations or
organizations for amateurs;

      14.  Promote the inclusion of persons with physical or mental
disabilities or visual or hearing impairments in amateur sports under
conditions that are as comparable to those pertaining to other athletes
as their disabilities and impairments allow;

      15.  Assist with the Nevada Special Olympics;

      16.  Assist with the Nevada Senior Games; and

      17.  Develop and promote a program of statewide sports competition
for amateurs to be known as the Silver State Games, which must be
patterned after the summer and winter Olympic Games and designed to
encourage the participation of athletes representing a broad range of
ages, levels of skill and geographic areas of the State.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2124)
 The Account for Physical Fitness and Sports is hereby
created in the State General Fund. All money received by the Commission
from public and private sources must be deposited in the Account. The
money in the Account must be used to pay the expenses of the Commission
and to carry out the duties of the Commission. Claims against the Account
must be paid as other claims against the State are paid upon the approval
of the Chairman of the Commission.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 2125; A 1993, 640)

USA Statutes : nevada