USA Statutes : nevada
Title : Title 33 - LIBRARIES; MUSEUMS; HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Chapter : CHAPTER 381 - STATE MUSEUMS
As used in this chapter, unless the
context otherwise requires:
1. “Administrator” means the Administrator of the Division.
2. “Board” means the Board of Museums and History.
3. “Department” means the Department of Cultural Affairs.
4. “Director” means the Director of the Department.
5. “Division” means the Division of Museums and History of the
6. “Institution” means an institution of the Division established
pursuant to NRS 381.004 .
7. “Museum director” means the executive director of an
institution of the Division appointed by the Administrator pursuant to
NRS 381.0062 .
(Added to NRS by 1979, 975; A 1979, 979; 1985, 137; 1993, 1583;
2001, 929 )
BOARD OF MUSEUMS AND HISTORY
1. The Board of Museums and History, consisting of eleven members
appointed by the Governor, is hereby created.
2. The Governor shall appoint to the Board:
(a) Six representatives of the general public who are knowledgeable
(b) Five members representing the fields of history, prehistoric
archeology, historical archeology, architectural history, and
architecture with qualifications as defined by the Secretary of
Interior’s standards for historic preservation in the following fields:
(1) One member who is qualified in history;
(2) One member who is qualified in prehistoric archeology;
(3) One member who is qualified in historic archeology;
(4) One member who is qualified in architectural history; and
(5) One member who is qualified as an architect.
3. The Board shall elect a Chairman and a Vice Chairman from among
its members at its first meeting of every even-numbered year. The terms
of the Chairman and Vice Chairman are 2 years or until their successors
4. With respect to the functions of the Office of Historic
Preservation, the Board may develop, review and approve policy for:
(a) Matters relating to the State Historic Preservation Plan;
(b) Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places and
make a determination of eligibility for listing on the Register for each
property nominated; and
(c) Nominations to the State Register of Historic Places and make
determination of eligibility for listing on the Register for each
5. With respect to the functions of the Division, the Board shall
develop, review and make policy for investments, budgets, expenditures
and general control of the Division’s private and endowed dedicated trust
funds pursuant to NRS 381.003 to
381.0037 , inclusive.
6. In all other matters pertaining to the Office of Historic
Preservation and the Division of Museums and History, the Board serves in
an advisory capacity.
7. The Board may adopt such regulations as it deems necessary to
carry out its powers and duties.
(Added to NRS by 1979, 975; A 1979, 980; 1981, 657; 1983, 1441;
1985, 137, 417, 449; 1989, 1519; 1991, 2254; 1993, 1583)
The Board may establish shops for the sale of gifts and
souvenirs, such as publications, books, postcards, color slides and such
other related material as, in the judgment of the Board, is appropriately
connected with the operation of the institutions or the purposes of this
(Added to NRS by 1985, 134; A 1993, 1584; 2001, 930 )
1. All money and the proceeds from property received by the
Division or any institution of the Division through any grant other than
a grant of federal money, bequest or devise, and the proceeds from
memberships, sales, interest and dividends from any sources other than
appropriation by the Legislature, admission charges and sales of tickets
for train rides, are private money and not state money. The Board shall
establish a Division of Museums and History Dedicated Trust Fund. All
private money must be accounted for in that Fund. No other money may be
accounted for in that Fund.
2. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, all of the money
in the Dedicated Trust Fund must be deposited in a financial institution
to draw interest or be expended, invested and reinvested pursuant to the
specific instructions of the donor, or, where no such specific
instructions exist, in the sound discretion of the Board. The provisions
of subsections 3 and 4 of NRS 356.011
apply to any accounts in financial institutions maintained pursuant to
3. The Board shall account separately for the portions of the
private money received by each institution of the Division but may
combine all or any portion of the private money for the purposes of
investment and reinvestment.
4. The Board shall adopt an investment policy for the private
(Added to NRS by 1989, 1518; A 1993, 1584)
1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2:
(a) The private money must be budgeted and expended, within any
limitations which may have been specified by particular donors, at the
discretion of the Board.
(b) The Board or its designee shall submit a report to the Interim
Finance Committee semiannually concerning the investment and expenditure
of the private money in such form and detail as the Interim Finance
Committee determines is necessary.
(c) A separate statement concerning the anticipated amount and
proposed expenditures of the private money must be submitted to the Chief
of the Budget Division of the Department of Administration for his
information at the same time and for the same fiscal years as the
proposed budget of the Department submitted pursuant to NRS 353.210
. The statement must be attached to the
proposed budget of the Department when it is submitted to the Legislature.
2. Any private money which the Board authorizes for use in funding
all or part of a classified or unclassified position or an independent
contractor must be included in the budget prepared for the Department
pursuant to chapter 353 of NRS. The Board
shall transfer to the State Treasurer for deposit in the appropriate
general fund budget account of the Division any money necessary to pay
the payroll costs for the positions that it has agreed to partially or
fully fund from private money. The money must be transferred on a regular
basis at such times as the State Treasurer determines is necessary.
(Added to NRS by 1989, 1518; A 1993, 1585)
1. The statutory requirements on the expenditure of public money
in chapters 333 , 338 and 341 of NRS do not
apply to the expenditure of private money.
2. The Board may authorize independent contractors which may be
funded in whole or in part from private money.
(Added to NRS by 1989, 1519; A 2005, 1091 )
In addition to private
money, the funding to carry out the provisions of this chapter must be
provided by legislative appropriation from the State General Fund and
must be paid out on claims as other claims against the State are paid.
(Added to NRS by 2001, 929 )
The Board may
1. A petty cash account for the Division and each institution in
an amount not to exceed $500 for each account. Reimbursement of the
account must be made from appropriated money paid out on claims as other
claims against the State are paid.
2. A change account for each institution for which a shop for the
sale of gifts and souvenirs has been established pursuant to NRS 381.003
, in an amount not to exceed $1,500.
(Added to NRS by 1989, 1519; A 1993, 1585; 2001, 930 )
DIVISION OF MUSEUMS AND HISTORY
1. The Division of Museums and History is hereby created in the
2. The Division consists of the Office of the Administrator and a
state system of museums consisting of the following museums and
historical societies, which are hereby established as institutions of the
(a) The Nevada State Museum;
(b) The Lost City Museum;
(c) The Nevada Museum and Historical Society;
(d) The Nevada Historical Society;
(e) The East Ely Depot Museum;
(f) The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City; and
(g) The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City.
3. Each institution shall, in accordance with the duties assigned
to it by the Administrator, collect, preserve and interpret the history,
prehistory and natural history of this State.
(Added to NRS by 1979, 976; A 1985, 138; 1987, 1401; 1993, 1585;
2001, 930 )
The Board shall establish:
1. Categories of memberships in the institutions and the fees to
be charged for the memberships.
2. Fees for admission to the institutions. Children under the age
of 18 years must be admitted free of charge.
3. Fees for train rides provided by an institution.
4. Policies and charges for the incidental use, rental and lease
of the buildings, equipment, fixtures and other property of the Division
and its institutions.
(Added to NRS by 1985, 134; A 1989, 1520; 1993, 1585; 2001, 930
1. The Administrator is appointed by the Director. The Director
shall consult with the Board before making the appointment.
2. To be qualified for appointment, the Administrator must have a
degree in history or science and experience in public administration.
3. The Administrator is in the unclassified service of the State.
4. The Administrator may employ, within the limits of legislative
appropriations, such staff as is necessary to the performance of his
(Added to NRS by 1979, 976; A 1985, 138, 417, 450; 1993, 1586)
For the property
and facilities of the Division, the Administrator:
1. Is responsible to the Director for the general administration
of the Division and its institutions and for the submission of its
budgets, which must include the combined budgets of its institutions.
2. Shall supervise the museum directors of its institutions in
matters pertaining to the general administration of the institutions.
3. Shall coordinate the submission of requests by its institutions
for assistance from governmental sources.
4. Shall oversee the public relations of its institutions.
5. Shall superintend the planning and development of any new
facilities for the Division or its institutions.
6. Shall assist the efforts of its institutions in improving their
services to the rural counties.
7. Shall supervise the facilities for storage which are jointly
owned or used by any of its institutions.
8. Shall trade, exchange and transfer exhibits and equipment when
he considers it proper and the transactions are not sales.
9. May contract with any person to provide concessions on the
grounds of the property and facilities of the Division, provided that any
contract permitting control of real property of the Division by a
nongovernmental entity must be executed as a lease pursuant to NRS
321.003 , 321.335 , 322.050 ,
322.060 and 322.070 .
10. Shall oversee the supervision, control, management and
operation of any buildings or properties in this State that are under the
control of the Division.
11. Shall supervise the furnishing, remodeling, repairing,
alteration and erection of premises and buildings of the Division or
premises and buildings that may be conveyed or made available to the
(Added to NRS by 1979, 976; A 1985, 138; 1987, 1401; 1993, 1586;
2001, 930 ; 2005, 1468 , 2680 )
Administrator shall adopt regulations governing the use and safe
operation of locomotives, motorcars, cars, recreational or commercial
rides on the trains and fixtures owned by the State of Nevada.
(Added to NRS by 2001, 929 )
1. The Administrator shall:
(a) Appoint a museum director for each institution; and
(b) Establish the powers and duties of each museum director as
necessary for the efficient operation of the Division pursuant to the
provisions of NRS 381.0063 .
2. Each museum director is in the classified service of the State.
The Department of Personnel, in cooperation with the Administrator, shall
classify the position of each museum director based on the powers and
duties he is required to carry out, the size and complexity of the
programs he is required to administer and such other considerations as
are deemed relevant by the Department of Personnel.
3. Each museum director shall exercise such powers and carry out
such duties as are assigned to him by the Administrator pursuant to NRS
(Added to NRS by 2001, 927 )
1. The Administrator shall, in accordance with any directive
received from the Director pursuant to NRS 232.005 or 378.0089 , authorize or require each museum director to
perform such duties set forth in subsection 2 as are necessary for the
operation of the institution administered by the museum director, after
giving consideration to:
(a) The size and complexity of the programs the museum director is
required to administer;
(b) The number of personnel needed to carry out those programs;
(c) Requirements for accreditation; and
(d) Such other factors as are relevant to the needs of the
institution and the Division.
2. The Administrator may authorize or require a museum director to:
(a) Oversee duties related to the auditing and approval of all
bills, claims and accounts of the institution administered by the museum
(b) Receive, collect, exchange, preserve, house, care for, display
and exhibit, particularly, but not exclusively, respecting the State of
(1) Samples of the useful and fine arts, sciences and
industries, relics, memorabilia, products, works, records, rare and
valuable articles and objects, including, without limitation, drawings,
etchings, lithographs, photographs, paintings, statuary, sculpture,
fabrics, furniture, implements, machines, geological and mineral
specimens, precious, semiprecious and commercial minerals, metals,
earths, gems and stones.
(2) Books, papers, records and documents of historic,
artistic, literary or industrial value or interest by reason of rarity,
representative character or otherwise.
(c) Collect, gather and prepare the natural history of Nevada and
the Great Basin.
(d) Establish such programs in archeology, anthropology,
mineralogy, ethnology, ornithology and such other scientific programs as
in the judgment of the Board and Administrator may be proper and
necessary to carry out the objects and purposes appropriate to the
institution administered by the museum director.
(e) Receive and collect property from any appropriate agency of the
State of Nevada, or from accessions, gifts, exchanges, loans or purchases
from any other agencies, persons or sources.
(f) House and preserve, care for and display or exhibit property
received by an institution. This paragraph does not prevent the permanent
or temporary retention, placement, housing or exhibition of a portion of
the property in other places or locations in or outside of the State at
the sole discretion of the Board.
(g) Make and obtain plans and specifications and let and supervise
contracts for work or have the work done on force account or day labor,
supplying material or labor, or otherwise.
(h) Receive, accept and obtain by exchange in the name of the State
of Nevada all property loaned to the institution administered by the
museum director for preservation, care, display or exhibit, or decline
and reject the property in his discretion, and undertake to be
responsible for all property loaned to the institution or make just
payment of any reasonable costs or rentals therefor.
(i) Apply for and expend all gifts and grants that the institution
administered by the museum director is authorized to accept in accordance
with the terms and conditions of the gift or grant.
(j) Govern, manage and control the exhibit and display of all
property and things of the institution administered by the museum
director at other exhibits, expositions, world’s fairs and places of
public or private exhibition. Any property of the State of Nevada that
may be placed on display or on exhibition at any world’s fair or
exposition must be taken into custody by the Administrator at the
conclusion of the world’s fair or exposition and placed and kept in the
institution, subject to being removed and again exhibited at the
discretion of the Administrator or a person designated by the
(k) Negotiate and consult with and agree with other institutions,
departments, officers and persons or corporations of and in the State of
Nevada and elsewhere respecting quarters for and the preservation, care,
transportation, storage, custody, display and exhibit of articles and
things controlled by the institutions and respecting the terms and cost,
the manner, time, place and extent, and the return thereof.
(l) Trade, exchange and transfer exhibits and duplicates when the
Administrator deems it proper. Such transactions shall not be deemed
(m) Establish the qualifications for life, honorary, annual,
sustaining and such other memberships as are established by the Board
pursuant to NRS 381.0045 .
(n) Adopt rules for the internal operations of the institution
administered by the museum director, including, without limitation, the
operation of equipment of the institution.
3. The enumeration of the powers and duties that may be assigned
to a museum director pursuant to this section is not exclusive of other
general objects and purposes appropriate to a public museum.
4. The provisions of this section do not prohibit the
Administrator from making such administrative and organizational changes
as are necessary for the efficient operation of the Division and its
institutions and to ensure that an institution properly carries out the
duties and responsibilities assigned to that institution.
(Added to NRS by 2001, 927 )
1. The Fund for the Support of the Division of Museums and History
of the Department of Cultural Affairs is hereby created as a special
revenue fund in the State Treasury. The interest and income earned on the
money in the Fund, in an amount not exceeding $300,000 per year, after
deducting any applicable charges, must be credited to the Fund. Any
interest and income earned in excess of $300,000 per year must be
credited to the State General Fund.
2. The State Treasurer shall, subject to the limitation in
subsection 1, pay to the Administrator at the end of each quarter an
amount equal to any interest and income credited to the Fund during that
quarter. The Administrator may use the money to pay the expenses related
to the operations of the Division.
3. The State Board of Examiners may, upon making a determination
that any portion of the principal of the money in the Fund is necessary
to meet existing or future obligations of the State, recommend to the
Interim Finance Committee that the amount so needed be transferred from
the Fund to the State General Fund. Upon approval of the Interim Finance
Committee, the money may be so transferred.
4. The Administrator shall submit an itemized statement of the
income and expenditures of the Division each year to the Legislature, if
it is in session or, if the Legislature is not in session, to the Interim
(Added to NRS by 1995, 2684; A 1997, 124; 2001, 931 )
Any condition or restraint
placed on any bequest, devise, endowment, trust allotment or other gift
made to the Division must be in writing. The Administrator and the Board
must accept, in writing, such a bequest, devise, endowment, trust
allotment or gift before it becomes the property of the State of Nevada.
(Added to NRS by 2001, 929 )
When not in conflict with any condition or restraint
placed on a gift and with the approval of the Board, the museum director
of each institution may sell duplicates, surplus and items inappropriate
to the collection of the institution. The proceeds of the sale must be
held in trust and may be expended only as approved by the Board for the
purchase of photographs, memorabilia and other historical articles, and
collections related to history, prehistory or natural history to enrich
the collections of the Division.
(Added to NRS by 1985, 134; A 1993, 1587; 2001, 931 )
1. Any property held by an institution for 3 years or more, to
which no person has made claim, shall be deemed to be abandoned and
becomes the property of the Division if the Administrator complies with
the provisions of subsection 2.
2. The Administrator shall cause to be published in at least one
newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the institution
is located at least once a week for 2 consecutive weeks a notice and
listing of the property. The notice must contain:
(a) The name and last known address, if any, of the last known
owner of the property;
(b) A description of the property; and
(c) A statement that if proof of a claim is not presented by the
owner to the institution and if the owner’s right to receive the property
is not established to the Administrator’s satisfaction within 60 days
after the date of the second published notice, the property will be
considered abandoned and become the property of the Division.
3. If no claim has been made to the property within 60 days after
the date of the second published notice, title, including literary
rights, to the property vests in the Division, free from all claims of
the owner and of all persons claiming through or under him.
(Added to NRS by 1985, 134; A 1993, 1587; 2001, 932 , 1648 )
PRESERVATION OF PREHISTORIC AND HISTORIC SITES
As used in NRS 381.195 to 381.227 ,
1. “Historic” means after the middle of the 18th century.
2. “Historic site” means a site, landmark or monument of
historical significance pertaining to the history of the settlement of
Nevada, or Indian campgrounds, shelters, petroglyphs, pictographs and
3. “Museum Director” means the Museum Director of the Nevada State
4. “Prehistoric” means before the middle of the 18th century.
5. “Prehistoric site” means any archeological or paleontological
site, ruin, deposit, fossilized footprints and other impressions,
petroglyphs and pictographs, habitation caves, rock shelters, natural
caves, burial ground or sites of religious or cultural importance to an
(Added to NRS by 1959, 290; A 1960, 98; 1977, 1207; 1979, 977;
1985, 516; 2001, 932 ; 2005, 568 )
action taken under an agreement with the Office of Historic Preservation
of the Department pursuant to NRS 383.430 , and except as otherwise provided in this
section, a person shall not investigate, explore or excavate an historic
or prehistoric site on federal or state lands or remove any object
therefrom unless he is the holder of a valid and current permit issued
pursuant to the provisions of NRS 381.195 to 381.227 ,
inclusive. Conduct that would otherwise constitute a violation of this
section is not a violation of this section if it is also a violation of
NRS 383.435 .
(Added to NRS by 1959, 290; A 2005, 569 )
1. An applicant is required to secure, from the Museum Director,
or an agent designated by the Museum Director, a permit for the
investigation, exploration or excavation of any state or federal lands
within the boundaries of the State of Nevada.
2. If the land to be investigated, explored or excavated is owned
or held by the United States, the applicant is also required to secure a
permit from the proper authorities in accordance with the provisions of
16 U.S.C. §§ 431 to 433, inclusive.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 290; A 1977, 1207; 2001, 932 )
The Museum Director may
designate any state board, state department, division of a state
department or state institution as an agent for the purpose of issuing
permits. The agency so designated may adopt regulations relating to
investigations, explorations or excavations carried out pursuant to any
permit issued by that agency.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 290; A 1977, 1207; 1989, 2000; 2001, 932
1. In order to qualify as the recipient of a permit, the applicant
(a) That the investigation, exploration or excavation is undertaken
for the benefit of a reputable museum, university, college or other
recognized scientific or educational institution, with a view of
(b) That the gathering is made for permanent preservation in public
museums or other recognized educational or scientific institutions.
(c) That the applicant possesses sufficient knowledge and
scientific training to make such an investigation, exploration or
(d) The location of the site where the applicant proposes to
investigate, explore or excavate.
2. The Museum Director may prescribe reasonable regulations for
carrying out such investigations, explorations or excavations.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 290; A 1977, 1207; 2001, 933 )
granting the permit, the Museum Director shall immediately notify the
Office of Historic Preservation, the sheriff in the county in which the
permit is to be exercised, and personnel of the Nevada Highway Patrol
controlling the state roads of the district embracing the site in which
the permit is to be exercised.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 291; A 1963, 828; 1977, 1208, 1360; 1993,
1588; 2001, 933 )
1. The holder of a permit, except as otherwise provided in
subsections 2 and 3, who does work upon aboriginal mounds and earthworks,
ancient burial grounds, prehistoric sites, deposits of fossil bones or
other archeological and vertebrate paleontological features within the
State shall give to the State 50 percent of all articles, implements and
materials found or discovered, to be deposited with the Nevada State
Museum, for exhibition or other use within the State as determined by the
Museum Director. The Museum Director may accept less than 50 percent of
such items. Upon receipt of items pursuant to this subsection, the Museum
Director shall notify the Office of Historic Preservation.
2. The holder of a permit who does any such work within the State
under the authority and direction of the Nevada Historical Society, the
Nevada Museum and Historical Society, or an institution or political
subdivision of the State shall give 50 percent of all articles,
implements and materials found or discovered to the Society, institution
or political subdivision. The holder of the permit may retain the other
3. If the Nevada Historical Society, the Nevada Museum and
Historical Society, or an institution or political subdivision of the
State is the holder of the permit, it may retain all articles, implements
and materials found or discovered.
4. Whenever the Office of Historic Preservation acquires articles,
implements and materials under the provisions of this section, they must
be transferred to the Museum Director for exhibition or other use within
the State as determined by the Museum Director.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 291; A 1977, 1208, 1360; 1985, 142; 1993,
1588; 2001, 933 )
Director may limit a permit as to time and location. A permit may not be
1. For a period of more than 1 year.
2. For investigation, exploration or excavation in a larger area
than the applicant can reasonably be expected to explore fully and
systematically within the time limit set in the permit.
3. For the removal of any ancient monument, structure or site
which can be permanently preserved under the control of the State of
Nevada in situ, and remain an object of interest, if desired by the
State, for a park, landmark or monument for the benefit of the public.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 292; A 1977, 1208; 2001, 933 )
A permit may be renewed for an
additional period of time upon application by the permit holder, if the
work contemplated by the permit has been diligently prosecuted.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 292)
Failure to begin work
under the permit within 6 months after the effective date of the permit,
or failure to prosecute diligently such work after it is begun, shall
render the permit void without any order from the Board.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 292)
the close of each season’s work, within a reasonable time designated in
the permit, every permit holder shall furnish to the Museum Director a
report containing a detailed account of the work done, material collected
and other pertinent data.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 291; A 1977, 1208; 2001, 934 )
A permit holder may collect specimens of petrified wood, subject to the
limitations of NRS 206.320 .
(Added to NRS by 1959, 291)
Nothing contained in NRS 381.195 to 381.227 ,
inclusive, shall interfere with or prevent any person from collecting
minerals, rocks or gems, arrowheads or other Indian artifacts so long as
they are not part of a prehistoric site, nor prevent the photographing of
objects of interest.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 292)
The Division of State Parks of the State
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and personnel thereof,
the sheriffs in their respective counties, the Nevada Highway Patrol, and
all other peace officers shall be charged with the enforcement of NRS
381.195 to 381.227 , inclusive. Those persons charged with the
enforcement of NRS 381.195 to 381.227
, inclusive, may, at any time, examine
the permit of any person claiming privileges granted under NRS 381.195
to 381.227 , inclusive, and may fully examine all work
done under the permit.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 291; A 1963, 828)
Any object of antiquity taken, or collection made, on
historic or prehistoric sites covered by NRS 381.195 to 381.227 ,
inclusive, without a permit must be seized by the proper law enforcement
officers, who shall notify the Museum Director of the action. The object
or collection so taken must be forfeited to the State for exhibition or
other use within the State as determined by the Museum Director. Upon
receipt of any forfeited item pursuant to this section the Museum
Director shall notify the Office of Historic Preservation.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 292; A 1977, 1209, 1360; 1993, 1588; 2001,
1. It is unlawful for any person to commit vandalism upon any
historic or prehistoric sites, natural monuments, speleological sites and
objects of antiquity, or to write or paint or carve initials or words, or
in any other way deface, any of those objects, Indian paintings or
2. Unless a greater penalty is provided in NRS 206.125 , a person violating the provisions of
subsection 1 is guilty of a public offense proportionate to the value of
the property damaged or destroyed as set forth in NRS 193.155 .
(Added to NRS by 1959, 291; A 1989, 899, 2000)
Unless a greater penalty is provided by a
specific statute and except as otherwise provided in NRS 381.225 , any person violating any of the provisions of
NRS 381.195 to 381.227 , inclusive, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Added to NRS by 1959, 292; A 1967, 563; 1989, 2001; 2005, 569
NEVADA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Historical Society shall preserve as is deemed appropriate all old and
obsolete property and obsolete and noncurrent public records presented to
it by the State Library and Archives Administrator from the archives and
records of the Division of State Library and Archives of the Department.
(Added to NRS by 2001, 929 )
1. To enable the Nevada Historical Society to augment its
collection by effecting exchanges with other societies and institutions,
one bound copy each of the several publications of the State and of its
societies and institutions, except the Nevada Reports and Statutes of
Nevada, must be donated to the Nevada Historical Society as they are
issued. The publications must be delivered to the Society by the
Secretary of State or another elected officer who has custody of the
2. One set of the Nevada Reports and one set of Statutes of Nevada
must be donated to the Society, which, together with one set of all the
publications donated in compliance with the provisions of subsection 1,
must be deposited in the collections of the Society.
(Added to NRS by 2001, 929 )