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USA Statutes : nevada
Title : Title 40 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chapter : CHAPTER 458A - PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF PROBLEM GAMBLING
 As used in this chapter, unless the
context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NRS 458A.020
to 458A.050 , inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to
them in those sections.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1527 )
 “Account” means the Revolving
Account to Support Programs for the Prevention and Treatment of Problem
Gambling created by NRS 458A.090 .

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1527 )
 “Advisory Committee”
means the Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling created by NRS 458A.060
.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1527 )
 “Department” means the
Department of Health and Human Services.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1527 )
 “Director” means the Director of
the Department.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1527 )

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON PROBLEM GAMBLING


      1.  The Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling, consisting of nine
members, is hereby created within the Department.

      2.  The Governor shall appoint to the Advisory Committee:

      (a) One member who holds a restricted gaming license;

      (b) Two members who hold nonrestricted gaming licenses;

      (c) Two members who work in the area of mental health, at least one
of whom has experience in the treatment of persons who are problem
gamblers;

      (d) One member who represents the Nevada System of Higher Education
and has experience in the prevention or treatment of problem gambling;

      (e) One member who represents an organization for veterans; and

      (f) Two members who represent organizations that provide assistance
to persons who are problem gamblers.

      3.  After the initial terms, each member of the Advisory Committee
serves for a term of 2 years. Each member of the Advisory Committee
continues in office until his successor is appointed.

      4.  The members of the Advisory Committee serve without
compensation, except that each member is entitled to receive the per diem
allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees
generally while engaged in the business of the Advisory Committee.

      5.  A majority of the members of the Advisory Committee constitutes
a quorum for the transaction of business, and a majority of a quorum
present at any meeting is sufficient for any action taken by the Advisory
Committee.

      6.  A member of the Advisory Committee who is an officer or
employee of the State or a political subdivision of the State must be
relieved from his duties without loss of his regular compensation so that
he may prepare for and attend meetings of the Advisory Committee and
perform any work necessary to carry out the duties of the Advisory
Committee in the most timely manner practicable. A state agency or
political subdivision of the State shall not require an officer or
employee who is a member of the Advisory Committee to:

      (a) Make up the time he is absent from work to carry out his duties
as a member of the Advisory Committee; or

      (b) Take annual leave or compensatory time for the absence.

      7.  The Advisory Committee shall:

      (a) At its first meeting and annually thereafter, elect a Chairman
from among its members;

      (b) Meet at the call of the Director, the Chairman or a majority of
its members as necessary, within the budget of the Advisory Committee,
but not to exceed six meetings per year; and

      (c) Adopt rules for its management and government.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1527 )
 The Advisory Committee shall:

      1.  Review each request received by the Department from a state
agency or other political subdivision of the State or from an
organization or educational institution for a grant of money or a
contract for services to provide programs for the prevention and
treatment of problem gambling;

      2.  Recommend to the Director each request received pursuant to
subsection 1 that the Advisory Committee believes should be awarded;

      3.  Establish criteria for determining which state agencies and
other political subdivisions of the State and organizations and
educational institutions to recommend for grants of money or contracts
for services pursuant to subsection 2;

      4.  Monitor each grant of money awarded by the Department for the
prevention and treatment of problem gambling; and

      5.  Assist the Department in determining the needs of local
communities and in establishing priorities for funding programs for the
prevention and treatment of problem gambling.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1528 )
 The Chairman of the
Advisory Committee may appoint groups consisting of members of the
Advisory Committee, former members of the Advisory Committee and members
of the public who have appropriate experience or knowledge to:

      1.  Consider specific problems or other matters that are related to
and within the scope of activities of the Advisory Committee; and

      2.  Review requests for grants of money or contracts for services
related to specific programs for the prevention and treatment of problem
gambling.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1528 )

REVOLVING ACCOUNT TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF
PROBLEM GAMBLING


      1.  The Revolving Account to Support Programs for the Prevention
and Treatment of Problem Gambling is hereby created in the State General
Fund. The Director shall administer the Account.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the money in
the Account must be expended only to award grants of money or contracts
for services to state agencies and other political subdivisions of the
State or to organizations or educational institutions to provide programs
for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling. The Director may
use not more than 1 percent of the money in the Account to administer the
Account.

      3.  The existence of the Account does not create a right in any
state agency or other political subdivision of the State or in any
organization or educational institution to receive money from the Account.

      4.  On or before January 31 of each year, the Director shall submit
to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau a written report
concerning any grants of money or contracts for services awarded pursuant
to this section during the previous year.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1528 )


      1.  The Director may apply for and accept any gift, donation,
bequest, grant or other source of money. Any money so received must be
deposited in the Account.

      2.  The interest and income earned on money in the Account from any
gift, donation or bequest, after deducting any applicable charges, must
be credited to the Account.

      3.  Money from any gift, donation or bequest that remains in the
Account at the end of the fiscal year does not revert to the State
General Fund, and the balance in the Account must be carried forward to
the next fiscal year.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1529 )


      1.  The Director shall adopt regulations to carry out the
provisions of NRS 458A.090 and
458A.100 .

      2.  The regulations adopted by the Director must include, without
limitation:

      (a) The procedure by which a state agency or other political
subdivision of the State or an organization or educational institution
may apply for a grant of money or a contract for services to be paid from
the Account;

      (b) The criteria that the Director must consider in determining
whether to award a grant of money or a contract for services to be paid
from the Account; and

      (c) The procedure used by the Director to ensure that the money in
the Account is distributed in a fair and equitable manner.

      (Added to NRS by 2005, 1529 )




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