Nevada State Judicial Department
Sec. § 1.545
Petition for review of criminal history; fee.


1.

The Court Administrator shall develop and implement a process by which a person with a criminal history may petition the Court Administrator to review the criminal history of the person to determine if the person’s criminal history will disqualify the person from obtaining a certificate or registration as a court interpreter pursuant to NRS 1.510.

2.

Not later than 90 days after a petition is submitted to the Court Administrator pursuant to subsection 1, the Court Administrator shall inform the person of the determination of the Court Administrator of whether the person’s criminal history will disqualify the person from obtaining a certificate or registration. The Court Administrator is not bound by his or her determination of disqualification or qualification and may rescind such a determination at any time.

3.

The Court Administrator may provide instructions to a person who receives a determination of disqualification to remedy the determination of disqualification. A person may resubmit a petition pursuant to subsection 1 not earlier than 6 months after receiving instructions pursuant to this subsection if the person remedies the determination of disqualification.

4.

A person with a criminal history may petition the Court Administrator at any time, including, without limitation, before obtaining any education or paying any fee required to obtain a certificate or registration.

5.

A person may submit a new petition to the Court Administrator not earlier than 2 years after the final determination of the initial petition submitted to the Court Administrator.

6.

The Court Administrator may impose a fee of up to $50 upon the person to fund the administrative costs in complying with the provisions of this section. The Court Administrator may waive such fees or allow such fees to be covered by funds from a scholarship or grant.

7.

The Court Administrator may post on its Internet website:

(a)

The requirements to obtain a certification or registration as a court interpreter; and

(b)

A list of crimes, if any, that would disqualify a person from obtaining a certification or registration as a court interpreter from the Court Administrator.

8.

The Court Administrator may request the criminal history record of a person who petitions the Court Administrator for a determination pursuant to subsection 1. To the extent consistent with federal law, if the Court Administrator makes such a request of a person, the Court Administrator shall require the person to submit his or her criminal history record which includes a report from:

(a)

The Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History; and

(b)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation.

9.

A person who petitions the Court Administrator for a determination pursuant to subsection 1 shall not submit false or misleading information to the Court Administrator.

10.

The Court Administrator shall, on or before the 20th day of January, April, July and October, submit to the Director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau in an electronic format prescribed by the Director, a report that includes:

(a)

The number of petitions submitted to the Court Administrator pursuant to subsection 1;

(b)

The number of determinations of disqualification made by the Court Administrator pursuant to subsection 1;

(c)

The reasons for such determinations; and

(d)

Any other information that is requested by the Director or which the Court Administrator determines would be helpful.

11.

The Director shall transmit a compilation of the information received pursuant to subsection 10 to the Legislative Commission quarterly, unless otherwise directed by the Commission.
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