Nevada Crimes and Punishments

Sec. § 193.161
Additional or alternative penalty: Felony committed on property of school, at activity sponsored by school or on school bus.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3 and NRS 193.169, any person who commits a felony on the property of a public or private school, at an activity sponsored by a public or private school or on a school bus while the bus is engaged in its official duties shall, in addition to the term of imprisonment prescribed by statute for the crime, be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 20 years. In determining the length of the additional penalty imposed, the court shall consider the following information:

(a)

The facts and circumstances of the crime;

(b)

The criminal history of the person;

(c)

The impact of the crime on any victim;

(d)

Any mitigating factors presented by the person; and

(e)

Any other relevant information.
Ê The court shall state on the record that it has considered the information described in paragraphs (a) to (e), inclusive, in determining the length of the additional penalty imposed.

2.

The sentence prescribed by this section:

(a)

Must not exceed the sentence imposed for the crime; and

(b)

Runs consecutively with the sentence prescribed by statute for the crime.

3.

Unless a greater penalty is provided by specific statute and except as otherwise provided in NRS 193.169, in lieu of an additional term of imprisonment as provided pursuant to subsections 1 and 2, if a felony that resulted in death or substantial bodily harm to the victim was committed on the property of a public or private school when pupils or employees of the school were present or may have been present, at an activity sponsored by a public or private school or on a school bus while the bus was engaged in its official duties, and the person who committed the felony intended to create a great risk of death or substantial bodily harm to more than one person by means of a weapon, device or course of action that would normally be hazardous to the lives of more than one person, the felony may be deemed a category A felony and the person who committed the felony may be punished by imprisonment in the state prison:

(a)

For life without the possibility of parole;

(b)

For life with the possibility of parole, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 20 years has been served; or

(c)

For a definite term of 50 years, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 20 years has been served.

4.

Subsections 1 and 2 do not create a separate offense but provide an additional penalty for the primary offense, the imposition of which is contingent upon the finding of the prescribed fact. Subsection 3 does not create a separate offense but provides an alternative penalty for the primary offense, the imposition of which is contingent upon the finding of the prescribed fact.

5.

For the purposes of this section, “school bus” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 483.160.
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