Nevada Miscellaneous Matters Related to Government and Public Affairs
Sec. § 239A.100
Subpoena to obtain financial records: Service; notice to customer; priority of proceeding to quash subpoena.


Except as provided in subsection 2, a subpoena authorizing a governmental agency to obtain financial records may be served upon a financial institution only if:


A copy of the subpoena is served upon the customer in the manner provided by law for the service of subpoenas, except that the copy may be served by an employee of the governmental agency;


The subpoena includes the name of the agency in whose name it is issued and the statutory purpose for which the information is to be obtained; and


The customer has not moved to quash the subpoena within 10 days after service of the copy of the subpoena upon the customer.


A governmental agency issuing or seeking a subpoena to obtain financial records may petition a court of competent jurisdiction to order that service upon the customer or the 10-day period provided in subsection 1 be waived or shortened. The court may issue the order upon a showing that the agency can reasonably infer from facts relevant to its investigation of the customer that a law subject to the agency’s jurisdiction has been or is about to be violated. In granting a petition to waive service upon the customer, the court shall also order the agency to notify the customer in writing within a period determined by the court, but not to exceed 90 days. The notice shall specify the name of the agency in whose name the subpoena was issued, the financial records which were examined under the subpoena and the statutory purpose for which the information was obtained. The time of notification may be extended for additional 45-day periods upon petition and good cause shown.


A court may order a financial institution to withhold notification to a customer of the receipt of the subpoena when the court issues an order under subsection 2 and if it finds that the notification would impede the investigation.


If a customer files a motion to quash the subpoena, the proceedings on the motion shall be afforded priority on the court calendar and the matter shall be heard within 10 days after the filing of the motion.
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