Nevada Miscellaneous Matters Related to Government and Public Affairs

Sec. § 241A.040
Creation; membership; election of officers; terms of members; vacancies; members serve without compensation; members holding public office or employed by governmental entity.


The Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys, consisting of seven members, is hereby created. The Council consists of:


The Attorney General who serves as an ex officio member of the Council;


Three members who are district attorneys appointed by the governing body of the Nevada District Attorneys Association;


Two members who are city attorneys of incorporated cities appointed by the governing body of the Nevada League of Cities; and


One member who is employed as a peace officer by a law enforcement agency in this state appointed by the Governor.
Ê If the Nevada District Attorneys Association or Nevada League of Cities ceases to exist, the appointment required by this subsection must be made by its successor organization or, if there is no successor organization, by the Governor.


The members of the Council shall elect a Chair and Vice Chair by a majority vote. After the initial election, the Chair and Vice Chair shall hold office for a term of 1 year beginning on July 1 of each year. If a vacancy occurs in the office of Chair, the members of the Council shall elect a Chair from among its members for the remainder of the unexpired term.


After the initial terms, each member of the Council who is appointed serves for a term of 4 years unless a member vacates the public office which qualified the member for appointment to the Council. A member of the Council who vacates his or her public office continues to serve on the Council until the member’s replacement on the Council is appointed. A member may be reappointed.


A vacancy on the Council must be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.


Each member of the Council:


Serves without compensation; and


While engaged in the business of the Council, is entitled to receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally.


Each member of the Council who is an officer or employee of the State or a local government must be relieved from his or her duties without loss of his or her regular compensation so that the member may prepare for and attend meetings of the Council and perform any work necessary to carry out the duties of the Council in the most timely manner practicable. A state agency or local government shall not require an officer or employee who is a member of the Council to make up the time the member is absent from work to carry out his or her duties as a member, and shall not require the member to take annual vacation or compensatory time for the absence.

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Feb. 5, 2021