Jurisdiction; statute of limitations.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, the Commission has jurisdiction to investigate and take appropriate action regarding an alleged violation of this chapter by a public officer or employee or former public officer or employee in any proceeding commenced by an ethics complaint, which is filed with the Commission or initiated by the Commission on its own motion, within 2 years after the alleged violation or reasonable discovery of the alleged violation.
The Commission does not have jurisdiction regarding alleged conduct by a public officer or employee or former public officer or employee for which:
A complaint may be filed or, if the applicable limitations period has expired, could have been filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Nevada Equal Rights Commission; or
A complaint or employment-related grievance may be filed or, if the applicable limitations period has expired, could have been filed with another appropriate agency with jurisdiction to redress alleged discrimination or harassment, including, without limitation, a state or local employee-management relations board or similar state or local agency,Ê but any bar on the Commission’s jurisdiction imposed by this subsection applies only to the extent that it pertains to the alleged discrimination or harassment, and this subsection does not deprive the Commission of jurisdiction regarding the alleged conduct if such conduct is sanctionable separately or concurrently under the provisions of this chapter, irrespective of the alleged discrimination or harassment.
For the purposes of this section, a proceeding is commenced:
On the date on which an ethics complaint is filed in the proper form with the Commission in accordance with the regulations of the Commission; or
If the ethics complaint is initiated by the Commission on its own motion, on the date on which the Commission serves the public officer or employee or former public officer or employee with notice of the ethics complaint in accordance with the regulations of the Commission.