Nevada Elections

Sec. § 294A.300
Legislator, Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant Governor-Elect, Governor or Governor-Elect prohibited from soliciting or accepting certain contributions during certain period; prohibition against making or committing to make such contributions during period; exceptions.


1.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful for a member of the Legislature, the Lieutenant Governor, the Lieutenant Governor-Elect, the Governor or the Governor-Elect to solicit or accept any monetary contribution, or solicit or accept a commitment to make such a contribution for any political purpose during the period beginning:

(a)

Thirty days before a regular session of the Legislature and ending 30 days after the final adjournment of a regular session of the Legislature;

(b)

Fifteen days before a special session of the Legislature is set to commence and ending 15 days after the final adjournment of a special session of the Legislature, if:

(1)

The Governor sets a specific date for the commencement of the special session that is more than 15 days after the date on which the Governor issues the proclamation calling for the special session pursuant to Section 9 of Article 5 of the Nevada Constitution; or

(2)

The members of the Legislature set a date on or before which the Legislature is to convene the special session that is more than 15 days after the date on which the Secretary of State receives one or more substantially similar petitions signed, in the aggregate, by the required number of members calling for the special session pursuant to Section 2A of Article 4 of the Nevada Constitution; or

(c)

The day after:

(1)

The date on which the Governor issues the proclamation calling for the special session and ending 15 days after the final adjournment of the special session if the Governor sets a specific date for the commencement of the special session that is 15 or fewer days after the date on which the Governor issues the proclamation calling for the special session; or

(2)

The date on which the Secretary of State receives one or more substantially similar petitions signed, in the aggregate, by the required number of members of the Legislature calling for the special session and ending 15 days after the final adjournment of the special session if the members set a date on or before which the Legislature is to convene the special session that is 15 or fewer days after the date on which the Secretary of State receives the petitions.

2.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall not make or commit to make a contribution or commitment prohibited by subsection 1.

3.

This section does not prohibit the payment of a salary or other compensation or income to a member of the Legislature, the Lieutenant Governor or the Governor during the period set forth in subsection 1 if it is made for services provided as a part of his or her regular employment or is additional income to which he or she is entitled.

4.

This section does not apply to any monetary contribution or commitment to make such a contribution that may be given to or accepted by a person pursuant to NRS 294A.115. The provisions of this subsection do not authorize:

(a)

A person to accept or solicit a contribution, or solicit or accept a commitment to make such a contribution, other than a contribution authorized pursuant to NRS 294A.115.

(b)

A person to make or commit to make a contribution other than a contribution authorized pursuant to NRS 294A.115.

5.

As used in this section, “political purpose” includes, without limitation, the establishment of, or the addition of money to, a legal defense fund.
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Feb. 5, 2021