General powers and duties of Division; audit; exemption from State Purchasing Act.
The Division shall administer the provisions of this chapter. The Administrator may adopt, amend or rescind regulations, consistent with the provisions of this chapter, appropriate to carry out its purposes.
The Administrator may make copies of all proceedings and other records and documents of the Division and issue certificates under the seal of the Division to the effect that the copies are true copies, and all persons dealing with the Division may rely upon such certificates.
The Division has perpetual succession, subject to termination in accordance with statute, and may:
Sue and be sued in its own name, subject to chapter 41 of NRS;
Adopt an official seal and alter the same at the pleasure of the Division;
Maintain such offices at any place or places within the State as it determines necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter;
Maintain records, proceedings and documents of the Division, subject to chapters 239, 239A and 239B of NRS;
Develop or purchase, lease or otherwise acquire one or more information systems that the Division determines are necessary or convenient for the exercise of its powers and duties pursuant to this chapter and acquire any consulting, support or other service for such information systems;
Make and execute contracts and all other instruments necessary or convenient for the exercise of its powers and functions pursuant to this chapter with any governmental agency, private corporation or other entity, or natural person;
Enter into agreements or other transactions with, and accept grants from and cooperate with, any governmental agency or other source in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter;
Acquire real or personal property or any interest therein, by gift, purchase, foreclosure, deed in lieu of foreclosure, lease, option or otherwise;
Hold, sell, assign, lease, encumber, mortgage, release or otherwise dispose of any real or personal property or any interest therein, by public or private sale, with or without public bidding, notwithstanding any other provision of law;
Employ or contract for the services of attorneys, accountants, financial experts and any other advisers, employees, consultants and agents as the Administrator may determine to be necessary;
Create or cause to be created legal entities, including nonprofit corporations, grantor trusts and other legal entities, which the Division determines are necessary or convenient for the exercise of its powers and duties pursuant to this chapter, provided, however, that the issuance of bonds, notes or other evidence of indebtedness by any legal entity controlled by the Division is subject to the approval of the State Board of Finance;
Provide advice, technical information, training and educational services related to the development of housing, building technologies and related fields;
Conduct research, make grants, and promote the development of housing, building technologies and related fields; and
Do any and all things necessary or appropriate to carry out its purposes and exercise the powers expressly granted pursuant to this chapter.
The Division shall cause an audit of its books and accounts to be made at least once in each fiscal year by a certified public accountant. The certified public accountant may audit the Division’s books and accounts for consecutive audit periods as requested by the Division.
The Division is exempt from the provisions of chapter 333 of NRS.