Nevada Public Property and Purchasing
Indebtedness of State under contract; term of contracts.
Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, a performance contract entered into pursuant to this chapter does not create a debt for the purposes of Section 3 of Article 9 of the Nevada Constitution.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, the term of a performance contract may extend beyond the biennium in which the contract is executed, provided that the performance contract contains a provision which states that all obligations of the State under the performance contract are extinguished at the end of any fiscal year if the Legislature fails to provide an appropriation to the using agency for the ensuing fiscal year for payments to be made under the performance contract. If the Legislature fails to appropriate money to a using agency for a performance contract, there is no remedy against the State, except that if a security interest in any property was created pursuant to the performance contract, the holder of such a security interest may enforce the security interest against that property. Except as otherwise provided in NRS 333A.0916, the term of a performance contract must not exceed 20 years after the date on which the work required by the performance contract is completed.
The length of a performance contract may reflect the useful life of the operating cost-savings measure being installed or purchased under the performance contract.