NRS 432.140
Creation of card

  • limitations on possession and use of card
  • standards required for fingerprints.


A parent or guardian of a child may request that the child be fingerprinted by any law enforcement agency of this State. If the law enforcement agency agrees to perform the service and accepts payment of the same fee charged to others for this service, if any, the law enforcement agency shall fingerprint the child and give the fingerprint card to the parent or guardian. A law enforcement agency which fingerprints a child under this section shall not retain a fingerprint card or any other copy of the child’s fingerprints prepared pursuant to this section.


The fingerprint card must include in a conspicuous place on the card a statement that the card may be used for identification purposes only and may not be used in any juvenile or criminal investigation or proceeding conducted against the child.


A fingerprint card prepared pursuant to this section may be used by a law enforcement agency only to help identify a child who is lost, kidnapped or killed. The card may not be used by anyone in any investigation or proceeding conducted against the child under title 5 of NRS or under the criminal laws of this State.


Any other person, firm or corporation that fingerprints children for identification purposes shall take the fingerprints in a manner which meets the standards set by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as those standards exist on July 1, 1983.

Source: Section 432.140 — Creation of card; limitations on possession and use of card; standards required for fingerprints., https://www.­leg.­state.­nv.­us/NRS/NRS-432.­html#NRS432Sec140.

Last Updated

Jun. 24, 2021

§ 432.140’s source at nv​.us