Nevada Revised Statutes Section 176.0123 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

Creation; members and appointing authorities; Chairman; terms; vacancies; salaries and per diem.

1. The Advisory Commission on Sentencing is hereby created. The Commission consists of:

(a) One member who is a district judge, appointed by the governing body of the Nevada District Judges Association;

(b) One member who is a district attorney, appointed by the governing body of the Nevada District Attorneys Association;

(c) One member who is an attorney in private practice, experienced in defending criminal actions, appointed by the governing body of the State Bar of Nevada;

(d) One member who is a representative of a law enforcement agency, appointed by the Governor;

(e) One member who is a representative of the Division of Parole and Probation of the Department of Public Safety, appointed by the Governor;

(f) One member who has been a victim of a crime or is a representative of an organization supporting the rights of victims of crime, appointed by the Governor;

(g) One member who is a county commissioner, appointed by the governing body of the Nevada Association of Counties;

(h) Two members who are Senators, one of whom is appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate and one of whom is appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate; and

(i) Two members who are Assemblymen, one of whom is appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly and one of whom is appointed by the Minority Leader of the Assembly.

  If any association listed in this subsection ceases to exist, the appointment required by this subsection must be made by the associationís successor in interest or, if there is no successor in interest, by the Governor.

2. The Governor shall designate one member of the Commission to serve as Chairman.

3. Each member serves a term of 2 years. Members may be reappointed for additional terms of 2 years in the same manner as the original appointments. Any vacancy occurring in the membership of the Commission must be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

4. The Legislators who are members of the Commission are entitled to receive the salary provided for a majority of the members of the Legislature during the first 60 days of the preceding session for each dayís attendance at a meeting of the Commission.

5. While engaged in the business of the Commission, each member and employee of the Commission is entitled to receive the per diem allowance and travel expenses provided for state officers and employees generally.

Last modified: February 25, 2006