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Publications Title Statutes of Nevada Nevada Revised Statutes State of Nevada Register Nevada Admin Code Appellate Courts Decisions Supreme Court Decisions

Official Status


No No No No No No



No No No No No No

Online Preservation


No No No No No No
Archived from 1964 but not preserved for use with future technologies Archived from 1997 but not preserved for use with future technologies

Permanent Public Access


No No Yes No No No
NRS 233B.0656

Copyright Claimed


Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
NRS 344.070
UELMA Adopted Yes. Nevada was the eighth state to enact the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA). UELMA, introduced in Nevada as SB 105, was signed into law by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval on May 23, 2013. The law was effective January 1, 2014 (Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 218F.730 (West 2015)).
Universal Citation Adopted No
Notes / Research NRS 721.100.1(a) states, “If the official publisher publishes legal material only in an electronic record, the official publisher shall: (a) Designate the electronic record as official.” This applies to the Constitution, Statutes of Nevada, Nevada Revised Statutes, and Nevada Administrative Code. However, to date no legal material has been published only in an electronic record and therefore none have been designated official. This follows for authentication, online preservation, and permanent public access; once an electronic record has been designated official, the official publisher “shall” then authenticate, preserve and then make permanently available to the public.

NRS 344.070 states, “The State Printer may secure copyright under the laws of the United States in all publications issued by the State of Nevada, the copyright to be secured in the name of the State of Nevada.” However, per a conversation I had with a librarian at the Legislative Counsel Bureau, who has been the designated state printer for Nevada since budget cuts in 2005 via SB 520, they do not print the court opinions, these come from the court itself. However, I was unable to find a statute to confirm this. The closest I came was NRS 2.380 which still states that the state printer will deliver printed Nevada reports to the Legislative Counsel Bureau (despite the LCB being the official state printer). From what I can tell, NRS 2.380 was never amended to reflect the change of the State printer from the State Printing Division of the Department of Administration to the Legislative Counsel Bureau and this accounts for the disparity in how copyright is applied and enforced. A further twist: advance opinions are available online from the Supreme Court Clerk, but only up to the three most recent months. After that, we have to refer to the printed Nevada Reports, which are copyrighted and produced by West Publishing.

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Updates by Elizabeth Manriquez
Last updated 1/30/2018