1.  Except as otherwise expressly provided in a particular statute or required by the context:

Terms Used In Nevada Revised Statutes 0.025

  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.

(a) ’May’ confers a right, privilege or power. The term ‘is entitled’ confers a private right.

(b) ’May not’ or ‘no * * * may’ abridges or removes a right, privilege or power.

(c) ’Must’ expresses a requirement when:

(1) The subject is a thing, whether the verb is active or passive.

(2) The subject is a natural person and:

(I) The verb is in the passive voice; or

(II) Only a condition precedent and not a duty is imposed.

(d) ’Shall’ imposes a duty to act.

(e) ’Shall be deemed’ or ‘shall be considered’ creates a legal fiction.

(f) ’Shall not’ imposes a prohibition against acting.

2.  Except as otherwise required by the context, text of a statute that:

(a) Follows subsections, paragraphs, subparagraphs or sub-subparagraphs that are introduced by a colon;

(b) Is not designated as a separate subsection, paragraph, subparagraph or sub-subparagraph; and

(c) Begins flush to the left margin rather than immediately following the material at the end of the final subsection, paragraph, subparagraph or sub-subparagraph, applies to the section as a whole, in the case of subsections, or to the subdivision preceding the colon as a whole rather than solely to the subdivision that the text follows. The symbol ‘‘ in bills and in Nevada Revised Statutes indicates the beginning of such text.