Sections
General Provisions 126.011 – 126.041
Paternity Generally 126.051 – 126.053
Action to Determine Paternity 126.071 – 126.223
Action to Determine Maternity 126.231
Proceedings to Compel Support 126.291 – 126.331
Gestational Agreements 126.500 – 126.810
Miscellaneous Provisions 126.900

Terms Used In Nevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 126

  • Administrator: means the Administrator of the Office. See Nevada Revised Statutes 383.011
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Board: means the Board of Museums and History. See Nevada Revised Statutes 381.001
  • Charter school: means a public school that is formed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 388A of NRS. See Nevada Revised Statutes 385.007
  • Commission: means the Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation created by NRS 383. See Nevada Revised Statutes 383.011
  • Community facility: means a facility licensed to provide day care to children, a public park, a public playground, a public swimming pool, a center or facility the primary purpose of which is to provide recreational opportunities or services to children or adolescents, or a church, synagogue, or other building, structure, or place used for religious worship or other religious purpose. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Concentrated marijuana: means the separated resin, whether crude or purified, obtained from marijuana. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Consumer: means a person who is 21 years of age or older who purchases marijuana or marijuana products for use by persons 21 years of age or older, but not for resale to others. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • controlled substance: means a drug, immediate precursor or other substance which is listed in schedule I, II, III, IV or V for control by the State Board of Pharmacy pursuant to NRS 453. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.031
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Cultural affiliation: has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 381. See Nevada Revised Statutes 383.011
  • culturally affiliated: means that there is a relationship of shared group identity that may be reasonably traced historically or prehistorically between a present-day Indian tribe and an identifiable earlier group which is associated with a particular artifact or site. See Nevada Revised Statutes 381.001
  • Custodial parent: means the parent of a child born out of wedlock who has been awarded physical custody of the child or, if no award of physical custody has been made by a court, the parent with whom the child resides. See Nevada Revised Statutes 126.021
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. See Nevada Revised Statutes 381.001
  • Department: means the Department of Education. See Nevada Revised Statutes 385.007
  • Department: means the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. See Nevada Revised Statutes 383.011
  • Department: means the Department of Taxation. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Director: means the Director of the Department. See Nevada Revised Statutes 381.001
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Division: means the Division of Museums and History of the Department. See Nevada Revised Statutes 381.001
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dual licensee: means a person or group of persons who possess a current, valid registration certificate to operate a medical marijuana establishment pursuant to chapter 453A of NRS and a license to operate a marijuana establishment under this chapter. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Funerary object: means an object that, as a part of the death rite or ceremony of an Indian tribe is reasonably believed to have been placed with individual prehistoric native Indian human remains either at the time of death or later. See Nevada Revised Statutes 381.001
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Historic: has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 381. See Nevada Revised Statutes 381.001
  • Indian tribe: has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 383. See Nevada Revised Statutes 381.001
  • Indian tribe: means any tribe, band, nation or other organized group or community of Indians which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to native Indians because of their status as native Indians. See Nevada Revised Statutes 383.011
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Institution: means an institution of the Division established pursuant to NRS 381. See Nevada Revised Statutes 381.001
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Locality: means a city or town, or, in reference to a location outside the boundaries of a city or town, a county. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Marijuana: means all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not, the seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of the plant, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds, or resin. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Marijuana cultivation facility: means an entity licensed to cultivate, process, and package marijuana, to have marijuana tested by a marijuana testing facility, and to sell marijuana to retail marijuana stores, to marijuana product manufacturing facilities, and to other marijuana cultivation facilities, but not to consumers. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Marijuana distributor: means an entity licensed to transport marijuana from a marijuana establishment to another marijuana establishment. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Marijuana establishment: means a marijuana cultivation facility, a marijuana testing facility, a marijuana product manufacturing facility, a marijuana distributor, or a retail marijuana store. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Marijuana paraphernalia: means any equipment, products, and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or designed for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repacking, storing, or containing marijuana, or for ingesting, inhaling, or otherwise introducing marijuana into the human body. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Marijuana product manufacturing facility: means an entity licensed to purchase marijuana, manufacture, process, and package marijuana and marijuana products, and sell marijuana and marijuana products to other marijuana product manufacturing facilities and to retail marijuana stores, but not to consumers. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Marijuana products: means products comprised of marijuana or concentrated marijuana and other ingredients that are intended for use or consumption, such as, but not limited to, edible products, ointments, and tinctures. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Marijuana testing facility: means an entity licensed to test marijuana and marijuana products, including for potency and contaminants. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Museum director: means the executive director of an institution of the Division appointed by the Administrator pursuant to NRS 381. See Nevada Revised Statutes 381.001
  • Nonsupporting parent: means the parent of a child born out of wedlock who has failed to provide an equitable share of his or her child"s necessary maintenance, education and support. See Nevada Revised Statutes 126.021
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Office: means the Office of Historic Preservation of the Department. See Nevada Revised Statutes 383.011
  • Parent and child relationship: means the legal relationship existing between a child and his or her natural or adoptive parents incident to which the law confers or imposes rights, privileges, duties and obligations. See Nevada Revised Statutes 126.021
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • physician: means a person who engages in the practice of medicine, including osteopathy and homeopathy. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.040
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • population: means the number of people in a specified area as determined by the last preceding national decennial census conducted by the Bureau of the Census of the United States Department of Commerce pursuant to Section 2 of Article I of the Constitution of the United States and reported by the Secretary of Commerce to the Governor pursuant to 13 U. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.050
  • Prehistoric: has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 381. See Nevada Revised Statutes 381.001
  • Prehistoric: has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 381. See Nevada Revised Statutes 383.011
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Process: means to harvest, dry, cure, trim, and separate parts of the marijuana plant by manual or mechanical means, such as sieving or ice water separation, but not by chemical extraction or chemical synthesis. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public place: means an area to which the public is invited or in which the public is permitted regardless of age. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Public schools: means all kindergartens and elementary schools, junior high schools and middle schools, high schools, charter schools and any other schools, classes and educational programs which receive their support through public taxation and, except for charter schools, whose textbooks and courses of study are under the control of the State Board. See Nevada Revised Statutes 385.007
  • public utility: means any person who furnishes electricity to other persons. See Nevada Revised Statutes 459A.010
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retail marijuana store: means an entity licensed to purchase marijuana from marijuana cultivation facilities, to purchase marijuana and marijuana products from marijuana product manufacturing facilities and retail marijuana stores, and to sell marijuana and marijuana products to consumers. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State Board: means the State Board of Education. See Nevada Revised Statutes 385.007
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unreasonably impracticable: means that the measures necessary to comply with the regulations require such a high investment of risk, money, time, or any other resource or asset that the operation of a marijuana establishment is not worthy of being carried out in practice by a reasonably prudent businessperson. See Nevada Revised Statutes 453D.030
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.