§ 541.010 Short title
§ 541.020 Definitions
§ 541.030 Legislative declarations
§ 541.040 District courts vested with jurisdiction to establish water conservancy districts; limitation of powers
§ 541.050 Establishment of district: Requirements; filing of petitions; contents; effect of defects; amendments and corrections
§ 541.060 Filing of bond
§ 541.070 Time and place for hearing; jurisdiction of district court; judge not to be disqualified
§ 541.080 Protesting petition; requisite signers; filing and objections; decree establishing district; place of business; dismissal of petition or proceedings; finality and conclusiveness of order; appeal; collateral attack
§ 541.090 Findings and decree to be filed with Secretary of State, county recorders and county clerks
§ 541.100 Board of directors: Appointment; qualifications; terms; filling of vacancies; meetings and reports
§ 541.110 Directors: Oath; officers; seal; record of proceedings of board; copy of minutes or audio recordings; compensation
§ 541.120 Quorum of board
§ 541.130 Duties of secretary; board may employ chief engineer, attorney and other employees
§ 541.140 Powers of board
§ 541.145 Powers of board concerning irrigation, flood control, drainage, safety and health projects
§ 541.150 Subdistricts: Organization; proceedings; board’s consent to furnish water; decree of organization; powers and duties of board of directors
§ 541.160 Board may levy and collect taxes and special assessments; classification of methods
§ 541.170 Board to fix rate of levy under class A; maximum rate; certification to county commissioners
§ 541.180 Board may sell or lease water to municipalities upon petition; levy and collection of special assessments under class B
§ 541.190 Board may sell or lease water to irrigation districts; levy and collection of special assessments under class C
§ 541.200 Board may sell or lease water to persons and private corporations on petition; levy and collection of taxes under class D
§ 541.205 Board may undertake irrigation, flood control, drainage, safety and health projects; levy and collection of special assessments under class E
§ 541.207 Board or subcontracting agency not required to furnish water for artificially created lake or stream if restricted or prohibited by ordinances; exceptions
§ 541.210 Board may levy additional assessments to pay deficiencies
§ 541.220 Board to hear objections to assessments; procedure; appeal to district court
§ 541.230 Officials charged with duty to collect taxes; taxes levied create equal lien
§ 541.240 Sale of real property for unpaid taxes and assessments
§ 541.250 Property exempt from assessments
§ 541.260 Board may dispose of water under contracts
§ 541.270 Liens to secure payment of annual installments
§ 541.280 Board may create sinking fund
§ 541.290 Powers of board in distribution of water
§ 541.300 Contracts relating to electrical energy
§ 541.310 Change of boundaries: Petition for inclusion of other lands; procedure
§ 541.320 Petition for exclusion of lands in district; procedure; court order
§ 541.330 Board may enter into contracts relative to payments to be made to United States
§ 541.340 Acquisition of works: Procedure for creation of indebtedness; elections
§ 541.350 Publication of resolution for creation of indebtedness
§ 541.360 Conduct of election; canvass of returns
§ 541.370 Majority vote required to authorize indebtedness; resubmission of proposition
§ 541.380 Board may petition court for judicial determination of orders, acts, power, taxes and contracts
§ 541.390 Notice; jurisdiction of district court not lost for failure to give notice
§ 541.400 Cases to be heard by court at earliest practicable moment
§ 541.410 Liberal construction of chapter
§ 541.420 Conflicting laws declared nonoperative

Terms Used In Nevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 541 - Water Conservancy Districts

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Board: means the board of directors of the district. See Nevada Revised Statutes 541.020
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • county: includes Carson City. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.033
  • Court: means the district court of that judicial district of the State of Nevada wherein the petition for the organization of a water conservancy district must be filed. See Nevada Revised Statutes 541.020
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: means a natural person, any form of business or social organization and any other nongovernmental legal entity including, but not limited to, a corporation, partnership, association, trust or unincorporated organization. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.039
  • Property: means real estate and personal property. See Nevada Revised Statutes 541.020
  • real estate: means real estate as the words "real estate" are defined by the laws of the State of Nevada, and includes all railroads, highways, roads, streets, street improvements, telephone, telegraph and transmission lines, gas, sewer and water systems, water rights, pipelines and rights-of-way of public service corporations, and all other real property whether held for public or private use. See Nevada Revised Statutes 541.020
  • Subcontracting agency: means a public service, public, private or other corporation, or other entity which contracts with the district for the purchase, transfer or acquisition from it of water, drainage or electric power. See Nevada Revised Statutes 541.020
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Works: means drains, channels, trenches, watercourses and other surface and subsurface conduits to effect drainage, dams, storage reservoirs, compensatory and replacement reservoirs, canals, conduits, pipelines, drains, tunnels, power plants and any and all works, facilities, improvements and property necessary or convenient for the supplying of water for domestic, irrigation, power, milling, manufacturing, mining, metallurgical, and any and all other beneficial uses, and for otherwise accomplishing the purposes of this chapter. See Nevada Revised Statutes 541.020