§ 598B.010 Short title
§ 598B.020 Declaration of public policy
§ 598B.030 Definitions
§ 598B.040 ‘Applicant’ defined
§ 598B.050 ‘Credit’ defined
§ 598B.060 ‘Creditor’ defined
§ 598B.070 ‘Division’ defined
§ 598B.075 ‘Marital status’ defined
§ 598B.080 ‘Person’ defined
§ 598B.090 Administration of chapter; duties of Commissioner of Financial Institutions
§ 598B.100 Unlawful to discriminate on basis of race, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin or ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status
§ 598B.110 Considerations in determining creditworthiness
§ 598B.115 Extension of credit to be mailed to same address as solicitation; exception
§ 598B.120 Separate credit accounts of married persons not to be aggregated for certain purposes
§ 598B.130 Separate reporting of credit histories required
§ 598B.135 Credit history of spouse deemed identical to applicant under certain circumstances; violation constitutes discrimination on basis of marital status
§ 598B.140 Administrative remedies: Complaint to Division
§ 598B.150 Administrative remedies: Investigation and hearing by Division; witnesses
§ 598B.160 Administrative remedies: Injunctive relief
§ 598B.170 Civil remedies: Injunctive relief; damages; remedies not cumulative with federal law
§ 598B.180 Limitation of actions

Terms Used In Nevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 598B - Equal Opportunity for Credit

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Administrative officer: means a person with overall executive and administrative responsibility for those state or nonstate intellectual and developmental disability centers designated by the Administrator. See Nevada Revised Statutes 435.007
  • Administrator: means the Administrator of the Division. See Nevada Revised Statutes 435.007
  • Administrator: means the Administrator of the Division. See Nevada Revised Statutes 439.005
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • 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.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • county: includes Carson City. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.033
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Nevada Revised Statutes 435.007
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See Nevada Revised Statutes 439.005
  • Developmental disability: means autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy or any other neurological condition diagnosed by a qualified professional that:

    (a) Is manifested before the person affected attains the age of 22 years;

    (b) Is likely to continue indefinitely;

    (c) Results in substantial functional limitations, as measured by a qualified professional, in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:

    (1) Taking care of oneself;

    (2) Understanding and use of language;

    (3) Learning;

    (4) Mobility;

    (5) Self-direction; and

    (6) Capacity for independent living; and

    (d) Results in the person affected requiring a combination of individually planned and coordinated services, support or other assistance that is lifelong or has an extended duration. See Nevada Revised Statutes 435.007

  • Director: means the Director of the Department. See Nevada Revised Statutes 439.005
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Division: means the Aging and Disability Services Division of the Department. See Nevada Revised Statutes 435.007
  • Division: means the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department. See Nevada Revised Statutes 439.005
  • Division facility: means any unit or subunit operated by the Division for the care, treatment and training of consumers. See Nevada Revised Statutes 435.007
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act: Prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because an applicant receives income from a public assistance program. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intellectual disability: means significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period. See Nevada Revised Statutes 435.007
  • 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.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Medical director: means the chief medical officer of any program of the Division for persons with intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities. See Nevada Revised Statutes 435.007
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Parent: means the parent of a child. See Nevada Revised Statutes 435.007
  • Person: includes a child and any other consumer with an intellectual disability and a child or any other consumer with a developmental disability who has attained the age of 18 years. See Nevada Revised Statutes 435.007
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • substantial bodily harm: means :

    1. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.060

  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Training: means a program of services directed primarily toward enhancing the health, welfare and development of persons with intellectual disabilities or persons with developmental disabilities through the process of providing those experiences that will enable the person to:

    (a) Develop his or her physical, intellectual, social and emotional capacities to the fullest extent;

    (b) Live in an environment that is conducive to personal dignity; and

    (c) Continue development of those skills, habits and attitudes essential to adaptation in contemporary society. See Nevada Revised Statutes 435.007

  • 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.
  • Treatment: means any combination of procedures or activities, of whatever level of intensity and whatever duration, ranging from occasional counseling sessions to full-time admission to a residential facility. See Nevada Revised Statutes 435.007
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.