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N.R.S. 293.109 - “State officer” defined

Overview of Statute

This section defines “state officer.”


“State officer” means:

1.  The Governor;

2.  The Lieutenant Governor;

3.  The Secretary of State;

4.  The State Treasurer;

5.  The State Controller;

6.  The Attorney General;

7.  A justice of the Supreme Court;

8.  A judge of the Court of Appeals;

9.  A State Senator;

10.  A State Assemblyman or Assemblywoman;

11.  A regent of the University of Nevada;

12.  A member of the State Board of Education; or

13.  A district judge.

(Added to NRS by 1993, 2167; A 2013, 1776)

Definition [State]

A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293D.080.

Definition [Board]

As used in NRS 295.075 to 295.125, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires, “board” means the board of county commissioners.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 295.075.


Nevada Cases

Case Name: Miller v. Burk

Citation: 124 Nev. 579, 188 P.3d 1112

Year: 2008

Case URL:[...]

Case Summary:

  • A position on the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada is a "state office" under the term-limits amendment to the Nevada Constitution.
  • The court may issue a writ of mandamus to require an elections official to comply with the law and exclude the name of an unqualified candidate from the ballot.
  • A writ of mandamus was an available remedy in a pre-election challenge to the qualifications of certain state and local candidates under the term-limits amendment to the Nevada Constitution.
  • A constitutional amendment adopted through the initiative process becomes effective on the date of the canvass of the votes and applies only prospectively unless the amendment specifically provides otherwise.
  • The term-limits amendment to the Nevada Constitution barred certain state and local candidates from being re-elected where their prior terms of office commenced after the amendment's effective date.

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