State of Nevada Executive Order - Executive Department

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2016-21 

Order Amending the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee

WHEREAS, I, as Governor of the State of Nevada, established the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee by issuing Executive Order 2015-09 on July 6, 2015;

WHEREAS, Executive Order 2015-09 directed that the Committee shall expire after it delivers its report to the Governor and the Interim Finance Committee of the Nevada State Legislature on or before July 31, 2016, unless further directed by the Governor; and

WHEREAS, the tourism industry of Southern Nevada, including existing infrastructure and proposed improvement projects, are best served by an adequate law enforcement presence;

WHEREAS, since 2013 the State of Nevada and the local governments of Clark County have sought to address the needs of area law enforcement pursuant to enabling legislation enacted during the 27th Special Session of the Nevada State Legislature;

WHEREAS, the enabling legislation that would have allowed additional funding of law enforcement expired on July 1, 2016;

WHEREAS, maintaining an ever-present vigilance to ensure the continued safety of all tourists and residents within Southern Nevada is an essential function of government;

WHEREAS, increased law enforcement funding is a fundamental component of analyzing any infrastructure investment in Southern Nevada, especially where improvement projects contemplate attracting new visitors and growing business opportunities; and

WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides: "The supreme executive power of this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada."

NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada and the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
  1. Executive Order 2015-09 shall be amended to extend the existence of the Committee and the time period for filing its report to the Governor and the Interim Finance Committee of the Nevada State Legislature from July 31, 2016, until September 30, 2016; 
  2. Executive Order 2015-09 shall be amended to allow for the Committee to make recommendations regarding funding from appropriate sources to adequately address increased law enforcement and policing needs to support and protect Southern Nevada's vital tourism infrastructure, visitors, and residents; and
  3. Executive Order 2015-09 shall remain in force and effect in all other respects.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 13th day of  July, in the year two thousand  sixteen.

Official Nevada State Seal          Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson