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What does NRS stand for? (Nevada Revised Statutes)
NRS stands for Nevada Revised Statutes. The NRS is a compilation of all the current state laws in Nevada. The NRS is updated by the Legislative Counsel Bureau whenever new legislation passes that adds, amends, or repeals existing laws.
What does the NRS consist of?
The NRS consists of four main divisions, including:
The Remedial Code, covering courts, civil procedures, and remedies.
The Civil Code, covering legal relationships between people.
The Penal Code, covering crimes, penalties, and criminal procedures.
The Political Code, covering how state and local governments are structured and regulated
The NRS is divided into titles, which are then divided into chapters. Every statute consists of a decimal number that corresponds to its location in the code. For example, NRS 207.200 refers to chapter 207, section .200. After every statute are dates, indicating when the law was implemented and modified.
People can view the NRS for free online. Otherwise, the NRS is printed in 63 volumes and can be purchased as a CD-ROM.
Are there other “NRS” acronyms?
In addition to NRS, the Nevada Revised Statutes is also abbreviated as N.R.S. or Nev. Rev. Stat.
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