Nevada subcommittee suggests elimination of sports commission
By: Stephan Burklin
CARSON CITY, Nevada: A commission designed to help with the 1989 Nevada Special Olympics and the Nevada Senior Games is facing elimination.
A legislative subcommittee has recommended the commission be abolished after it could not find evidence of any meetings, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
State Senator Michael Schneider (Nevada) (D), one of the two nonvoting lawmakers appointed by legislative leadership was unable to say anything about it when contacted after the subcommittee vote on Friday.
“I don’t know anything about it,” he told the Las Vegas Sun. He said he had never been contacted by any representative from the sports commission and has never been to a meeting.
Legislative analysts were never able to successfully contact the commission to obtain information, and follow-up phone calls also went unanswered.
A spokeswoman for the governor’s office says there is no record of appointments since 2006.
The subcommittee also voted to retain the boards of Veterinary Medical Examiners and Geographic Names and the Council on Mortgage Investments and Mortgage Lending.