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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Nevada Attorney General''' is [[Nevada]]'s chief legal counsel. The [[Attorney General|attorney general]] represents the people of Nevada in civil and criminal matters before trial, appellate and the supreme courts of Nevada and the United States. The attorney general also serves as legal counsel to state officers and, with few exceptions, to state agencies, boards and commissions.
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|State = Nevada
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|Office=Attorney General
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|Office type =  Partisan
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|Office website = http://ag.nv.gov/
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|Budget = 13,548,852
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|Budget year =2012-2013
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|Term limits = Two terms
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|Length of term = 4 years
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|Authority =[[Article 5, Nevada Constitution#Section 19|Nevada Constitution, Article V, Section 19]]
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|Selected = Elected
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|Current officeholder = Catherine Cortez Masto
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|Partisan = Democratic
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|Officeholder image = Catherine Cortez Masto.jpg
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|Assumed office =  January 2007
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|Compensation = 133,000
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|Next election =[[Nevada attorney general election, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Last election=[[Nevada Attorney General election, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Other offices = [[Governor of Nevada|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Nevada|Lieutenant Governor]] • [[Nevada Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Nevada Attorney General|Attorney General]] • [[Nevada Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Nevada Controller|Controller]] • [[Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] • [[Nevada Director of Agriculture|Agriculture Director]] • [[Nevada Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Nevada Director of Conservation and Natural Resources|Director of Conservation and Natural Resources]] • [[Nevada Commissioner of Labor|Labor Commissioner]] • [[Nevada Public Utilities Commission|Public Utilities Commission]] • [[Nevada Director of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation|Employment, Training and Rehabilitation]]
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}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Attorney General of [[Nevada]]''' is the state's chief legal counsel. The [[Attorney General|attorney general]] represents the people of [[Nevada]] in civil and criminal matters before trial, appellate and the supreme courts of Nevada and the United States. The attorney general also serves as legal counsel to state officers and, with few exceptions, to state agencies, boards and commissions.
  
 
The attorney general may also work with or help district attorneys, local law enforcement, and federal and international criminal justice agencies in the administration of justice. In addition, the attorney general establishes and operates projects and programs to protect Nevadans from fraud or illegal activities that target consumers or threaten public safety, and enforces laws that safeguard the environment and natural resources. Under the [[Nevada Constitution|state Constitution]], the attorney general is elected to a four-year term.  
 
The attorney general may also work with or help district attorneys, local law enforcement, and federal and international criminal justice agencies in the administration of justice. In addition, the attorney general establishes and operates projects and programs to protect Nevadans from fraud or illegal activities that target consumers or threaten public safety, and enforces laws that safeguard the environment and natural resources. Under the [[Nevada Constitution|state Constitution]], the attorney general is elected to a four-year term.  
  
The current officeholder is [[Catherine Cortez Masto]].
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==Current officeholder==
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The current officeholder is [[Catherine Cortez Masto]]. She has served since 2007.<ref name="bio">[http://ag.state.nv.us/about/agbio.html ''Nevada Attorney General'' "Meet the Attorney General" Accessed November 1, 2012]</ref>
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==Authority==
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The [[Nevada Constitution|state Constitution]] addresses the office of attorney general in [[Article 5, Nevada Constitution#Section 19|Article V, the Executive Department]].
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Under Article V, Section 19:
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''A Secretary of State, a Treasurer, a Controller, and an Attorney General, shall be elected at the same time and places, and in the same manner as the Governor.''
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==Qualifications==
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There are no specific qualifications for this office.
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==Vacancies==
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As established by [[Article 5, Nevada Constitution#Section 8|Article 5, Section 8]] of the [[Nevada Constitution]], in the event of a vacancy, the governor fills the office by appointment. The appointee serves until a successor is elected and qualified.
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==Duties==
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==Divisions==
 
==Divisions==
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*'''Criminal Justice''':Criminal Justice Division is comprised of 4 prosecution units in 4 regional offices across the state. These units are: the Public Integrity Unit, Special Prosecutions Unit, Insurance Fraud Unit and Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit.
 
*'''Criminal Justice''':Criminal Justice Division is comprised of 4 prosecution units in 4 regional offices across the state. These units are: the Public Integrity Unit, Special Prosecutions Unit, Insurance Fraud Unit and Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit.
 
*'''Gaming''': A large portion of the division's litigation is comprised of disciplinary actions brought against gaming licensees for violations of gaming regulations and statutes, litigating disputes regarding the proper payment of taxes and fees, hearings on the surrender of gaming licenses for non-payment of taxes, and actions to add to the list of excluded persons (Black Book).
 
*'''Gaming''': A large portion of the division's litigation is comprised of disciplinary actions brought against gaming licensees for violations of gaming regulations and statutes, litigating disputes regarding the proper payment of taxes and fees, hearings on the surrender of gaming licenses for non-payment of taxes, and actions to add to the list of excluded persons (Black Book).
*'''Health and Human Services''': includes its Divisions of Health Care Finance and Policy (Medicaid), Welfare and Supportive Services, Health, Mental Health and Developmental Services, Aging Services and the Division of Child and Family Services.
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*'''Health and Human Services''': includes its Divisions of Healthcare Finance and Policy (Medicaid), Welfare and Supportive Services, Health, Mental Health and Developmental Services, Aging Services and the Division of Child and Family Services.
 
*'''Information Services'''  
 
*'''Information Services'''  
 
*'''Investigations''':investigate criminal offenses committed by state officers and employees
 
*'''Investigations''':investigate criminal offenses committed by state officers and employees
*'''Litigation''': It provides litigation assistance and advice to deputy attorney generals in other Divisions handling their own litigation.
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*'''Litigation''': It provides litigation assistance and advice to deputy attorneys general in other Divisions handling their own litigation.
 
*'''Transportation and Public Safety'''
 
*'''Transportation and Public Safety'''
 
*'''Specialized areas''':
 
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**Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit
 
**Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit
  
==Campaign finance==
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==Elections==
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[[File:NV SEO org chart.JPG|200px|right|thumb|Nevada state government organizational chart]]
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The Attorney General of [[Nevada]] is a publicly elected official who serves a term of four years in length. As specified in [[Article 5, Nevada Constitution#Section 19|Article V, Section 19 of the Nevada State Constitution]], a term-limit of two four year terms is imposed on those who occupy this statewide position.
  
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===Full History===
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====[[Democratic]] Primary====
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*'''2010 Race for Attorney General - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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====[[Republican]] Primary====
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====General Election====
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|Office= Attorney General of Nevada
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|party1= Democratic
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|winner1 = [[Catherine Cortez Masto]]
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|losers = [[Travis Barrick]] and Joel F. Hansen
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|candidate2 = Travis Barrick
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|votes2 = 251447
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|candidate3 = Joel F. Hansen
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<big>'''2006'''</big>
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*'''2006 Race for Attorney General - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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|party1= Democratic
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|losers = Don Chairez
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|votes1 = 303587
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|party2= Democratic
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|candidate2 = Don Chairez
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|votes2 = 204691
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<big>'''2002'''</big>
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|Office= Attorney General of Nevada
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|party1= Republican
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|winner1 = Brian Sandoval
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|Inc1 = N
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|losers = John Hunt and Jonathan Hansen
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|votes1 = 290471
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|party2= Democratic
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|candidate2 = John Hunt
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|votes2 = 167513
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|party3= Independent American
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|candidate3 = Jonathan Hansen
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|votes3 = 20018
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==Campaign finance==
 
:''Main article: [[Campaign finance requirements for Nevada ballot measures]]''
 
:''Main article: [[Campaign finance requirements for Nevada ballot measures]]''
  
The Nevada Attorney General is responsible for all disciplinary matters of the state's campaign finance laws.  All complaints are referred to the Attorney General from the [[Nevada Secretary of State]].  The first step in filing a complaint against a person or a committee is to file with the Secretary of State.  The Attorney General handles all complaints regardless if it involves civil or criminal law<ref>[http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-294A.html#NRS294ASec281 "Nevada Legislature" Nevada Campaign Finance Law](Referenced Section 294A.410(1)(B))</ref>.
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The Attorney General of [[Nevada]] is responsible for all disciplinary matters of the state's campaign finance laws.  All complaints are referred to the Attorney General from the [[Nevada Secretary of State|Secretary of State's Office]].  The first step in filing a complaint against a person or a committee is to file with the Secretary of State.  The Attorney General handles all complaints regardless if it involves civil or criminal law.<ref>[http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-294A.html#NRS294ASec281 "Nevada Legislature" Nevada Campaign Finance Law](Referenced Section 294A.410(1)(B))</ref>
  
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==State budget==
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The Office of the Attorney General's budget for 2012-2013 was $13,548,852.<ref>[https://nelis.leg.state.nv.us/76th2011/App#/76th2011/Bill/Text/AB580/BD_AB580_EN ''Nevada Electronic Legislative Information System,'' "2011 76th Regular Session Assembly Bill No.580," 1-2, accessed July 5, 2013]</ref>
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==Compensation==
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:: ''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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===2013===
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In 2013, the attorney general was paid an estimated 141,086.<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11_2013.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials: Annual Salaries, accessed January 30, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
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In 2012, the attorney general was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$133,000]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
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===2010===
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In 2010, the Nevada Attorney General was paid an estimated $133,000 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 22, 2011]</ref>
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==Historical officeholders==
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==Recent news==
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==Contact Information==
 
==Contact Information==
Office of the Attorney General<BR>
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100 North Carson Street<BR>
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'''Capitol Address:'''<br>
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4717<BR>
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Office of the Attorney General<br>
Phone:775-684-1100<BR>
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Carson City Office<br>
Fax:775-684-1108
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100 North Carson Street<br>
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Carson City, NV 89701-4717<br>
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'''Phone:''' (775) 684-1100<br>
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'''Fax:''' (775) 684-1108
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Catherine Cortez Masto|Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto]]
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*[[Nevada Governor]]
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*[[Nevada Lieutenant Governor]]
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*[[Nevada Secretary of State]]
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Revision as of 18:33, 9 March 2014

Nevada Attorney General
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2012-2013 FY Budget:  $13,548,852
Term limits:  Two terms
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Nevada Constitution, Article V, Section 19
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Catherine Cortez Masto.jpg
Name:  Catherine Cortez Masto
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  January 2007
Compensation:  $133,000
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
Other Nevada Executive Offices
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The Attorney General of Nevada is the state's chief legal counsel. The attorney general represents the people of Nevada in civil and criminal matters before trial, appellate and the supreme courts of Nevada and the United States. The attorney general also serves as legal counsel to state officers and, with few exceptions, to state agencies, boards and commissions.

The attorney general may also work with or help district attorneys, local law enforcement, and federal and international criminal justice agencies in the administration of justice. In addition, the attorney general establishes and operates projects and programs to protect Nevadans from fraud or illegal activities that target consumers or threaten public safety, and enforces laws that safeguard the environment and natural resources. Under the state Constitution, the attorney general is elected to a four-year term.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Catherine Cortez Masto. She has served since 2007.[1]

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of attorney general in Article V, the Executive Department.

Under Article V, Section 19:

A Secretary of State, a Treasurer, a Controller, and an Attorney General, shall be elected at the same time and places, and in the same manner as the Governor.

Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications for this office.

Vacancies

As established by Article 5, Section 8 of the Nevada Constitution, in the event of a vacancy, the governor fills the office by appointment. The appointee serves until a successor is elected and qualified.

Duties

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that outlines the key responsibilities of a state executive office. That information for the Attorney General of Nevada has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Divisions

The office is divided into the following divisions:

  • Bureau of Consumer Protection:Enforces consumer protection statutes; consumer rights education; filing consumer complaints; advocating consumer voice in cases with privately held utility companies.
  • Civil: largest division of the attorney general, which is providing legal representation to over 200 state agencies, boards and commissions.
  • Criminal Justice:Criminal Justice Division is comprised of 4 prosecution units in 4 regional offices across the state. These units are: the Public Integrity Unit, Special Prosecutions Unit, Insurance Fraud Unit and Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit.
  • Gaming: A large portion of the division's litigation is comprised of disciplinary actions brought against gaming licensees for violations of gaming regulations and statutes, litigating disputes regarding the proper payment of taxes and fees, hearings on the surrender of gaming licenses for non-payment of taxes, and actions to add to the list of excluded persons (Black Book).
  • Health and Human Services: includes its Divisions of Healthcare Finance and Policy (Medicaid), Welfare and Supportive Services, Health, Mental Health and Developmental Services, Aging Services and the Division of Child and Family Services.
  • Information Services
  • Investigations:investigate criminal offenses committed by state officers and employees
  • Litigation: It provides litigation assistance and advice to deputy attorneys general in other Divisions handling their own litigation.
  • Transportation and Public Safety
  • Specialized areas:
    • Domestic Violence Unit
    • Insurance Fraud Unit
    • Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
    • Nevada Missing Children's Clearinghouse
    • Nevada Technological Crime Board
    • Open Meeting Law Enforcement Unit
    • Private Investigator's Licensing Board
    • Public Integrity Unit
    • Senior Medicare Patrol
    • Tobacco Unit
    • Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit

Elections

Nevada state government organizational chart

The Attorney General of Nevada is a publicly elected official who serves a term of four years in length. As specified in Article V, Section 19 of the Nevada State Constitution, a term-limit of two four year terms is imposed on those who occupy this statewide position.

Full History


Campaign finance

Main article: Campaign finance requirements for Nevada ballot measures

The Attorney General of Nevada is responsible for all disciplinary matters of the state's campaign finance laws. All complaints are referred to the Attorney General from the Secretary of State's Office. The first step in filing a complaint against a person or a committee is to file with the Secretary of State. The Attorney General handles all complaints regardless if it involves civil or criminal law.[3]

State budget

The Office of the Attorney General's budget for 2012-2013 was $13,548,852.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the attorney general was paid an estimated 141,086.[5]

2012

In 2012, the attorney general was paid an estimated $133,000. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Nevada Attorney General was paid an estimated $133,000 according to the Council of State Governments.[6]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Attorney General of Nevada has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

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Contact Information

Nevada

Capitol Address:
Office of the Attorney General
Carson City Office
100 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701-4717

Phone: (775) 684-1100
Fax: (775) 684-1108

See also

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