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File #: 21-1551   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/14/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/2/2021 Final action:
Title: Approve and authorize the Chief Financial Officer to execute a document notifying the Attorney General of the County's exercise of its option regarding payment of defense costs in conjunction with the County's participation in the State of Nevada's Fund for Insurance Premiums for tort claims and expenses relating to District Court employees, and to pay such expense. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report

CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

AGENDA ITEM

 

Petitioner:

Les Lee Shell, Chief Administrative Officer  Jessica L. Colvin, Chief Financial Officer

Recommendation: 

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Approve and authorize the Chief Financial Officer to execute a document notifying the Attorney General of the County's exercise of its option regarding payment of defense costs in conjunction with the County's participation in the State of Nevada's Fund for Insurance Premiums for tort claims and expenses relating to District Court employees, and to pay such expense.  (For possible action)

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FISCAL IMPACT:

Fund #:

6610.000

Fund Name:

Liability Insurance Pool

Fund Center:

1020502000

Funded PGM/Grant:

N/A

Amount:

$60,463.20

Description:

District Court Employee Coverage

Additional Comments:

N/A

 

BACKGROUND: 

NRS 331.187 allows the State of Nevada to charge counties for liability and defense costs incurred in defending lawsuits and claims arising from District Court employees' activities, excluding the activities of judges. The District Court Judges are State elected officers and are covered by the State liability system. Under NRS 331.187, the counties may elect to pay an assessment per employee of the District Court; hold the State harmless and assume all liability and costs of defense for the employees of the District Court; or reimburse the State for any liability and costs of defense that the State incurs for the employees of the District Court. Pursuant to the statute, Clark County has previously elected to pay an assessment per employee.

The fiscal year 2022 assessment is $85.40 per employee. The County has 708 District Court employees, resulting in a total fiscal year 2022 assessment of $60,463.20.