March 29, 2012

'Sunset Subcommittee' saves all three boards from chopping block

The Las Vegas Sun reports that a legislative subcommittee tasked with making recommendations regarding the elimination of dormant state boards and commissions has spared three boards from the chopping block during Tuesday's meeting.

The Gaming Policy Committee hadn't met in years but was called into meeting Wednesday by Gov. Sandoval to discuss internet gaming. That move prompted subcommittee member David Goldwater to propose the subcommittee "consider eliminating it at a later date."

The Well Driller's Advisory Board was also kept but a letter will be written to the state engineer to determine if it and the Contractors Board share any overlapping duties.

The Commission on Postsecondary Education -- responsible for "oversight and regulation of the private postsecondary school industry" -- was also kept.

The subcommittee will meet next month where it will decide on recommendations for the Nevada State Board on Geographic Names, the Board of Wildlife Commissioners and the Committee on Anatomical Dissection among others.