NRS 213.215 – Overview of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision

States in the Compact are all responsible for the supervision of adult offenders in accordance with rules of the compact. Compacting states recognize that Congress authorizes compacts for cooperative efforts and mutual support to prevent crime.

First Article of the Compact States the Overarching Purpose

The Interstate Commission formed hereunder, via joint action is the body legally mandated to guide and direct the promotion of public safety and protection of victims’ rights. The compact shall establish an Interstate Commission to help come up with unique procedures to manage the movement of adults under supervision.

All compacting states uphold that offenders have no right to reside in another state and legalized officers may at any given time retake the offenders placed under supervision, in regard to guidelines and provisions of the compact.

The policy of the compact provides that activities of the Interstate Commission are all public business.

Second Article Provides the Definitions of the Terms Used in the Compact

The definition of terms used in this compact is available in this article.

  • ‘’Adult’’ stands for both persons legally classified as adults and juveniles regarded and treated as adults by court order, statute or law.
  • “Bylaws” means the bylaws created by the Interstate Commission for direction and managing of the Interstate Commission’s actions.
  • “Compact administrator” stands for the person in every compacting state-mandated to manage the state’s supervision and offender’s’ transfer.
  • “Compacting State” is any state that has enacted the rule of this compact.
  • “Commissioner” means the voting representative of every state in the compact, according to Article 4 of this compact.
  • “Interstate Commission” is the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision created by the compact.
  • “Member” means the designee or compacting state commissioner.
  • “Non-compacting state” is any state that has not enacted the compact’s legislation
  • “Offender” is any adult under supervision for a criminal offense, released to the community by a court or other legal bodies
  • “Person” refers to any legal entity, individual or business enterprise.
  • “Rules” stands for acts of the Interstate Commission, significantly affecting interested teams, in accordance with article 8 of his compact.
  • “State” is any state of the US, District of Columbia
  • “State Council” stands for resident members of the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision.

Third Article Summarizes the Compact Commission

  • The compacting states shall establish the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision.
  • The Commission shall consist of commissioners appointed by resident members of each state council.
  • Every compacting state represented in a meeting is only entitled to one vote.
  • The Interstate Commission shall hold a meeting at least once each year.
  • The commission shall create an executive committee as determined by the bylaws.

Fourth Article Breaks Down the State Council

The Nevada State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision hereby established consists of:

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  1. The Compact Administrator.
  2. Three members appointed by the Governor.
  3. One member of the senate.
  4. One member of the assembly.
  5. One District judge.

Members of this State Council serve at the pleasure of the people that appointed them.

Legislators who serve as members of this state council shall receive payment in accordance with most members of the legislature in the first 60 days of the prior session of each day of attendance.

While conducting the council’s business, members of the commission are entitled to allowance like other state officers.

The supervision of the council shall constitute policies in regard to the compact within the state and also oversee and advocate on behalf of the council.

Fifth Article Breaks Down the Powers and Duties of the Interstate Commission

  1. To approve relevant key bylaws governing the management and operation of the Commission.
  2. To propagate rules for the effect of bylaws.
  3. To coordinate the movement of the offenders.
  4. To impose compliance with compact provisions and rules.
  5. To create and maintain offices.
  6. To purchase insurance and bonds.
  7. To accept or contract for services of personnel and staff.
  8. To introduce committees as per set guidelines.
  9. To elect and appoint officers, attorneys, agents or consultants and determine their compensation.
  10. To receive donations and grants.
  11. To establish a budget for the commission operations.
  12. To sue and to be sued.
  13. To offer dispute resolution for compacting states.
  14. To perform other functions as may be necessary.
  15. To yearly report to the legislatures, governors, judiciary and state councils of the compacting states.

NRS 213.215 further provides the structure of the Interstate Commission as well as the functions of each section as provided by this compact.

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