1. It is hereby declared to be the public policy of this State that:
(a) A public office is a public trust and shall be held for the sole benefit of the
(b) A public officer or employee must commit himself or herself to avoid conflicts
between the private interests of the public officer or employee and those of the general
public whom the public officer or employee serves.
2. The Legislature finds and declares that:
(a) The increasing complexity of state and local government, more and more closely
related to private life and enterprise, enlarges the potentiality for conflict of
(b) To enhance the people's faith in the integrity and impartiality of public officers
and employees, adequate guidelines are required to show the appropriate separation
between the roles of persons who are both public servants and private citizens.
(c) In interpreting and applying the provisions of this chapter that are applicable
to State Legislators, the Commission must give appropriate weight and proper deference
to the public policy of this State under which State Legislators serve as “citizen
Legislators” who have other occupations and business interests, who are expected to
have particular philosophies and perspectives that are necessarily influenced by the
life experiences of the Legislator, including, without limitation, professional, family
and business experiences, and who are expected to contribute those philosophies and
perspectives to the debate over issues with which the Legislature is confronted.
(d) The provisions of this chapter do not, under any circumstances, allow the Commission
to exercise jurisdiction or authority over or inquire into, intrude upon or interfere
with the functions of a State Legislator that are protected by legislative privilege
and immunity pursuant to the Constitution of the State of Nevada or NRS 41.071.
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