SB79 Request for Confidentiality

As a result of Senate Bill 79 (2017 Legislative Session), Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 293 will be amended to reflect the following: 

Effective October 1, 2017, the following persons may request that personal information contained within the records of the Secretary of State or a county or city clerk / registrar of voters be kept confidential:

1. Any justice or judge in this State;

2. Any senior justice or senior judge in this State;

3. Any court-appointed master in this State;

4. Any clerk of a court, court administrator or court executive officer in this State;

5. Any district attorney or attorney employed by the district attorney who as part of his or her normal job responsibilities prosecutes persons for crimes that are punishable as category A felonies or domestic violence;

6. Any state or county public defender who as part of his or her normal job responsibilities defends person for category A felonies or domestic violence; 

7. The spouse, domestic partner or minor child of a person described above;

8. The surviving spouse, domestic partner or minor child of a person described above, who was killed in the performance of his or duties. 

INFORMATION THAT WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL 

"Personal information" means:

  • The home address of a person;
  • The home address of the spouse, domestic partner or minor child of a person;
  • Any telephone number or electronic address of a person, but does not include an assessor's parcel number. 

Only personal information collected by the Secretary of State, a county or city clerk, or registrar of voters pursuant to Chapter 293 of NRS will be made confidential. 

REQUESTING CONFIDENTIALITY

Any eligible person who wishes to have his / her information be kept confidential, must obtain a court order that requires the Secretary of State, county or city clerk / registrar of voters to maintain the personal information in a confidential manner.  The order must be based on a sworn affidavit by the person.  The affidavit must: 

1. State that the affiant qualifies by law; and 

2. Set forth sufficient justification for the request for confidentiality.  

Once a court order is granted, it must be submitted to the Secretary of State's Office and accompanied by the SB79 Request for Confidentiality Form: SB79 Request for Confidentiality Form

If an eligible person requests confidentiality, the confidential information of that person may only be disclosed as provided in NRS 239.0115 or as otherwise specifically authorized by law. 

SUBMIT BY MAIL

Submit a copy of the court order and the SB79 Request for Confidentiality Form by mail to:

Secretary of State Nevada

State Capitol Building   

101 N. Carson Street, Suite 3

Carson City, NV 89701

SUBMIT IN PERSON

The court order and SB79 Request for Confidentiality Form may also be submitted in person to one of the following three offices:

Secretary of State

State Capitol Building   

101 N. Carson Street, Suite 3

Carson City, NV 89701

 

Secretary of State 

Meyers Annex

202 N. Carson Street

Carson City, NV 89701

 

Secretary of State

555 E. Washington Ave., Ste 5200

Las Vegas, NV 89101


FORMS

SB79 Request for Confidentiality Form

SB79 Request for Confidentiality Form Information Sheet

 

LINKS

SB79 on the Nevada Legislature website