2015 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 76 - State Business Licenses
NRS 76.160 - Confidentiality of records and files of Secretary of State.

NV Rev Stat § 76.160 (2015) What's This?

1. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter and NRS 239.0115, the records and files of the Secretary of State concerning the administration of this chapter are confidential and privileged. The Secretary of State, and any employee of the Secretary of State engaged in the administration of this chapter or charged with the custody of any such records or files, shall not disclose any information obtained from those records or files. Neither the Secretary of State nor any employee of the Secretary of State may be required to produce any of the records, files and information for the inspection of any person or for use in any action or proceeding.

2. The records and files of the Secretary of State concerning the administration of this chapter are not confidential and privileged in the following cases:

(a) Testimony by a member or employee of the Secretary of State and production of records, files and information on behalf of the Secretary of State or a person in any action or proceeding pursuant to the provisions of this chapter if that testimony or the records, files or information, or the facts shown thereby, are directly involved in the action or proceeding.

(b) Delivery to a person or his or her authorized representative of a copy of any document filed by the person pursuant to this chapter.

(c) Publication of statistics so classified as to prevent the identification of a particular business or document.

(d) Exchanges of information with the Internal Revenue Service in accordance with compacts made and provided for in such cases.

(e) Disclosure in confidence to any person authorized to audit the accounts of the Secretary of State in pursuance of an audit, or to the Attorney General or other legal representative of the State in connection with an action or proceeding pursuant to this chapter, or to any agency of this or any other state charged with the administration or enforcement of laws relating to workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, public assistance, taxation, labor or gaming.

(f) Exchanges of information pursuant to subsection 3.

(g) Disclosure of information concerning whether or not a person conducting a business in this State has a state business license and, if the person is conducting a business in this State, the street address in this State at which the person is conducting that business.

3. The Secretary of State may agree with any county fair and recreation board or the governing body of any county, city or town for the continuing exchange of information concerning taxpayers.

4. Upon the request of any law enforcement agency in the course of a criminal investigation or upon the request of any agency or political subdivision of this State, another state or the United States in the course of an enforcement action, the Secretary of State may provide to the requesting law enforcement agency, agency or political subdivision information contained in its records and files relating to a state business license.

5. The Secretary of State shall periodically, as he or she deems appropriate, but not less often than annually, transmit to the Administrator of the Division of Industrial Relations of the Department of Business and Industry a list of the businesses of which the Secretary of State has a record. The list must include the mailing address of the business as reported to the Secretary of State.

(Added to NRS by 2009, 2032; A 2013, 832)

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