2017 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 484C - Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Prohibited Substance
NRS 484C.230 - Hearing by Department; additional temporary license; judicial review; cancellation of temporary license. [Effective on the date of the repeal of the federal law requiring each state to make it unlawful for a person to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or greater as a condition to receiving federal funding for the construction of highways in this State.]
1. At any time while a person is not eligible for a license, permit or privilege to drive following an order of revocation issued pursuant to NRS 484C.220, the person may request in writing a hearing by the Department to review the order of revocation, but the person is only entitled to one hearing. The hearing must be conducted as soon as is practicable at any location, if the hearing officer permits each party and witness to attend the hearing by telephone, videoconference or other electronic means. The Director or agent of the Director may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of relevant books and papers and may require a reexamination of the requester. Unless the person is ineligible for a temporary license pursuant to NRS 484C.220, the Department shall issue an additional temporary license for a period which is sufficient to complete the administrative review.
2. The scope of the hearing must be limited to the issue of whether the person:
(a) Failed to submit to a required test provided for in NRS 484C.150 or 484C.160; or
(b) At the time of the test, had a concentration of alcohol of 0.10 or more in his or her blood or breath or a detectable amount of a controlled substance or prohibited substance in his or her blood or urine for which he or she did not have a valid prescription, as defined in NRS 453.128, or hold a valid registry identification card, as defined in NRS 453A.140.
↪ Upon an affirmative finding on either issue, the Department shall affirm the order of revocation. Otherwise, the order of revocation must be rescinded.
3. If, after the hearing, the order of revocation is affirmed, the person whose license, privilege or permit has been revoked is entitled to a review of the same issues in district court in the same manner as provided by chapter 233B of NRS. The court shall notify the Department upon the issuance of a stay, and the Department shall issue an additional temporary license for a period which is sufficient to complete the review.
4. If a hearing officer grants a continuance of a hearing at the request of the person whose license was revoked, or a court does so after issuing a stay of the revocation, the officer or court shall notify the Department, and the Department shall cancel the temporary license and notify the holder by mailing the order of cancellation to the person’s last known address.
(Added to NRS by 1969, 594; A 1971, 83; 1973, 485, 1504; 1975, 1463; 1981, 85; 1983, 1077; 1985, 1949; 1987, 1456; 1989, 1655; 1991, 1590; 1995, 1887; 1999, 2457, 3427; 2001, 172; 2003, 2562; 2007, 2048, 2049; 2015, 2539, effective on the date of the repeal of the federal law requiring each state to make it unlawful for a person to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or greater as a condition to receiving federal funding for the construction of highways in this State) — (Substituted in revision for NRS 484.387)