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Nevada Amends Its Consumer Reporting Law

By Michael Klazema on 6/26/2015

Governor Sandoval has approved Senate Bill 409, thereby amending the state’s Consumer Reporting Law (Nev. Rev. Stat. § 598C). The amendments to the law became effective upon the Governor’s signature on June 9, 2015.

Section 598C.150 relates to the purging of information from the files of reporting agencies. It was amended to read, in relevant part:

“A reporting agency shall periodically purge from its files and after purging shall not disclose, except as otherwise provided by a specific statute, including without limitation Section 1 of this act, any other civil judgment, a report of criminal proceedings, or other adverse information, excluding a record of a conviction of a crime, which precedes the report by more than 7 years. “

The amendment extends the obsolescence for criminal convictions reported by consumer agencies, thereby permitting the disclosure of convictions which precede the report by more than seven years.

You can view Senate Bill 409 here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Bills/SB/SB409_EN.pdf

What This Means For You:

  • Nevada has amended its law relating to requirements for consumer reporting agencies by removing the prohibition against disclosing a record of conviction of a crime which is more than 7 years old. This means that there is no limitation of time for which such a record may be disclosed.
  • Unless you set a limit on reporting criminal convictions in states where that reporting was not limited by law, we will start reporting convictions over seven years old for your Nevada applicants, without you needing to do anything.
  • If, as a business matter, you have instructed us not to report records that are older than some period, we will apply that instruction to your Nevada applicants, without you needing to do anything.
  • If you have questions, please contact Client Services.

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