HomePoliticsNV COUNTY DECLARES SISOLAK CV19 ORDERS NULL & VOID Politics NV COUNTY DECLARES SISOLAK CV19 ORDERS NULL & VOID Dec. 15, 2020 Rob Lauer Political Reporter White Pine County Commission just passed a resolution Declaring their own “Economic Emergency” under Nevada Revised Statute NRS 414, voiding Governor Sisolak’s Emergency Orders. Gov. Sisolak has been threatening to withhold Federal Cares Act dollars from Counties who refuse to follow his Emergency Orders. But Nevada Attorney Joey Gilbert discovered in the Cares Act law, the governor does not have the authority to withhold those funds from counties. So, on December 9, 2020, White Pines County Commissioners approved a Resolution Declaring their own “Economic Emergency” which allows them to ignore Gov. Sisolak’s orders. White Pine CV19 Resolution White Pine County, which includes Ely, has been devastated economically by Gov. Sisolak’s Emergency CV19 orders. White Pines County’s resolution is truly creative in all its efforts to address Gov. Sisolak’s “one Size fits all’ Emergency Orders: “WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Nevada has exceeded his constitutional authority beyond the scope of his standard powers and any additional powers conferred upon him during a declared “state of emergency” without meaningful input from rural Nevada and without regard to the economic impact on rural Nevadans, resulting in contravention of rural Nevadans’ right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF WHITE PINE COUNTY, STATE OF NEVADA, hereby resolves: THAT IT DECLARES AN ECONOMIC STATE OF EMERGENCY” But this is the best part: “That due to the additional risk of exposure to COVID-19 caused by routinely visiting noncompliant businesses in more densely-populated parts of the State, government officials and agents from agencies outside White Pine County shall, with the exception of routine health and safety inspections authorized by Title 40 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, be required to quarantine for 14 days prior to conducting official business within businesses in White Pine County. Failure to follow local regulations may result in local prosecution.” The County Commission went further establishing a fund of $50,000 to reimburse any business fined by State Agencies. “That in an effort to combat economic damage resulting from enforcement of the Governor’s “emergency directives,” the Board of County Commissioners hereby establishes an “Economic Relief Fund” for business who have incurred Governor-emergency-directive-related expenses in the form of fines, penalties, or legal fees. The Fund shall be created from the County’s General Fund in the amount of $50,000″ No word from Gov. Sisolak about Whine Pine County’s declaration.