Bills setting K-12 school funding, strengthening casino gun bans and helping laid off hospitality workers get their pre-pandemic jobs back were among measures moving a step closer to final passage Wednesday with action in the Senate and Assembly.
Nevada Democrats’ bids to make mail-in ballots permanent and position Nevada as the first presidential nominating state took a key step forward Tuesday.
Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a pair of bills that will limit no-knock warrants and allow the attorney general’s office to probe civil rights complaints made against police departments.
Nevada’s bid to enact the second state-based public option health benefit plan in the nation passed the state Senate Monday on a 12-9 party line vote and moved to the Assembly with one week remaining in the session.
With just one week remaining in Nevada’s biennial lawmaking session, advocates say progress on reaching promised goals of police reform has been minimal at best.
With the end of the state’s moratorium looming, Nevada lawmakers unveiled a bill Thursday aimed at helping renters who are facing eviction when it expires.
Unvaccinated personnel in the building are still required to wear a mask in any public area of the building but can remove the mask when in an office with the door closed.
Lawmakers launched the final two weeks of the legislative session Monday with final chamber votes on scores of bills, including measures that raise the legal age for tobacco use, decriminalize jaywalking and garnish casino winnings from people who owe child support.
In fits and starts, lawmakers on Friday moved some 80 bills through committees ahead of an end-of-day deadline as the Legislature closed in on its final two weeks of session.
The foundational bill for implementing the overhauled statewide school funding plan approved by lawmakers two years ago passed in Senate committee Tuesday.
Physicians, hospitals, insurers and business groups opposed a bill to create a public health insurance option, even as proponents said it would extend health care to those currently without it.