The Nevada Legislature convened for its 81st regular session Monday, kicking off its biennial 120-day session slowly in a legislative building still shuttered due to the COVID-19 threat.
Twelve newcomers to Carson City — two in the state Senate, 10 in the Assembly — will join the Nevada Legislature when it convenes on Feb. 1.
Nevada’s 2021 Legislature is set to begin Monday, with mostly virtual sessions because of the coronavirus.
Nineteen apply to replace former state Sen. Yvanna Cancela, while six vie for ex-Assemblyman Alexander Assefa’s open seat.
The upcoming legislative session will be closed to the general public, with only lawmakers, essential staff and a limited number of media members allowed in the building due to COVID-19 concerns.