Daily Update- June 3, 2020 Emergency Ordinances in Local Governments

Today, the Las Vegas City Council met and heard an emergency ordinance that would ban certain large items like backpacks and strollers from protests. It passed unanimously as required by the emergency status and was not previously noticed. The ordinance will be in effect until July 31st. Clark County Commission called an emergency meeting to discuss a mostly similar ordinance but continued discussion to the June 16th meeting. Public comment at both meetings was overwhelmingly in opposition, as people are concerned about First Amendment rights, enforcement, and carrying essential items. 

The County agenda item and full meeting video can be found here:

Clark County Commission Ordinance


The City Council meeting can be found here:

City Council Video

Governor Sisolak issued the following statement via press release: 

“To all Nevadans lawfully protesting in the Valley this evening and this week: volunteer lawyers will be observing these protests. These legal observers will be wearing red T-shirts that say “LEGAL OBSERVER” — if you have any questions about how to lawfully express your rights or what conduct is lawful, please seek out one of these volunteers.” 

The Daily Situation Report

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bill to Help COVID-19 Workers With Education, Savings

Cortez Masto Calls for Workforce Development in Response to Economic Downturn

Rosen, Cortez Masto Statement on McConnell’s Blocking of Resolution in Support of Constitutional Right to Protest & Condemning President Trump’s Actions

During Hearing, Rosen Asks USPS Board of Governors Nominees on Steps the Postal Service is Taking to Aid U.S. During COVID-19 Pandemic

Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Help Renters During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Congressman Steven Horsford Calls for Formation of Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Commission

Agency Updates

Nevada COVID-19 Disease Outbreak Management Strategy and Concept of Operations

Record Volume of Calls to the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Call Center Inundate PUA Adjudication Line on First Day

AG Aaron D. Ford Hosts Second Justice & Injustice Panel: Learning With Legislative Leaders

Attorney General Ford Issues Statement on Officer Shootings During Local Protests

Nevada Primary Election Sees Early Voter Turnout

COVID-19 Release(s) of Liability as a Condition of Employment Information for Employers and Employees

Commissioners Support Aid for 2,800-plus Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

Articles of Interest

State to acquire 200,000 test kits, 600 contact tracers, 60-day supply of personal protective equipment under new COVID-19 response plan (NV Indy)

Clark County Commission delays decision on protest backpack ban as local governments grapple with response to protests (NV Indy)

Travel demand to Las Vegas surges with casinos slated to reopen (LVRJ)

Las Vegas’ jobless rate highest among major US cities in April

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