The G3Wire- July 1, 2022

During the 2021 Legislative Session, over 400 bills were passed and signed by Governor Sisolak. Today, July 1st, 19 of the bills go into effect. We wanted to provide a rundown on some of those bills:

AB456 (2019): Minimum wage increases to $10.50 an hour

  • This is an increase of 75 cents an hour
  • The $10.50 an hour is for workers who are not offered health insurance. The wage is $9.50 for those offered benefits.

AB376: Creates the ‘Keep Nevada Working’ Task Force

  • This bill creates a task force consisting of the lieutenant governor and eight appointed members from immigrant advocacy groups, business and labor organizations, faith-based and nonprofit organizations, and immigration and criminal justice advocacy groups.
  • Requires the attorney general’s office to publish “model policies” that provide recommendations to limit immigration enforcement at schools, health care facilities, court houses and other government agencies.

AB177: Prescription information in different languages

  • Requires pharmacies offer directions on prescription bottles in several languages at a patient’s request. 
  • Suggested required languages are  Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Amharic, Somali, Vietnamese and Korean.

AB363: Short-term rental regulations

  • Allows Clark County and other municipalities to set regulations 
  • Counties can establish the amount of the annual fees and the maximum number of rentals a  person may hold but may not prohibit short-term rentals

Full list of Bills and Resolutions Effective July 1, 2022

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Support Public Safety Officers and Their Families

Cortez Masto Announces $1.9 Million for Affordable Housing in Nevada

Rosen, Colleagues Urge Congressional Leadership to Extend Affordable Care Act Subsidies

Rosen-Created Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program Accepting Applications from Public Entities and Nonprofits

Congresswoman Titus, Senator Markey Lead Fight For Lgbtqi+ Protections

Titus Cracks Down On Illegal, Offshore Sports Books

Amodei Reacts To Disappointing Scotus Title 42 Immigration Ruling

Horsford Votes For Historic Gun Safety Package That Includes Community Violence Intervention Programs He Authored

Updates from the Governor’s Office

Governor Steve Sisolak joins Governors calling on Congress to lower the cost of health insurance

Governor Steve Sisolak signs Executive Order strengthening protections for those seeking access to reproductive health care in Nevada

Governor Steve Sisolak appoints Maria Gall to the Eighth Judicial District Court, Dept 9

State Agency and Local Government Updates

SNHD: Second monkeypox case in a Clark County resident reported

Attorney General Ford Releases Statement After SCOTUS Decision Gutting the Environmental Protection Agency

Attorney General Ford Joins Multistate Coalition Demanding Swift Federal Action to Protect Children from Toxic Metals in Baby Foods

Attorney General Ford Joins National Coalition of Attorneys General, Issues Joint Statement Reaffirming Commitment to Protecting Access to Abortion Care

GOED: Gov. Sisolak Announces $3.7 million For Rural Community Development

Harry Reid International Airport to Reopen Sunset Viewing Area Ahead of Holiday Weekend  

May 2022 Nevada Gaming Revenues and Collections

Students in Nevada won’t worry about school meals next year

Articles of Interest

Signature-collection deadline disqualifies several proposed ballot initiatives (NV Independent)

Backers of North Las Vegas rent control submit signatures to get measure on ballot (NV Independent)

Strip, downtown casinos propel Nevada’s 15th straight billion-dollar revenue month (NV Independent)

New Las Vegas hotel-casino ready to break ground next to airport (LVRJ)

1st offshoot of underground transit loop opens at Resorts World (LVRJ)

Grant helps state launch rural mental health pilot program (NV Current)

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