Author Archives: Jennifer Atlas

Bill Hearing Highlights AB97 AB97, a bill that would both create a work group to assist with federal studies on PFOS chemicals in drinking water as well as assist with clean up efforts on military bases throughout the state due to the high levels of the toxin in equipment, was heard by the Assembly Committee […]

Bill Hearing Highlights AB28 AB28 restores the inverse preference for businesses that want to come to Nevada. Vendors that receive a preference in their home state will receive a penalty to their Nevada score by the same amount. This was in place from 2003-2009 but was removed when a preference for businesses owned by disabled […]

Bill Highlight: AB110 This week, Governor Sisolak signed into law AB110, The Lobbying Disclosure and Regulation Act. Due to the uniqueness and virtual nature of this legislative session, this bill outlines the registration process for lobbyists as well as defines who qualifies as a lobbyist.  Under the Act, a person is a “lobbyist” and subject to […]

Presentations Department of Conservation and Natural Resources On March 11, the Senate Committee on Finance and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means held a joint session in which they heard budget hearings from various divisions within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. These included the Division of Water Resources, the Division of Forestry […]

Bill Hearings AB5 AB5, a bill that is intended to provide clarification on when decisions made by the Division of Water Resources are subject to being challenged through judicial review, was heard by the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources. Committee members were concerned over the language potentially providing a possibility of giving the State Engineer […]

Presentations Property Taxes On February 23, Briana Johnson and Dave Dawley, two County Assessors, gave a high-level presentation on property tax to the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development. Following the presentation, Committee members asked many clarifying questions related to the impact of the 2020 economic crisis on property value.  DMV The DMV proposed […]

The second week of the 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature brought more agency presentations, budgets, and a few bill hearings. A few highlights from the week: AB106 AB106 was introduced and moved quickly through the process. It was signed Friday morning by Governor Sisolak. The measure provides an additional $50 million for small businesses […]

On Monday, February 1st, Nevada’s 81st Legislative session began. With only legislators, staff, and a small group of press allowed in the building, session looks and feels very different this year. Committee hearings are being held via Zoom, and each legislator logs in from their individual offices. One welcome addition to this virtual session is that […]

Nevada’s 81st Legislative Session began today. The opening floor sessions looked very different from previous sessions, as family and friends were not in chambers with the legislators. Most of the work of the day was the swearing in of members and procedural rules. Legislators did vote unanimously to approve $15 million in funding for the legislative […]

Today,  Governor Sisolak issued a letter to State and local partners about accelerating infrastructure projects in the State to create immediate jobs for Nevadans.  The letter follows the Governor’s State of the State address last week where he spoke about the need for the State to collaborate with our local partners to find ways to create good […]