Daily Update- July 1, 2020 Special Session Scheduled

Today, Governor Sisolak announced that he is planning to begin a special session to address the State’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget on Wednesday, July 8. The planned date of the session was determined after coordinating with legislative leadership. 

From today’s press release:

“The formal proclamation to convene a special session of the Nevada State Legislature will be issued by the Governor’s Office at a later date. The Governor and legislative leadership are working to assess potential additional items to be included in any special session proclamation, including policy proposals related to criminal and social justice reform.  

While the Governor is hopeful that the special session will commence on July 8, due to the unprecedented nature of the State’s current situation, he will remain flexible and provide any updates on the timing of the session as needed, based on public health conditions. ” 

The full press release can be found HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Fights Against Federal Agencies Sharing Citizenship Data for Political Purposes

Cortez Masto Pushes Administration to Make Paycheck Protection Program Work Better for Nevada’s Seasonal Businesses

Cortez Masto Co-Leads Bill to Patch Gaps in Internet Access and Literacy in Nevada Through Investment and Transparency

Rosen Co-Sponsors Bill to Support Homeowners, Renters During COVID-19 Pandemic

Senate Passes Rosen-Backed Legislation to Extend Small Business Relief Program

Rep. Titus Secures Commitment from Bureau of Land Management to Open New Grants from Sale of Nevada’s Public Lands

Congressman Steven Horsford Passes Groundbreaking Infrastructure Bill for Nevada

Rep. Susie Lee Highlights Local Infrastructure Priorities in Moving Forward Act

Agency Updates

Southern Nevada Health District reports two additional confirmed case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children associated with COVID-19

Attorney General Ford Announces Sentencing of Former Co-Owners of Reno-Based Medicaid Provider Lifetime Assistance LLC

Division of Industrial Relations conducts enhanced education and enforcement efforts for compliance with face covering directive

Public Invited to Provide Feedback on Statewide Transportation Projects Through Aug. 1

Nevada Receives Approval for Two State Plans that will Boost Student Access and Opportunities in Both Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development Programs

13 organizations to receive CARES Act funding to address pandemic food insecurity in Nevada

City of Las Vegas Offers New Housing Assistance Grant Program To Help City Residents

Articles of Interest

From criminal justice reform to a new Cannabis Compliance Board, new laws take effect in Nevada on July 1 (NV Indy)

Board investigating 111 cases of safety noncompliance at casinos (LVRJ)

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