Daily Update- July 8, 2020 Special Session Begins, GCB Special Meeting

Special Session began in Carson City today. The Senate heard presentations from the Office of the Governor, Department of Health and Human Services, and Public Works. The Assembly heard presentations from the Office of the Governor, Department of Education, and the Nevada System of Higher Education. The building is closed to everyone except for essential staff, so all meetings are being streamed live online. If you are interested in tuning in to the proceedings, you can find them, along with agendas HERE.

Special Session News

Sisolak: No new mining taxes during special session; bars and water parks pose a ‘big problem’ in fight against COVID-19 (NV Indy)

Nevada Legislature Special Session Updates: Lawmakers begin deep dive into $1.2 billion of budget cuts (NV Indy)

What to expect from the budget cut-focused special session of the Nevada Legislature (NV Indy)

The Gaming Control Board and the Nevada Gaming Commission met today for a special meeting to discuss the Eldorado/Caesars acquisition.  There were four special agenda items that were discussed.  All four items were approved and unanimously passed by the GCB and NGC. The Board and the Commission were pleased with all applications presented.  The agenda can be found HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Statement on SCOTUS Ruling Allowing Employers to Opt Out of ACA’s No-Cost Birth Control Requirement

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Resolution to Protect the Post Office

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Support Homeowners, Renters Struggling Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Letter Calling for Permanent Expansion of Telehealth

Rosen Joins Bipartisan Letter Asking to Fix the Community Service Block Grant Formula in the Next Pandemic Response Package

Rosen Highlights Support for Coronavirus Education Relief in Video Call with Nevada Superintendents

Reps. Titus, Horsford, and Lee Urge House Leadership to Protect the Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Agency Updates

NDA Animal Disease Lab confirms cases of rabies in Nevada bats

Health District-University of Nevada, Reno COVID-19 Antibody Study Results Released 

LVMPD Places Limits on Neck Restraint Tactic

Articles of Interest

‘We all love someone who’s not working’: Crush of unemployment claims take toll on DETR staff (NV Indy)

Utah Republican introduces legislation giving Air Force final say over more than 840,000 acres of Nevada wildlife refuge — without consulting delegation (NV Indy)

Third drug pricing report analyzes rising costs of diabetes, asthma medication (NV Indy)

Las Vegas police update policy on neck restraint tactic (LVRJ)

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