Daily Update- July 20, 2020 Special Session Wrap-Up

The 31st Special Session ended yesterday evening, and today Governor Sisolak signed the final bills into law: Senate Bill 3, which temporarily accelerates the collection of a portion of the tax upon the net proceeds of minerals and  Assembly Bill 3, which implements the vast majority of the budget changes. The legislature made sweeping cuts in order to fill the huge budget hole due to COVID-19 and did so with no new revenue. 

The Governor has already announced that a second special session will be called to deal with several policy issues including voting, criminal and social justice reform, stabilizing Nevada businesses, establishing safety standards, and helping out Nevada’s unemployment insurance program. His press release is HERE and a formal proclamation will be issued later. The Governor’s comments regarding the end of session are HERE.

PHOTOS: After 12 days, lawmakers wrap up first special session dealing with $1.2 billion budget shortfall (NV Indy)

Today’s COVID Press Bulletin is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Applauds $3 Million for Disease Prevention in Nevada

Cortez Masto Supports Legislation to Aid Nevada’s Libraries During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Cortez Masto Applauds $18 Million in FEMA Funding for PPE

Rosen Applauds $18.4 Million in FEMA Funding Awarded to Nevada for Personal Protective Equipment for Essential Workers to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

Continuing Push to Expand Access to Telehealth Services, Rosen and Fischer Introduce Bipartisan KEEP Telehealth Options Act

Rep. Titus Introduces Bill to Provide K-12 Schools and Colleges $90 Billion in Pandemic Relief

Reps. Titus and Katko Lead House Colleagues in Bipartisan Effort to Provide $1.7 Billion for Head Start

Congressman Steven Horsford’s Amendment to Protect the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and Ensure National Security Unanimously Passes Through the House

Rep. Susie Lee Advocates for Students in National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

Local Agency and Government Updates

Division of Industrial Relations issues 2 citations, finds increased overall compliance with COVID-19 health and safety requirements

RNO- Trustee Jessica Sferrazza Named Airport Board Chair

CARES Act funds available to improve inventory and distribution of Nevada meat, produce and agricultural products

City Of Las Vegas Announces Second Wave Of Emergency Business Grants


LVMPD Launches New ‘Text to 9-1-1’ Program

Articles of Interest

Clark County School District recommends distance learning to begin the upcoming academic year (NV Indy)

Judge orders DETR to start paying more PUA claimants, but stops short of granting all requests made in lawsuit (NV Indy)

As COVID-19 cases rise, fewer tourists come to Las Vegas (LVRJ)

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