Daily Update- July 30, 2020 Special Session Starts Tomorrow

Today, Governor Sisolak issued the formal proclamation to call the Nevada Legislature into a special session beginning on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 9 a.m. to address significant policy issues that cannot wait until the regularly scheduled legislative session. This will be the 32nd Special Session in Nevada’s history. In the proclamation, the following policy items are included for consideration: 

  • Addressing criminal and social justice policy reform 
  • Working to ensure Nevadans, businesses, workers and the unemployed have the support and protections they need as they battle COVID-19 
  • Ensuring Nevadans can exercise their fundamental right to vote in a way that does not dangerously expose them to increased risk of COVID-19 infection  
  • Helping stabilize Nevada businesses so they don’t suffer continued economic hits and establishing safety standards for the workers who are keeping our economy going  
  • Removing statutory barriers impeding the work of Nevada’s unemployment insurance program  
  • Providing authority for the Judicial Branch to implement alternative dispute resolution measures in cases of rental evictions 
  • Additional items requested by Legislative Counsel Bureau related to the Legislative Branch 

The full proclamation is HERE.

The daily COVID-19 press bulletin is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Statement on the Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid

Cortez Masto Stresses Importance of Increased Production of PPE, More Mental Health Support for Frontline Workers in Senate Finance Committee Hearing

Cortez Masto Hosts Small Business Workshop

In Video Call with Northern Nevada Workforce Consortium, Rosen Discusses Her Efforts in Congress to Support Nevada Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Rosen Joins Colleagues in Letter Requesting Support for Indigenous Youth During COVID-19 Pandemic

In Floor Speech, Rosen Urges Greater Support for Workers, Small Businesses, and Funding for State and Local Governments in Senate COVID-19 Relief Package, and Calls on Congress to Stay in Washington and Work Through Weekend Until a Bipartisan Deal is Reac

House Unanimously Passes Congressman Steven Horsford’s Amendment to Protect Census Citizenship Data

Congressman Steven Horsford Introduces Legislation to Protect Seniors and People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Reps. Lee, Banks Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Veterans’ Telehealth Services During COVID-19

Local Government and Agency Updates

Governor Sisolak Issues Directive in Support of Safe Return to School Buildings

July 29, 2020 Reno City Council Highlights

Articles of Interest

Proposed settlement could end massive dispute over Nevada marijuana licenses, but some say they’re wrongly excluded (NV Indy)

State reports progress complying with court order to pay out more unemployment claims, but concerns persist that it’s not fast enough (NV Indy)

Identity theft victims, elected officials call for more answers on Nevada unemployment fraud (NV Indy)

Allegiant Stadium permit issued by Clark County hours before official completion (8NewsNow)

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