Daily Update- August 5, 2020 Governor Addresses Racism, Special Session Update

Today, Governor Sisolak issued a proclamation to formally name racism as a public health crisis. Given Nevada’s diverse population as a minority, majority state, this call to action raises awareness so Nevada does not perpetuate poor health outcomes due to systemic racism during and after the pandemic. The proclamation and press release can be found HERE

Along with the Governor’s proclamation, the Senate introduced SCR1, which urges certain actions to address disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on certain demographics. This will also be addressed in the 81st Session starting in February. Tonight in the Assembly, we expect that SB4 will be heard, and that this is likely the last piece of big legislation to be introduced. It will be heard with an amendment, so if passed in the Assembly, will have to go back to the Senate for them to concur.

Special Session News (via the NV Indy)

Nevada’s urban health districts not ‘engaged at all’ on bill mandating regular inspections of hotels for COVID-19 protocol compliance

Indy Q&A: Deputy Secretary of State Wayne Thorley on what Nevada’s controversial elections bill does and doesn’t do

School districts to be excluded from major COVID liability shield bill

The daily COVID-19 Press Bulletin is HERE.

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Celebrates Senate Passage of Olympics Reform Legislation

Cortez Masto Calls for More Support for Schools, Broadband During Pandemic

Cortez Masto Introduces Legislation to Help School Nutrition Programs Best Serve Students through Upcoming School Year

Rosen Joins Colleagues in Letter Calling for COVID-19 Relief for Tax Paying Immigrant Families, Recognizing Immigrant Frontline Workers

Rosen, Colleagues File Amicus Brief to Protect Access to Health Care, Overturn Trump Administration Rule That Jeopardizes Care for Millions of Americans

Rosen, Cornyn Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Robust Funding for Economic Injury Disaster Loans in Next COVID Relief Package and Removal of SBA Caps

Rep. Titus Celebrates House Passage of No Yucca Mountain Funding and Explosive Nuclear Testing Ban in Government Spending Bill

Congressman Steven Horsford Celebrates Victory of Permanent, Full Land and Water Conservation Funding

Rep. Susie Lee Introduces Bill to Restart Successful 2008 Recession Workforce Development Program During Pandemic

Agency Updates

Secretary Cegavske Announces an Increase in Active Registered Voters in July

Nevada OSHA announces COVID-19 business compliance findings for July 27- July 31

Proposed rate change averages for health insurance are available to the public for review-

DMV to Offer Most Drivers License and ID Card Renewals Online and by Mail This Fall

RNO Press Conference Introducing New RTAA President/CEO Daren Griffin


Top Headlines from the Board of County Commission Meeting (Washoe)

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