Nevada’s 81st Legislative Session began today. The opening floor sessions looked very different from previous sessions, as family and friends were not in chambers with the legislators. Most of the work of the day was the swearing in of members and procedural rules. Legislators did vote unanimously to approve $15 million in funding for the legislative session (SB1).
Since Session is starting out remotely, we wanted to provide you with some links and information that may be helpful moving forward.
Meeting Schedule- This is where you will find Committee and Floor Meeting agendas and viewing information. Meetings will be available to view on the Legislative website as well as the Legislature’s YouTube channel
Governor Sisolak released a statement today regarding the beginning of session. The full press release can be read HERE.
From the press release:
“I look forward to a strong partnership with the Legislature during this session – including returning and new members. We are still in the midst of this pandemic and subsequent crises that have been created. There is no doubt this past year has looked different, and our path forward will look different too, including the 81st Legislative Session. To meet this historic moment, we must commit to work together and focus on legislation that creates jobs, provides immediate assistance and long-term recovery, and improves outcomes for all Nevadans.”
Articles of Interest
Behind the Bar: Welcome to the 81st Nevada Legislature + deeper dive into the budget (NV Indy)
First day of the 2021 Legislature starts with COVID precautions in place, less fanfare than normal
The latest logistical hurdle for large school districts? How to vaccinate thousands of workers (NV Indy)
What to watch in the 2021 legislative session: A guide to the biggest policy debates (NV Indy)
Lyon County joins rural revolt against governor’s COVID-19 orders for businesses; gov, AG respond (NV Indy)
January was deadliest month of COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada (LVRJ)