The G3Wire- January 13, 2023

This week, Governor Lombardo signed two new executive orders:

In Executive Order 2023-003, Governor Lombardo ordered freezing the issuance of new regulations and requiring a review of existing regulations by all executive branch agencies, departments, boards and commissions.

In Executive Order 2023-004, Governor Lombardo directed all Nevada occupational and professional licensing boards to suspend the issuance of any new regulations, show cause for all occupational licensing requirements and to provide a recommended pathway for facilitating licensure reciprocity.

Since taking office, Governor Lombardo has signed two other Executive Orders:

Executive Order 2023-001 rescinds all COVID-19 declarations, orders, and emergency directives.

Executive Order 23-002 directs the Department of Administration to review and make recommendations to improve rules for hiring, retention, and promotion procedures for state employees. 

Federal Updates

Rosen Applauds Department of Energy Commitment to Loan $700 Million to Nevada Lithium Mine

Rosen, Lankford Lead Bipartisan Senate Delegation Visit to Abraham Accords Countries

Rosen Leads Colleagues in CES Panel Discussion on Tech Priorities

Reps. Horsford, Sewell, and Beatty Introduce Legislation to Designate Dec. 1st as a Federal Holiday Honoring Rosa Parks

Horsford Statement on Federal Court Ruling Blocking Bump Stocks Ban

Congresswoman Susie Lee Announces Nearly $700,000 in Grant Funding for Southern Nevada to Support Mental Health

Legislative Update

Session Begins: February 6 (24 days)
120 Day Calendar
The list of Bill Draft Requests (BDRs) is available on the Legislature‚Äôs website. As of January 13th 2023, 895 BDRs have been submitted by various entities to the Legislative Counsel for drafting. Additionally, 138 bills have been pre-filed and are available on the legislative website.

State Agency and Local Government Updates

Governor Joe Lombardo Appoints Christopher Sewell as DETR Director

DHHS: 450,000 Nevadans Will See Reduction in Food Assistance

Former State Controller Catherine Byrne Named Nevada Housing Division Chief Financial Officer

NDOT: Transportation Board Approves Tracy Larkin-Thomason as Director of NDOT

CCSD Board Of School Trustees Meeting Recap

Articles of Interest

Gov. Lombardo names Vegas attorney Kirk Hendrick as Gaming Control Board chair (NV Independent)

Former senator’s appointment to lead state agency raises constitutional questions (NV Independent)

Audit: Nevada colleges engaged in ‘questionable financial activity’ with student money (NV Independent)

Nevada outlines framework for Colorado River cuts as states show their cards (NV Independent)

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