The G3Wire- September 22, 2023

This summer, Nevada launched a statewide Use of Force dashboard, which comes as a result of SB212 from the 2021 Legislative Session. Funding was allocated for the dashboard last year. In addition to the dashboard, the law places limits on police use of force practices, requiring law enforcement agencies to report monthly data and advises agencies to participate in the FBI’s National Use-of-Force Data collection. 

The dashboard defines use of force as: 

When a fatality occurs to a person in connection to use of force by a law enforcement officer.

When there is serious bodily injury to a person in connection with use of force by a law enforcement officer.

In the absence of either death or serious bodily injury, when a firearm is discharged by a law enforcement officer at or in the direction of a person.

The definition of serious bodily injury is based, in part, on 18 United States Code 2246 (4). The term “‘serious bodily injury’ means bodily injury that involves a substantial risk of death, unconsciousness, protracted and obvious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty.”

Federal Updates

Cortez Masto Legislation to Create Jobs at Apex Industrial Park & Upgrade Water Infrastructure in Las Vegas Advance Out of Committee

In Las Vegas, Cortez Masto Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month with Nevada Families and Local Community Leaders

Cortez Masto Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Crypto-Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking, And Ransomware Attacks

Rosen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Allow Banking Access for Legal Cannabis Businesses

Rosen Joins Brief Urging Federal Court to Uphold Medicare’s Ability to Negotiate Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Rosen, Collins, Braun, Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Nursing Shortage

Congresswoman Lee Announces Even More Federal Water Funding Flooding into Nevada

Lee, Kiggans Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse

Lee Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Make Higher Education More Affordable

Updates from the Governor’s Office

Governor Lombardo and State Superintendent Ebert Announce Acing Accountability

Governor Lombardo Appoints Iris Ramos Jones to Lead Office for New Americans

State Agency and Local Government Updates

DHHS: Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available

DHHS: Medicaid coverage reinstated for procedural denials

Nevada’s State Apprenticeship Council Adds Teacher Apprenticeship Program

Laura Jeanne Penrod from Southwest Career and Technical Academy in Clark County School District Named 2024 Nevada State Teacher of the Year

Second Round of $70 Million in Funding for Early Childhood Education Programs Open for Applicants

Nevada Department of Education Releases Nevada School Performance Framework Star Ratings for First Time Since Pandemic

Regents Approve New Programs at UNLV

City of Reno Creates Three New Departments, Names Three New Directors

Articles of Interest

Hundreds may have missed chance for Opportunity Scholarship through governor’s workaround (NV Independent)

Commissioners approve Red Rock’s $780M Durango project, address union concerns (NV Independent)

Regulators: Cannabis lounges can get more time to meet high capital requirements (NV Independent)

Politically connected nonprofit misused state-issued federal COVID relief funds (NV Independent)

Cannizzaro to seek third term in Nevada Senate (LV Sun)

Nevada just outlawed a predatory title scheme, but not before 800+ homeowners fell for it (NV Current)

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