Category Archives: NV Legislature

This week, the Interim Finance Committee held their first meeting since Sine Die. The bulk of the agenda was to formally approve accepting Nevada’s $2.7 billion share of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds. Allocations included more than $76 million in federal aid programs, including $39.5 million in rental assistance, $12.1 million in homeowner assistance and […]

This week, Governor Sisolak was busy signing legislation. Some of the highlights are below, and the full lists of the status of bills can be found here:  Bills Signed by the Governor Bills in the Governor’s Office Accessible & Secure Elections Legislation  Assembly Bill 121: Improves voting access for those with a disability or overseas […]

While this session looked different from any other, the las week of session brought the same push towards sine die that we are used to. Here are some of the big bills that were passed in the final days: AB341: Revises provisions relating to cannabis. (BDR 56-583) AB341 authorizes marijuana consumption lounges and solves the problem that […]

Friday was the second house committee deadline, and over the course of the week, over 120 bills were passed out of committee. The next major deadine is this Friday, May 21st, where bills must pass out of their second house. On Thursday, Governor Sisolak announced that an effort to repeal the state’s death penalty, AB395, had “no path […]

This week, the Economic Forum’s Technical Advisory Committee met and found that the legislature will likely have at least $80.4 million more in tax revenue to spend over the upcoming budget cycle than originally anticipated. The TAC does projections on the “minor” revenue sources, while the Economic Forum, which will be meeting on Tuesday, projects the major sources: […]

Bill Hearing Highlights AB97 AB97, a bill that would both create a work group to assist with federal studies on PFOS chemicals in drinking water as well as assist with clean up efforts on military bases throughout the state due to the high levels of the toxin in equipment, was heard by the Assembly Committee […]

Bill Highlight: AB110 This week, Governor Sisolak signed into law AB110, The Lobbying Disclosure and Regulation Act. Due to the uniqueness and virtual nature of this legislative session, this bill outlines the registration process for lobbyists as well as defines who qualifies as a lobbyist.  Under the Act, a person is a “lobbyist” and subject to […]

Presentations Department of Conservation and Natural Resources On March 11, the Senate Committee on Finance and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means held a joint session in which they heard budget hearings from various divisions within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. These included the Division of Water Resources, the Division of Forestry […]

Bill Hearings AB5 AB5, a bill that is intended to provide clarification on when decisions made by the Division of Water Resources are subject to being challenged through judicial review, was heard by the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources. Committee members were concerned over the language potentially providing a possibility of giving the State Engineer […]

Presentations Property Taxes On February 23, Briana Johnson and Dave Dawley, two County Assessors, gave a high-level presentation on property tax to the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development. Following the presentation, Committee members asked many clarifying questions related to the impact of the 2020 economic crisis on property value.  DMV The DMV proposed […]