Nevada State Legislature – a look ahead at week 1

by Brian Bahouth

Image - Brian Bahouth, The Sierra Nevada Ally

Updated on 2-5-19 at 5:10 PM.

Carson City – The 80th session of the Nevada State Legislature got underway today in Carson City.  This week, committees are organizing with opening remarks and instructions from  chairs and adoption of standing committee rules, presentations from Constitutional Officers and heads of state and federal agencies and others.  What follows is not a comprehensive list of all legislation on the move or other activity this week but an edited list of items of interest.  

Hear remarks from the opening Assembly floor session on February 4, 2019.

Assembly Majority Floor Leader, Reno Democrat, Teresa Benitez-Thomson.

Minority Floor Leader, Douglas County Republican, Jim Wheeler.

Speaker of the Assembly, Las Vegas Democrat, Jason Frierson.

Wednesday Feb 6

Senate Committee on Judiciary meets at 8:00 AM room 2135.

SB46 would mandate that those who offer tout services register with the state.  In a broad sense, tout services are handicappers who offer picks for sports game outcomes for subscribers.

SB73 would revise the definition of mobile “gaming device” and make those devices subject to the same regulation as other gaming devices.  

The Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services meets at 1:30 PM room 3138.

A paramedic will offer lessons learned regarding the EMS response to the October 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas

The Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor meets at 1:30 PM in room 2135.

SB 40  would require the Division  of Industrial Relations of the Department  of Business and Industry to establish by rule  or regulation the monetary amounts of administrative  fines, consistent with federal law, for certain violations  of occupational safety and health laws;revising the amounts of  administrative fines which the Division is authorized or required to  assess against an employer for certain violations of occupational safety and health laws.

The Senate Committee on Education meets at 1:30 PM in room 2134.

SB80: AN ACT relating to the welfare of pupils; renaming the Safe-to-Tell Program within the Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment within the Department of Education as the SafeVoice Nevada Program; requiring the establishment of the Handle with Care Program; requiring law enforcement officers and agencies to report to the Handle with Care Program certain information about a child who may attend a public school and has been exposed to a traumatic event; requiring information submitted to the Handle with Care Program to be provided to certain school personnel.

SB100: AN ACT relating to education; requiring an expedited processing of applications for a license to teach for spouses of certain members of the Armed Forces of the United States; requiring school districts to consider the Joint Services Transcript of a veteran to satisfy the qualifications for certain positions of employment; permitting members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States and their spouses to obtain a license to teach through the alternative route to licensure program under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

The Senate Committee on Government Affairs meets at 1:30 PM in room 2149.

SB59 would require proceeds from fees collected for the use of Stewart Indian School land be credited to the Nevada Indian Commission’s Gift Fund.

Thursday February 7, 2019

The Committee on Growth and Infrastructure, a new committee in 2019, meets at 1:30 PM in room 2135.

SB42 would repeal provisions requiring certain fleets of motor vehicles to use alternative fuels, clean vehicles or vehicles that use alternative fuels.

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