Nevada State Legislature – a look ahead at week 10

by Brian Bahouth

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Updated 08:21 a.m. Friday April 12, 2019.

Carson City – Friday April 12 marks the deadline for committee passage (First House), so lots of legislation will be on the move ahead of the deadline. We’ll update our listing as frequently as possible, as agendas may change at any time.

Many have sent suggestions for legislation not to miss and other happenings at the Legislature, and if you are inclined, send suggestions to feedback@nevadacapitalnews.org.

As always, please note, this is by no means a comprehensive list of all meetings and activities at the Nevada State Legislature but a fluid and subjective look ahead at the legislation, presentations and activities of interest to the Nevada Capital News editorial staff.  And be aware, bills are heard and presentations are given at the discretion of committee leadership and are subject to change at any time. We will make updates to this list as we become aware of the need for them. The latest revision time will be listed at the beginning of the report, but nothing is more current than the State Legislature web pages.  Our goal is to inspire participation in the state’s lawmaking process.

Monday April 8, 2019 – day 64

AB220 is an act relating to the Lake Tahoe Basin; requiring the issuance of general obligation bonds to carry out certain environmental improvement projects included in the second phase of the Environmental Improvement Program for the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Faculty in the Nevada System of Higher Education have not had a raise in a long time, and looks like SB214 would put merit pay increase for faculty in statute.
SB214 is an act relating to education; encouraging the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada to establish a comprehensive system for the compensation of the unclassified employees of the Nevada System of Higher Education that contains certain provisions; encouraging the Board to evaluate factors relating to compensation of unclassified employees of the System and make recommendations to the Legislature; requiring the Board to annually report certain information to the Interim Finance Committee if it creates such a comprehensive system for the compensation of the unclassified employees of the System; requiring the Interim Finance Committee to make certain determinations regarding such a comprehensive system for the compensation of the unclassified employees of the System; providing for the separate transmission of certain budgetary information relating to such a comprehensive system for the compensation of the unclassified employees of the System in certain circumstances.
SB303 is an act making an appropriation to the Department of Education for incentives for teachers who have received a national board certification and are employed to teach at Title I schools.
SB433 is an act relating to the California-Nevada Compact for Jurisdiction on Interstate Waters; revising and extending the provisions of the Compact.
AB426 is an act relating to State Government; creating the Committee on Systems Integration within the Office of Science, Innovation and Technology; prescribing the membership and duties of the Committee; revising provisions relating to the duties of the Director of the Office; making an appropriation.
AB424 is an act relating to parole; revising provisions relating to the eligibility for parole of a prisoner who was sentenced as an adult for certain offenses that were committed when he or she was less than 18 years of age.
AB239 is an act relating to controlled substances; clarifying the independent authority of the State Board of Pharmacy to take disciplinary action; revising provisions concerning prescribing controlled substances for the treatment of pain.
AB432 is an act AN ACT relating to business entities; establishing provisions governing worker cooperative corporations.
AB271 is an act relating to employment; requiring an employer who operates a call center to provide certain notice to the Labor Commissioner before relocating the call center to a foreign country; requiring such an employer to repay any incentives for economic development provided to the employer by a state agency; providing that such an employer is ineligible to receive incentives for economic development for a certain period of time; requiring a state contractor who provides customer service or related functions through a call center to perform all such functions entirely within this State.
AB432 is an act relating to business entities; establishing provisions governing worker cooperative corporations.
SB220 is an act relating to Internet privacy; prohibiting an operator of an Internet website or online service which collects certain information from consumers in this State from selling certain information about a consumer if so directed by the consumer; providing a private right of action for a person injured by a violation of certain provisions relating to Internet privacy.
SB311 is an act relating to credit; prohibiting discrimination against a person who seeks to obtain credit.
SB495 is an act relating to small businesses; creating the Office of the Small Business Advocate within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor; authorizing the Lieutenant Governor to employ and appoint personnel to the Office of the Small Business Advocate; requiring the Office of the Small Business Advocate to coordinate with state agencies and local governments under certain circumstances; authorizing the Office of the Small Business Advocate to review certain requests for assistance related to small businesses.
AJR7 is a joint resolution expressing the opposition of the Nevada Legislature to the expansion of the Fallon Range Training Complex as described in the Fallon Range Training Complex Modernization Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
AJR8 is a joint resolution expressing the opposition of the Nevada Legislature to the elimination of the Nevada State Office of the Bureau of Land Management.
Senate Committee on Health and Human Services will convene at the call of the Chair no later than 4:00pm.
SB293 is an act relating to protection of children; establishing a commercially sexually exploited children endorsement that may be obtained by a provider of foster care; prescribing requirements for obtaining and renewing such an endorsement; prohibiting the arrest of a commercially sexually exploited child in certain circumstances; requiring a determination about whether such a child is in need of protection; requiring an agency which provides child welfare services to establish and carry out a plan to provide comprehensive, individualized services to commercially sexually exploited children; requiring a juvenile court and certain other entities in the juvenile justice system to transfer a commercially sexually exploited child to the child welfare system in certain circumstances.
SB390 is an act relating to livestock; authorizing the State Quarantine Officer to adopt regulations requiring the owner or operator of a farm or other facility that raises poultry to obtain a permit to slaughter and sell the poultry under certain circumstances; authorizing the State Quarantine Officer to adopt regulations relating to the production, handling and sale of eggs in this State; authorizing the State Quarantine Officer to adopt regulations requiring the licensing of each custom slaughter establishment and mobile slaughter unit in this State.
SB418 is an act relating to dairy products; abolishing the county milk commission of each county in which a county milk commission has been appointed; transferring the powers and duties of each county milk commission to the Director of the State Department of Agriculture; requiring the Director to adopt certain regulations governing the production, distribution and sale of certified raw milk; providing that raw milk certified by the Director may be sold anywhere in this State.
SB430 is an act elating to marijuana; expanding the definition of “chronic or debilitating medical condition” for certain purposes relating to the medical use of marijuana.

Tuesday April 9, 2019 – day 65

SB439 is an act relating to firearms; providing for conditional dismissal of a charge of unlawfully carrying a concealed firearm under certain circumstances; increasing the maximum penalty for unlawfully possessing a firearm under certain circumstances.
AB478 is an act that requires that all peace officers annually complete not less than 12 hours of continuing education in courses that address: (I)Racial profiling; (II)Mental health; (III)The well being of officers; (IV)Implicit bias recognition; (V)De-escalation; (VI)Human trafficking; and (VII)Firearms.
AB304 is an act relating to education; providing for the establishment of uniform maximum ratios of pupils to certain school employees in public schools; requiring each public school to achieve those ratios within a prescribed time; requiring a school district to provide additional compensation to a teacher who teaches a class that exceeds those ratios; revising provisions concerning variances from maximum pupil-teacher ratios in elementary schools.
AB427 is an act relating to the Nevada System of Higher Education;prohibiting the assessment of tuition charges against students within the System who are veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart.
AB333 is an act relating to special license plates; providing for the issuance of special license plates commemorating and memorializing the victims of the One October shooting in Las Vegas; imposing a fee for the issuance and renewal of such license plates.
AB465 is an act relating to energy; requiring electric utilities to offer an affordable solar access program to certain customers and to submit a plan to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada for such a program; requiring the Commission to approve a plan for an affordable solar access program if certain requirements are met; authorizing the Commission to adopt regulations.
SB421 is an act relating to aeronautics; requiring the establishment and carrying out of a program relating to certain unmanned aircraft systems; making an appropriation.
AB345 is an act  relating to elections; authorizing each county and city clerk to establish polling places where any registered voter of the county or city, respectively, may vote in person on the day of certain elections; authorizing an elector to register to vote during the period for early voting and on the day of certain elections and setting forth the requirements for such registration; requiring the Secretary of State to establish a system for voter registration on the Internet website of the Secretary of State and setting forth certain requirements for that system; requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide a form to decline voter registration or indicate a political party affiliation after concluding certain transactions with the Department; requiring a county clerk to reject certain applications to register to vote that are automatically transmitted to the county clerk by the Department of Motor Vehicles; revising requirements to publish certain information relating to elections in a newspaper; revising certain provisions relating to a student trainee serving as election board officer; requiring a provisional ballot to include all offices, candidates and measures upon which the person casting the provisional ballot would be entitled to vote if he or she were casting a regular ballot; revising certain deadlines related to absent ballots; authorizing a registered voter to request an absentee ballot for all elections; revising certain other requirements for absent ballots; revising the hours for early voting; authorizing county and city clerks to extend the hours for early voting after the hours have been published; authorizing certain persons who are 17 years of age to vote at a primary city election or primary election under certain circumstances; establishing certain requirements for the database of the Department of Motor Vehicles relating to processing and verifying voter registration information.
AJR9 is a joint resolution proposing to amend the Nevada Constitution to revise provisions governing the selection of justices and judges.
AB345 is an act relating to elections; authorizing each county and city clerk to establish polling places where any registered voter of the county or city, respectively, may vote in person on the day of certain elections; authorizing an elector to register to vote during the period for early voting and on the day of certain elections and setting forth the requirements for such registration; requiring the Secretary of State to establish a system for voter registration on the Internet website of the Secretary of State and setting forth certain requirements for that system; requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide a form to decline voter registration or indicate a political party affiliation after concluding certain transactions with the Department; requiring a county clerk to reject certain applications to register to vote that are automatically transmitted to the county clerk by the Department of Motor Vehicles; revising requirements to publish certain information relating to elections in a newspaper; revising certain provisions relating to a student trainee serving as election board officer; requiring a provisional ballot to include all offices, candidates and measures upon which the person casting the provisional ballot would be entitled to vote if he or she were casting a regular ballot; revising certain deadlines related to absent ballots; authorizing a registered voter to request an absentee ballot for all elections; revising certain other requirements for absent ballots; revising the hours for early voting; authorizing county and city clerks to extend the hours for early voting after the hours have been published; authorizing certain persons who are 17 years of age to vote at a primary city election or primary election under certain circumstances; establishing certain requirements for the database of the Department of Motor Vehicles relating to processing and verifying voter registration information.
AB73 is an act relating to indigent persons; imposing an additional tax on the transfer of real property in certain larger counties to provide funding for services and affordable housing for persons who are homeless or indigent in the county; authorizing the governing body of an incorporated city to impose an annual surcharge on users of the sewer service of the incorporated city to provide funding for support services and affordable housing for persons who are homeless or indigent in the incorporated city.
SB499 is an act relating to water; creating the Advisory Board on Water Resources Planning and Drought Resiliency within the Division of Water Resources of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
SB327 is an act relating to land use planning; defining certain terms relating to superpads; authorizing the governing body of a county or city to include procedures for the development of a superpad in an ordinance for planned unit development and setting forth those procedures.

Wednesday April 10, 2019 – day 66

Bills that may be voted on today:
SB434 is an act relating to marijuana; providing for the vacating of certain judgments of conviction and sealing of certain records relating to marijuana; revising provisions relating to prohibited acts concerning the use of marijuana and the operation of a vehicle or vessel; prohibiting the denial of employment because of the presence of marijuana in a screening test taken by a prospective employee; prohibiting an employer from requesting an employee take a screening test to detect the presence of marijuana without probable cause to believe the employee is under the influence of marijuana.
SB328 is an act relating to crimes; prohibiting certain communications that are obscene, threatening or annoying.
SB375 is an act relating to state business licenses; exempting certain persons and entities who operate home-based businesses from the requirement to obtain a state business license.
AB456 is an act relating to wages; requiring the minimum wage paid to employees in private employment in this State to be above a certain amount.
The committee is expeced to vote on the following bills of interest.:
AB239 is an act relating to controlled substances; clarifying the independent authority of the State Board of Pharmacy to take disciplinary action; revising provisions concerning prescribing controlled substances for the treatment of pain.
Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services will convene upon adjournment or recess of Assembly Floor Session, but no sooner than 12:30 p.m.
AB340 is an act relating to controlled substances; authorizing certain health care professionals to issue an order for an opioid antagonist to a public or private school; authorizing public and private schools to obtain and maintain opioid antagonists under certain conditions; providing immunity to certain persons for acts or omissions relating to the acquisition, possession or administration of opioid antagonists in certain circumstances.
Several bills will be voted on today to include the following:
AB30 is an act relating to water; authorizing the State Engineer, under certain circumstances, to consider the approval of a proposal to avoid or eliminate conflicts between an applicant for a permit to appropriate water and the existing holders of water rights and owners of domestic wells.
AB233 is an act relating to water; revising provisions governing certain assessments on water users.
AB473 is an act relating to trapping; making it unlawful for a person at any time to set, operate or otherwise use a leghold trap to hunt any wild mammal; increasing the frequency at which a person who takes or causes to be taken any wild mammals by means of a trap, snare or similar device must check the trap, snare or similar device.
AJR3 is a joint resolution that expresses support for the Nevada Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan and the Nevada Conservation Credit System and urges the United States Bureau of Land Management to require compensatory mitigation to offset anthropogenic disturbances in accordance with the Nevada Conservation Credit System.
AJR7 is a joint resolution expressing the opposition of the Nevada Legislature to the expansion of the Fallon Range Training Complex as described in the Fallon Range Training Complex Modernization Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
AJR8 is a joint resolution expressing the opposition of the Nevada Legislature to the elimination of the Nevada State Office of the Bureau of Land Management.
This committee will likely vote on several bills to include the following:
SB293 is an act relating to protection of children; establishing a commercially sexually exploited children endorsement that may be obtained by a provider of foster care; prescribing requirements for obtaining and renewing such an endorsement; prohibiting the arrest of a commercially sexually exploited child in certain circumstances; requiring a determination about whether such a child is in need of protection; requiring an agency which provides child welfare services to establish and carry out a plan to provide comprehensive, individualized services to commercially sexually exploited children; requiring a juvenile court and certain other entities in the juvenile justice system to transfer a commercially sexually exploited child to the child welfare system in certain circumstances.
SB378 is an act relating to prescription drugs; establishing the Prescription Drug Affordability Board and the Prescription Drug Affordability Stakeholder Council; imposing certain requirements to prevent conflicts of interest involving a member of the Board; authorizing the Board to employ certain persons; requiring the Board to impose an assessment on manufacturers of prescription drugs; authorizing the Board to review the prices of certain prescription drugs; providing for the confidentiality of certain information used in such a review; authorizing the Board to prescribe an upper payment limit for a prescription drug that meets certain requirements after such a review; authorizing written appeals to the Board; requiring the Board to submit an annual report to the Legislature; revising provisions concerning coverage of prescription drugs under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
SB390 is an act relating to livestock; authorizing the State Quarantine Officer to adopt regulations requiring the owner or operator of a farm or other facility that raises poultry to obtain a permit to slaughter and sell the poultry under certain circumstances; authorizing the State Quarantine Officer to adopt regulations relating to the production, handling and sale of eggs in this State; authorizing the State Quarantine Officer to adopt regulations requiring the licensing of each custom slaughter establishment and mobile slaughter unit in this State.
SB430 is an act relating to marijuana; expanding the definition of “chronic or debilitating medical condition” for certain purposes relating to the medical use of marijuana.
The committee is set to hear a single bill.
SB450 is an act relating to elections; revising the provisions relating to the verification of signatures on a petition for recall of a public officer; establishing a limit on contributions to the campaign of a candidate in a recall election; requiring the disposal of unspent contributions to a candidate at a recall election; revising provisions relating to a request to remove a signature from a petition to recall a public officer; amending the deadline for filing a legal challenge to the sufficiency of a petition to recall a public officer; imposing civil and criminal penalties for violations of provisions governing recall elections.

Thursday April 11, 2019 – day 67

We are currently updating this list. As we approach Friday’s first committee deadline, agendas are in flux this morning.

The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The committee will also hear the following bill.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The committee will hear one bill of interest.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The committee is expected to hear the following bill of interest.

Friday April 12, 2019 – day 68

Today marks the deadline for legislation to pass its committee of first introduction.

This committee will likely vote on a number of interesting bills. This is not a comprehensive list of all bills under consideration in this committee.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
Approximately 10:30 – Senate Committee on Government Affairs 
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections will convene upon adjournment of the Senate Committees on Commerce and Labor, Education and Government Affairs, whichever occurs last.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
Senate Committee on Education will convene at 1 p.m. or Upon Call of the Chair.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.
The committee will likely vote on a number of bills to include the following. This is not a comprehensive list.