Nevada State Legislature – a look ahead at week 11

by Brian Bahouth

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Updated at 6:31 a.m. Friday April 19

Carson City – In the wake of last Friday’s deadline for bills to pass their first committee, lawmakers in both chambers will vote on a long list of measures passed out of committee during floor sessions today and this week. Agendas for the next round of committee meetings will fill up by the end of this week and early next. A few pieces of legislation have already made it though a floor vote and await another hearing in the opposite chamber committee. The Senate and Assembly floor session agendas are laden for Friday.

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 15, 2019 – Day 64

This committee is set to hear a few bills today.

AB11 is an act relating to veterans; replacing the phrases “military and naval forces” and “military and naval service” with the phrase “Armed Forces”; revising provisions governing claims prepared, submitted and presented by the Director of the Department of Veterans Services for benefits for veterans, servicemen and servicewomen; removing the requirement that the Director pay a portion of the operating costs of the office of coordinator of services for veterans of a county; requiring the Director to provide training and certification to coordinators of services for veterans who perform duties as a veterans service officer; requiring such coordinators to obtain and maintain such training and certification; requiring the Director to establish, operate and maintain veterans’ cemeteries in this State; providing expressly that the Director is required to establish, manage, maintain and operate veterans’ homes in this State; requiring the Director to serve as the primary public advocate for Nevada veterans.

AB12 is an act relating to veterans; replacing certain regulatory authority of the Department of Veterans Services with the authority to adopt policies and procedures; making various changes to the requirement for the Department to provide certain annual statistics; revising the requirements a person must possess to be appointed the Deputy Director for Health and Wellness of the Department; removing the requirements for the Director of the Department to provide certain assistance and materials to veterans and members of the military who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender; removing requirements for the locations at which meetings of the Veterans Services Commission must be held; removing certain requirements concerning veterans’ cemeteries.

AB381 is an act relating to days of observance; designating April 16 as “Healthcare Decisions Day” in Nevada.

The committee is set to hear a couple bills.
SB55 is an act relating to firearms; revising provisions governing the carrying of a loaded rifle or shotgun in or on a vehicle which is standing or being driven on or along a public highway or other way open to the public.

Tuesday April 16, 2019 – Day 65

SB218 is an act relating to domestic violence; revising provisions relating to temporary and extended orders for protection against domestic violence; revising provisions relating to the crime of battery which constitutes domestic violence.
SB159 is an act relating to education; revising provisions relating to school uniforms; requiring each public school and private school to adopt a policy concerning safe exposure to the sun.
AB152 is an act relating to the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; creating the Division of Natural Heritage within the Department; transferring the duties of the Nevada Natural Heritage Program to the Division.

Wednesday April 17, 2019 – Day 66

SB274 is an act relating to crimes; revising the penalties for certain acts related to discharging a firearm.
SB383 is an act relating to sexual conduct; establishing a rebuttable presumption in civil actions concerning unwelcome or nonconsensual sexual conduct between a law enforcement officer and a person in his or her custody; revising provisions relating to sexual conduct between a law enforcement officer and a person in his or her custody.

SB127 is an act relating to counties; increasing the number of members on the board of county commissioners in certain counties.

AB98 is an act relating to the Tahoe-Douglas Visitor’s Authority; clarifying the uses of the convention center for which the Authority is required to use certain tax proceeds to plan, construct and operate.
SCR4 is a joint resolution that expresses the support of the Nevada Legislature for certain federal legislation relating to the conservation of wildlife in this State.
SCR1 is a concurrent resolution that directs the Legislative Committee on Energy to conduct an interim study concerning the development of renewable energy and clean energy resources in this State. 
SCR3 is a concurrent resolution that directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study relating to the use of electric vehicles in this State. 

Thursday April 18, 2019 – Day 67

AB91 is an act relating to guardianships; establishing provisions concerning the sterilization of protected persons.

an act relating to criminal procedure; revising provisions governing factors to be considered by the court in deciding whether to release a person without bail; prohibiting a court from relying solely on a bail schedule in setting the amount of bail after a personal appearance by a defendant

AB125 is an act relating to criminal procedure; revising provisions governing factors to be considered by the court in deciding whether to release a person without bail; prohibiting a court from relying solely on a bail schedule in setting the amount of bail after a personal appearance by a defendant.
SB453 is an act relating to the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Program; increasing the grade point average to retain eligibility for a scholarship; making a recipient ineligible for the scholarship if he or she fails to maintain the required grade point average during any two semesters.
SB62 is an act relating to tobacco products; revising the information that manufacturers of tobacco products are required to indicate in certain certifications submitted to the Department of Taxation and the Attorney General; requiring styles of cigarettes to be included in the directory of cigarette brand families maintained by the Department; revising provisions governing notice of additions to or removals from that directory; providing penalties.

Friday April 19, 2019 – Day 68

AB189 is an act relating to criminal procedure; prohibiting a law enforcement officer conducting a search of a person from performing a body cavity search unless the search warrant contains specific authorization to perform a body cavity search.

SB13 is an act  relating to counties; authorizing the board of county commissioners of a county to form a nonprofit corporation to aid the county in providing certain services during an emergency.
SB74 is an act relating to unlawful detainer; revising provisions governing eviction actions.