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.
Tuesday April 16, 2019 – Day 65
Wednesday April 17, 2019 – Day 66
SB127 is an act relating to counties; increasing the number of members on the board of county commissioners in certain counties.
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
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.