Nevada State Legislature – a look ahead at week 14

by Brian Bahouth

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Updated 11:24 a.m. on Thursday May 9, 2019 

Carson City – With the second house committee passage deadline less than two weeks away on May 17, committees will be busy this week and next considering legislation and casting votes. Floor session debate and votes in both houses will potentially send legislation to the governor’s desk as the days of the 2019 session dwindle. Money committees continue to reconcile budgets. As of Monday, there are 28 days remaining until sine dei.

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 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 May 6, 2019 – Day 92

This committee will hear several bills of interest.
AB183 is an act prohibiting certain correctional services from being provided by a private entity.
AB248 is an act prohibiting settlement agreements from containing provisions that prohibit or restrict a party from disclosing certain information relating to conduct that would qualify as a sexual offense under certain circumstances or discrimination on the basis of sex or a retaliation claim thereof under certain circumstances.
AB285 is an act relating to civil actions; enacting provisions relating to a mental or physical examination of certain persons in a civil action.
AB393 is an act prohibiting the foreclosure of real property or a lien against a unit in a common-interest community owned by a federal worker, tribal worker, state worker or household member of such a worker during a government shutdown in certain circumstances; providing certain protections to a tenant who is a federal worker, tribal worker, state worker or household member of such a worker during a government shutdown; prohibiting a person from repossessing the vehicle of a federal worker, tribal worker, state worker or household member of such a worker during a government shutdown; authorizing the provision of assistance in paying for natural gas and electricity to a federal worker, tribal worker, state worker or household member of such a worker during a government shutdown; providing penalties.
SB224 is an act relating to public retirement systems; providing for the confidentiality of certain information.
SB131 is an act establishing additional requirements related to the resale of tickets to an athletic contest or live entertainment event; revising provisions governing the recovery which a plaintiff may be awarded in a civil action for a violation of certain requirements related to the resale of tickets to an athletic contest or live entertainment event; providing penalties.
Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections will convene upon adjournment of Senate Committees Commerce and Labor, Education, and Government Affairs.
SB99 is an act relating to education; creating the Advisory Committee on the Creation of a Career Pathway for Teachers to study certain issues relating to the profession of teaching; requiring the Advisory Committee to make recommendations to implement its findings.
This committee is set to work session numerous bills. They’ll also hear a measure on industrial hemp.
SB228 is an act relating to industrial hemp; authorizing the medical use of products containing industrial hemp or certain similar products by certain licensed professionals on a patient or client; prohibiting disciplinary action against such professionals for administering or, for a licensed veterinarian, recommending the use of products containing industrial hemp or certain similar products.
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.
This committee is scheduled to work session numerous bills to include a measure regarding HIV.
SB284 is an act relating to medical conditions; creating the Advisory Task Force on HIV Exposure Modernization; setting forth the duties of the Task Force.
This committee is set to hear and work session many bills of interest.
Worksession:
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.
SB85 is an act relating to animals; making it unlawful for a person or any agent or employee of a person to knowingly bring into or knowingly possess in this State the carcass or any part of the carcass of any elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, moose, alternative livestock or certain other animals; prohibiting a person or the person’s agent or employee from knowingly bringing any live moose or alternative livestock into this State.
SCR5 is a concurrent resolution expressing support for the role of science in preserving the environmental and ecological conditions in the Lake Tahoe Basin and recognizing the role of the Tahoe Bi-State Executive Committee and the Tahoe Science Advisory Council in providing scientific resources to help guide decision making and planning regarding natural resources and implementation of environmental improvement projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
This committee is set to work session and hear several bills of interest.
Work session:
AB164 is an act elating to marijuana; imposing certain requirements relating to advertising by a marijuana establishment and a medical marijuana establishment; revising provisions relating to medical marijuana establishment agents; providing for the registration of agents who work or volunteer at or contract with a marijuana establishment; revising provisions relating to disciplinary action against a medical marijuana establishment agent and a marijuana establishment agent; authorizing civil penalties for certain violations relating to advertising.
Lawmakers are expected to hear several bills.
AB133 is an act relating to public welfare; setting forth legislative findings and declarations concerning homeless youth.

Tuesday May 7, 2019 – Day 93

AB433 is an act relating to the California-Nevada Compact for Jurisdiction on Interstate Waters; revising and extending the provisions of the Compact.
AB307 is an act relating to criminal gangs; establishing provisions governing the use of a gang database by a local law enforcement agency.
AB23 is an act authorizing the Department of Motor Vehicles to adopt regulations related to the operation and testing of certain electronically controlled vehicles and transportation devices other than autonomous vehicles.
AB363 is an act relating to motor vehicles; requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to waive the fee for the administration of the examination required for the issuance of a driver’s license for certain homeless youth; revising provisions requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide a duplicate driver’s license or duplicate identification card to a homeless person free of charge in certain circumstances; revising provisions requiring the State Registrar to provide certain certificates to a homeless person free of charge in certain circumstances.
AB485 is an act relating to electric foot scooters; enacting certain provisions relating to the operation of electric foot scooters; authorizing certain local authorities to regulate scooter-share programs whereby electric foot scooters are made available for hire; authorizing such local authorities to impose a fee for such scooter-share programs; providing a penalty.
The committee will work session the following bill.
AB333 is an act relating to special license plates; providing for the issuance of “Vegas Strong” special license plates; imposing a fee for the issuance and renewal of such license plates.
AB113 is an act relating to taxation; revising provisions governing the sales and use taxes imposed on the delivery or transfer of a firearm from outside this State under certain circumstances.
This committee is expected to hear a few bills today.
AB479 is an act relating to animals; enacting provisions relating to the importation, possession, sale, transfer and breeding of dangerous wild animals; providing a penalty.
Lawmakers will also work session several bills to include the following.
AJR3 is a joint resolution expressing support for the Nevada Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan and the Nevada Conservation Credit System and urging 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.
SB48 is an act authorizing boards of county commissioners in certain smaller counties to impose an additional tax on diesel fuel; authorizing persons who use diesel fuel in motor vehicles operated or intended to operate interstate to request and obtain reimbursement for the tax paid on diesel fuel consumed outside this State under certain circumstances; enacting provisions governing the distribution of the portion of the proceeds of the tax on diesel fuel reserved by the Department of Motor Vehicles to pay reimbursement for the tax; revising provisions governing the projects for which certain smaller counties may use the proceeds of an additional tax on diesel fuel.
SB81 is an act relating to tobacco products; revising provisions governing the licensing of persons engaged in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of tobacco products; requiring wholesale dealers of other tobacco products to keep on hand at all times a certain inventory of other tobacco products; establishing procedures to claim a refund for any amount, penalty or interest erroneously paid in connection with taxes on tobacco products; revising provisions governing the possession, transfer and sale of cigarettes and the reports filed by wholesale dealers of cigarettes; revising provisions governing revenue stamps; requiring manufacturers and retail dealers of cigarettes to maintain certain information on file with the Department of Taxation; revising requirements for wholesale dealers of cigarettes and distributors to report certain information to the Department; revising civil penalties imposed for certain violations of law governing tobacco products; revising provisions governing the imposition and payment of the tax on other tobacco products; revising requirements for wholesale dealers and retail dealers of other tobacco products to retain certain records; revising provisions governing changes to the directory of cigarette manufacturers and brand families maintained by the Department.

Wednesday May 8, 2019, Day 94

This committee has a full agenda and will work session and likely vote on many bills.
Worksession:
SB9 is an act  relating to criminal procedure; providing that there is no limitation of time within which a criminal prosecution for a sexual assault arising out of the same facts and circumstances as a murder must be commenced.
SB173 is an act relating to criminal procedure; revising provisions relating to vacating a judgment of conviction and sealing certain records of a victim of sex trafficking or involuntary servitude; revising provisions relating to the filing of a petition for the sealing of records of criminal history.
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.
SB433 is an act relating to the California-Nevada Compact for Jurisdiction on Interstate Waters; revising and extending the provisions of the Compact.
This committee is expected to hear several bills.
AB117 is an act relating to gaming; revising provisions relating to charitable gaming; requiring the Nevada Gaming Commission to adopt regulations providing a procedure to appeal the denial of the registration to operate a charitable lottery or charitable game; requiring the Commission to adopt regulations establishing the fees that a qualified organization must submit to the Chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board when registering to operate a charitable lottery or charitable game; increasing the penalty for the commission of certain unauthorized acts relating to lotteries; repealing provisions relating to charitable games.
This committee will hear several bills today to include a bill that would enable the “super pad” form of development.
SB327 is an act relating to land use planning; defining “residential dwelling unit”; authorizing the governing body of a county or city to provide for the division of land into five or more lots in an ordinance for planned unit development.
Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections will convene upon adjournment of Senate Committees Commerce and Labor, Education, and Government Affairs.
ACR7 is a concurrent resolution that directs the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee to conduct an interim study of issues relating to driving under the influence of marijuana.
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. and please note change in room location.
SB179 is an act relating to abortions; revising provisions relating to informed consent to an abortion; repealing criminal penalties on certain actions relating to the termination of a pregnancy; repealing the prohibition on the excusal of a person on certain grounds from testifying as a witness in a prosecution relating to the termination of a pregnancy.
This committee will work session and hear several bills today.
Work session:
AB427 is an act relating to the Nevada System of Higher Education; requiring the waiver of the payment of registration fees and certain other fees assessed against students within the System who are veterans who have been awarded the Purple Heart; prohibiting the assessment of tuition charges against such students.
AB462 is an act relating to education; requiring the State Public Charter School Authority to establish a plan to manage the growth of charter schools; requiring sponsors of charter schools to provide notice to the Department of Education and certain other sponsors of certain actions relating to opening or expanding a charter school; revising provisions governing the duties of a sponsor of a charter school; revising provisions governing evaluations conducted by sponsors of charter schools; revising provisions governing the duties of sponsors of charter schools; requiring certain reports to be submitted to the Legislative Committee on Education.
Hearing:
AB219 is an act revising provisions governing the reporting of certain information concerning the achievement of pupils who are English learners pursuant to the statewide system of accountability for public schools; requiring the principals of certain public schools that demonstrate low achievement for pupils who are English learners to develop a corrective action plan; authorizing a pupil who is an English learner to enroll in a public high school outside the zone of attendance in which the pupil resides under certain circumstances; requiring the adoption of a plan to ensure that a policy of instruction to teach English to pupils who are English learners achieves certain objectives; revising eligible teaching programs for which the Teach Nevada Scholarship Program awards scholarships.
AB304 is an act relating to education; requiring a request for a variance from maximum pupil-teacher ratios in elementary schools to include a plan to reduce class sizes; requiring the State Board of Education to adopt maximum ratios of pupils to certain school employees; requiring the board of trustees of a school district to annually publish certain information concerning class size.
AB70 is an act relating to meetings of public bodies; making various changes relating to meetings of public bodies; providing a penalty.
AB303 is an act relating to public health; prohibiting the sale of certain kratom products to a minor; prohibiting the preparation, distribution, advertising or sale of certain adulterated kratom products; prohibiting the sale of a kratom product that does not have a label that contains certain information: providing civil penalties.
SB347 is an act relating to hemp; revising provisions relating to the growth, handling and production of hemp.
AB129 is an act relating to emergency response; requiring certain first responders to receive training concerning identifying and interacting with persons with developmental disabilities; providing certain immunity from civil liability to a person who is required to complete such training and the State or any political subdivision of the State that employs such a person.

Thursday May 10, 2019 – Day 95

AB192 is an act relating to crimes; establishing a procedure for requesting the sealing of certain records of criminal history when offenses are decriminalized.

AB315 is an act relating to records of criminal history; authorizing a person who was wrongfully arrested to submit an application to the court to expunge all records relating to the arrest; requiring the court to order that such records be expunged upon verification that the person was wrongfully arrested.

SB239 is an act relating to education; requiring the interests of a victim of reported bullying or cyber-bullying to be given priority in certain circumstances; authorizing the extension of the time required to conduct an investigation into reported cyber-bullying in certain circumstances; making various other changes to provisions relating to bullying in schools.
SB267 is an act relating to education; requiring the identification of social and environmental factors that affect the educational experience of pupils at each public school; requiring the consideration of those factors in certain circumstances.
This committee is scheduled to hear and work session several bills.
Work session:
AB299 is an act revising provisions governing the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program.
Hearing:
SB300 is an act relating to electric utilities; authorizing an electric utility to file an application for the establishment of an alternative rate-making plan; requiring the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to adopt regulations governing the filing of such an application; revising the dates for the filing of general rate applications by electric utilities.
SB474 is an act relating to drivers’ licenses; revising the requirements for obtaining a driver’s license by a person who is 16 or 17 years of age.
This committee will hear and work session several bills.
Work session:
AB54 is an act relating to energy efficiency; revising provisions relating to the energy efficiency of certain lights sold in this State; repealing obsolete provisions relating to the reduction of grid-based energy purchases for state-owned buildings.
AB363 is an act requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to waive the fee for the administration of the examination required for the issuance of a driver’s license for certain homeless youth; revising provisions requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide a duplicate driver’s license or duplicate identification card to a homeless person free of charge in certain circumstances; revising provisions requiring the State Registrar to provide certain certificates to a homeless person free of charge in certain circumstances.
AB485 is an act relating to electric foot scooters; enacting certain provisions relating to the operation of electric foot scooters; authorizing certain local authorities to regulate scooter-share programs whereby electric foot scooters are made available for hire; authorizing such local authorities to impose a fee for such scooter-share programs; providing a penalty.
Hearing:
AB316 is an act relating to public safety; enacting the Nevada 24/7 Sobriety and Drug Monitoring Program Act; establishing a voluntary statewide sobriety and drug monitoring program; requiring any political subdivision that elects to participate in the program to adopt guidelines relating to the program; requiring such guidelines to establish certain fees.
SB129 is an act relating to ethics in government; making various changes relating to the provisions governing ethics in government; providing penalties.
This committee is scheduled to work session and hear a few bills.
Work session:
SB410 is an act relating to taxation; eliminating the authority of the Office of Economic Development to issue transferable tax credits for certain projects that will make a capital investment in this State of at least $1 billion and satisfy certain other criteria.
AB30 is an act relating to water; authorizing the State Engineer to require certain applicants to submit a monitoring, management and mitigation plan; authorizing the State Engineer, under certain circumstances, to consider such a plan before approving or denying an application for a permit.
AB62 is an act relating to water; authorizing, under certain circumstances, the State Engineer to grant an additional extension of time for the completion of work for the diversion of water to projects that include the municipal or quasi-municipal use of water; revising the time period for which the State Engineer may grant an extension for the completion of work for the diversion of water; authorizing, under certain circumstances, the State Engineer to suspend the limitation of time for the completion of work set forth in a permit or an extension previously granted.
AB152 is an act relating to historic preservation; revising and increasing the penalties for crimes related to certain actions which injure or destroy the cairn or grave of a native Indian or an historic or prehistoric site and crimes related to the trafficking of cultural property obtained from state land without a permit.
AJR2 is a joint resolution that urges Congress to reject any expansion in the use of land or exercise of jurisdiction by the United States Air Force in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
Worksession:
AJR8 is a joiunt resolution that expresses the opposition of the Nevada Legislature to the elimination of the Nevada State Office of the Bureau of Land Management. 
SJR7 is a joint resolution that expresses support for finding innovative transportation solutions in the Lake Tahoe Basin and for the efforts of the Bi-State Working Group on Transportation.

Friday May 11, 2019 – Day 96

SB242 is an act relating to peace officers; requiring that a suspended peace officer must be granted back pay under certain circumstances; requiring that the questioning of a peace officer by a superior officer cease under certain circumstances; prohibiting the disclosure or use of a peace officer’s compelled statement in certain civil cases; limiting, with certain exceptions, the time in which a law enforcement agency may initiate an investigation into certain alleged misconduct of a peace officer; prohibiting, with limited exception, a law enforcement agency from reassigning a peace officer while he or she is under investigation; requiring, under certain circumstances, the dismissal of civil and administrative proceedings against a peace officer.
SB368 is an act eliminating the statute of limitations in civil actions to recover damages for certain sexual offenses; establishing a rebuttable presumption in civil actions concerning unwelcome or nonconsensual sexual conduct by a person in a position of authority over an alleged victim; revising provisions relating to confidential communications between a victim’s advocate and certain victims; authorizing a child adjudicated delinquent for certain unlawful acts who was a victim of sex trafficking or involuntary servitude to petition the juvenile court to vacate the adjudication and seal all records relating thereto; eliminating the statute of limitations for sexual assault and various other sexual offenses; authorizing the imposition of an additional penalty against a person in a position of authority over another person who commits a sexual offense against the other person; establishing the Sexual Assault Victims’ DNA Bill of Rights; increasing the time within which an extended order of protection against a person who allegedly committed a sexual assault may remain effective; increasing the term of imprisonment and authorized fine imposed upon a person who possesses a visual presentation depicting sexual conduct of a person under 16 years of age; revising provisions relating to the crime of prostitution or solicitation of prostitution; revising provisions relating to sexual conduct between a law enforcement officer and a person in his or her custody; requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a State Plan for Services for Victims of Crime; revising provisions relating to investigations by an administrator of a public school into a report of bullying or cyber-bullying; revising provisions relating to facilities that offer services to persons with an intellectual disability or developmental disability; revising provisions relating to the testing of a person alleged to have committed a sexual offense; requiring the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice to study state laws relating to the crime of prostitution or the solicitation of prostitution.
SB201 is an act relating to financial services; adopting certain provisions of the federal Military Lending Act; requiring the Commissioner of Financial Institutions to develop, implement and maintain a database storing certain information relating to deferred deposit loans, title loans and high-interest loans made to customers in this State; providing that information in such a database is confidential under certain circumstances; authorizing a person who operates a deposit loan service, title loan service or high-interest loan service to distribute certain information and materials concerning public assistance and services; authorizing the Department of Business and Industry and the Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General to inform the public regarding certain information; revising provisions that prohibit the making of a deposit loan or high-interest loan that exceeds or requires payments that exceed a certain percentage of the customer’s expected gross monthly income.
This committee will hear and work session several bills.
Work session:
AB478 is an act relating to law enforcement; revising provisions governing the standards for programs of continuing education for peace officers.
Hearing:
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.
AB240 is an act relating to regional planning; requiring representatives from certain counties and cities to meet jointly for a specified period to identify issues and make recommendations regarding the orderly management of growth in their region; requiring such counties, in consultation with such cities, to prepare certain reports individually and jointly during that period.
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.
This committee is expected to work session and her several bills.
Hearing:
SB33 is an act relating to the support of children; imposing certain requirements on insurers relating to certain claimants owing past-due child support.
Work session:
SB178 is an act relating to public health; creating the Council on Food Security within the Department of Health and Human Services; prescribing the membership and duties of the Council; creating the Food for People, Not Landfills Program; authorizing the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt regulations to carry out the Program.
SB291 is an act relating to public health; requiring the testing of infants for certain preventable or inheritable disorders; requiring the State Public Health Laboratory to report during a hearing about the reasons for any increased charges for performing such tests; repealing a provision requiring the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services to enter into a contract for the provision of certain services of a laboratory.
SB387 is an act relating to anatomical gifts; providing for the certification of nontransplant anatomical donation organizations; requiring the collection of certain information relating to the procurement of human bodies and parts; providing a penalty.