The week ahead at the Nevada Legislature – bills and events of interest, week four

Looking up inside the cupola on top of the Nevada State Capitol - image - Brian Bahouth, Nevada Capitol News.
Looking up inside the cupola on top of the Nevada State Capitol - image - The Sierra Nevada Ally

Updated at 11:22 PM on Wednesday February 24, 2021 – The 120-day, biennial session of the Nevada Legislature got underway on February 1, and Monday February 22 marks Day 22 and a growing slate of legislative activities. Here are a few bills and events we’re tracking this week. Please be advised that schedule changes can occur at any time. This report will be updated every weekday morning and as new information becomes available.

Monday February 22, 2021 – Day 22 of 120:

1:00 PM – The Senate Committee on Education will work session SB36, a bill that would revise provisions relating to plans for responses to crises, emergencies and suicides by schools.

1:30 PM – The Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor will hear AB101, a measure that would authorize a licensed veterinarian to administer to an animal a product containing hemp or CBD which contains not more than 0.3 percent THC or recommend to the owner of an animal the use of such a product to treat a condition of the animal.

1:30 PM – The Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services will hear AB35, a bill that would expand the eligibility to receive assistance with certain healthcare costs to include those with disabilities.

3:30 – The Senate Committee on Growth and Infrastructure will hear SB48, a measure that would require the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles to provide services in remote cities.

Tuesday February 23, 2021 – Day 23 of 120: 

9:00 AM – Assembly Committee on Government Affairs will hear presentations from the City of Reno from Mayor Hillary Shieve and staff. The committee will also hear a presentation from Clark County.

1:00 PM – The Senate Committee on Judiciary will hear SB113, a bill that would redefine the crime of arson and associated penalties.

1:30 PM – The Assembly Committee on Growth and Infrastructure will hear presentations from NV Energy, Nevada Franchised Auto Dealers Association, Nevada Trucking Association, and the Southwest Gas Corporation.

3:30 PM – The Senate Committee on Natural Resources will hear SB54, a bill that would change the make up of the Nevada Board of Agriculture.

4:00 PM – The Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections will work session AB129, a bill that revises the thresholds for a political action committee to maintain a separate account for contributions and expenditures.

The committee will also work session A110, a bill that would revise the Nevada Lobbying and Disclosure Act.

4:00 PM – Assembly Committee on Revenue will hear AB29, a bill intended to identify and close market gaps in the development of technology in Nevada and facilitate research and development.

Wednesday February 24, 2021 – Day 24 of 120: 

8:00 AM – Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittees on K-12/Higher Education will hear a number of Nevada System of Higher Education budgets. 

8:00 AM – Senate Committee on Commerce Labor will hear SB103, a bill that would prohibits property insurers from discrimination based on breed of dog a person owns.

9:00 AM – The Assembly Committee on Government Affairs will hear presentations from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office. 

1:30 – The Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services will hear AB138, a bill that would revise the eligibility criteria for a person convicted of a felony to receive public assistance.

4:00 PM – The Assembly Committee on Natural Resources will hear AB71, a bill that would make information regarding “rare plant or animal species” maintained by the Division of Natural Heritage of the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources confidential. 

The committee will also hear AB72, a measure that would add a member of the Nevada Indian Commission to the Nevada State Board on Geographic Names. 

Thursday February 25, 2021 – Day 25 of 120: 

9:00 AM – The Assembly Committee on Government Affairs will hear AB100, a bill that would authorize the State Forester, Firewarden to enter into a cooperative agreement with federal, state and local agencies to create a fire board of directors. The bill would also revise the duties of the State Forester, Firewarden. It would also create the Wildland Fire Protection Program; authorizing the Commissioner of Insurance to create an insurance incentive program related to wildfires. 

1:00 PM – The Senate Committee on Judiciary will work session SB62, a bill that would mandate that charitable organizations that actively seek contributions need to register with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office.

1:00 PM – The Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development will hear SB25, a bill governing the determination of whether food for human consumption is subject to sales and use taxes.

1:30 PM – The Assembly Committee on Education will hear AB136, a bill that would revise the Uniform Athlete Agents Act of 2015 to prevent an athlete agent from intentionally giving a student athlete or their parents false or misleading information to get them to enter into a contract. It would also prohibit furnishing anything of value as an enticement to enter into a contract. Taking receipt of the thing of value would make the athlete ineligible to play their sport. 

1:30 PM – The Assembly Committee on Growth and Infrastructure will hear AB54, a measure that would create the Advisory Committee on Traffic Safety within the Department of Transportation. 

Friday February 26, 2021 – Day 26 of 120:

We will add updates as they become available.