April 16, 2021
Welcome to the end of week 11 of the Nevada Legislative Session! There is only 46 days left to go, so let’s keep hanging in there. The deadline for the committee passage was last week, so no new bills have been heard, but some of the bills we’re supporting made it through. These bills are SB218, SB245, AB141, AB161, SB346, SB50, AB116 and some bills on healthcare that are related.
- SB218 is a housing bill that serves to protect tenants in Nevada
- SB254 is the Fair Chance Housing bill
- AB141 looks to seal COVID-19 related evictions due to missing payments.
- AB161 has been turned into a study that will look at the effects of Summary Evictions in Nevada
- SB346 is for taxing digital goods in order to bring in more revenue into Nevada’s budget
- SB50 revamps no knock warrants for the safety of Nevada residents
- AB116 looks to decriminalize traffic tickets. The healthcare bills all center around making prescription drugs more affordable.
- Then AJR1** still has not been heard or passed, but it has a waiver and this bill is about taxing the mines at the rate they should be at gross proceeds rather than net proceeds.
Many of our bill have been amended, meaning they have been modified in how they work. This process happens because the Legislators who sponsor the bills may wish to change a bill for a variety of reasons. Either way, bills do not always get passed in the exact form from which they were originally written. When this happens, amendments are presented during hearings or when a bill is being voted out. The legislative, nonpartisan drafters must draft the amendment, and then that gets reported out of committee. Next, the amendment gets read and then it is adopted. It must be adopted before it gets a second reading and before it gets a third reading in a vote. Most of the bills we are supporting have gotten an amendment, so we are still waiting for those to get adopted before they are read a third time. We should be seeing these in the coming days. The deadline for bills to be voted out of the house is April 20th. Our Digital Activation Team will be keeping you updated.
Remember to help us support these bills mentioned by going to this website. You can also join our Digital Activation Team or Rapid Response Team to help us out even more and stay up to date on what is happening with these bills. All the information is on our website along with all our Legislative priorities which are now available for you to look over here. Thank you for being a part of this journey through the Nevada Legislative Session with us, and stay tuned for more updates next week!