Right To Vote Restored Automatically Today, July 1, 2019

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RESTORATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS

The Office of the Attorney General started an initiative to provide information to guide formerly incarcerated persons through the process of restoring their civil rights, as granted by the Nevada Legislature.

In 2019, Nevada lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 431, a new law that gives back the right to vote to Nevadans who were convicted of a crime but are not currently incarcerated. This law is effective July 1, 2019. The Office of the Attorney General started an initiative to communicate, demonstrate, and provide information to guide formerly incarcerated persons through the process of restoring their civil rights, as granted by the Nevada Legislature.

YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE:

***IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY INCARCERATED, YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE IS IMMEDIATELY RESTORED EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019.***

If you have been convicted of a crime and are not currently incarcerated, you may vote in Nevada if you are:
  1. a U.S. citizen
  2. will be 18 or older on or by the next election and
  3. have lived in Nevada
    1. a. for at least 30 days in your county and
    2. b. at least 10 days in your electoral district before the next election.

People who are at least 17 and meet the other criteria may preregister to vote.

Read more here:

http://ag.nv.gov/Hot_Topics/Restoration_of_Civil_Rights/?fbclid=IwAR0Qjq6CFZi1swwjWt5rTxmwwkGWtq-qsqzMI-_mdem1QHM1UqfO9h66zq4#VotingRights

LWVN Legislative Tracking for the Week of May 28, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of May 28, 2019.  If you are interested in how we select bills for tracking, please see the LWV US “Impact on Issues 2018-2020,” which details the League’s approved issues and positions.  https://www.lwv.org/impact-issues

We are a non-partisan organization that does not promote nor work directly with either political party or candidates, but we do advocate for issues that align with our mission.  Issues and positions are vetted, studied, and approved through a rigorous consensus process.  You can learn more about League here: https://www.lwv.org/  

You can view legislative hearings online and read the content of bills through the legislature’s website: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/

For a full review of the Nevada legislative website’s tools and as well as tips for tracking bills and providing testimony, the League of Women Voters of Nevada offers a 2019 Legislative Engagement and Advocacy Guide. https://lwvnvblog.org/civics/

If you would like to send comments on bills, you can find email addresses for Assembly members here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/

Email addresses for Senate members are here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Senate/

You can also use the Legislative Polling tool to indicate support or opposition on bills here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/

The 2019 legislative session ends on June 3rd at midnight, so hearings will be scheduled on an as-needed basis.  The two committees with the most work will be Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance.  These two committees decide how much money will be allocated to each budget as well as to bills that have fiscal notes. 

Floor sessions could be long this week as remaining bills receive their final votes.

Watch the Calendar of Meetings page for hearing updates: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/

LWVN Legislative Tracking for the Week of May 20, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of May 20, 2019.  If you are interested in how we select bills for tracking, please see the LWV US “Impact on Issues 2018-2020,” which details the League’s approved issues and positions.  https://www.lwv.org/impact-issues

We are a non-partisan organization that does not promote nor work directly with either political party or candidates, but we do advocate for issues that align with our mission.  Issues and positions are vetted, studied, and approved through a rigorous consensus process.  You can learn more about League here: https://www.lwv.org/  

You can view legislative hearings online and read the content of bills through the legislature’s website: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/

For a full review of the Nevada legislative website’s tools and as well as tips for tracking bills and providing testimony, the League of Women Voters of Nevada offers a 2019 Legislative Engagement and Advocacy Guide. https://lwvnvblog.org/civics/

If you would like to send comments on bills, you can find email addresses for Assembly members here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/

Email addresses for Senate members are here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Senate/

You can also use the Legislative Polling tool to indicate support or opposition on bills here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/

We are now two weeks away from the end of the legislative session, June 3rd.  The next deadlines are May 23rd and 24th.  All budget differences between the two houses must be resolved by May 23rd and May 24th is the deadline for Second House Passage.  Bills that do not receive a vote on the floor of the second legislative house by May 24th will be dead.

You can see which bills have been signed, which bills are sitting on the Governor’s desk, which bills are still alive, and which bills are dead here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/80th2019/Reports

This means that the main meetings this week will be the Senate and Assembly floor sessions.  Agenda for each floor session can be updated during the meetings, so it’s important to log in each morning and then to watch as agenda are posted and updated. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/

 

 

 

 

LWVN Legislative Tracking for the Week of May 13, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of May 13, 2019.  If you are interested in how we select bills for tracking, please see the LWV US “Impact on Issues 2018-2020,” which details the League’s approved issues and positions.  https://www.lwv.org/impact-issues

We are a non-partisan organization that does not promote nor work directly with either political party or candidates, but we do advocate for issues that align with our mission.  Issues and positions are vetted, studied, and approved through a rigorous consensus process.  You can learn more about League here: https://www.lwv.org/  

You can view legislative hearings online and read the content of bills through the legislature’s website: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/

For a full review of the Nevada legislative website’s tools and as well as tips for tracking bills and providing testimony, the League of Women Voters of Nevada offers a 2019 Legislative Engagement and Advocacy Guide. https://lwvnvblog.org/civics/

If you would like to send comments on bills, you can find email addresses for Assembly members here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/

Email addresses for Senate members are here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Senate/

You can also use the Legislative Polling tool to indicate support or opposition on bills here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/

Monday, May 13, 2109

AB76: AN ACT relating to mental health; authorizing the Commission on Behavioral Health to employ certain persons to assist the regional behavioral health policy boards; revising the counties that comprise certain behavioral health regions; creating the Clark Behavioral Health Region; revising the appointing authority to a regional behavioral health policy board; revising the duties of a regional health policy board; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

Call of Chair

Senate Committee on Health and Human Services

Agenda1

  • Room 2135 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4412E of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

The meeting will start at the call of the Chair no sooner than 2:30pm.

AB76 (WS)

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

SB166: AN ACT relating to employment; requiring certain penalties and fines imposed by the Nevada Equal Rights Commission for certain unlawful discriminatory practices to be deposited in the State General Fund; revising provisions governing the filing of complaints of employment discrimination with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission; revising provisions relating to unlawful employment practices; revising the relief that the Commission may order if it determines that an unlawful employment practice has occurred; revising provisions relating to the time in which a person may seek relief in district court for a claim of unlawful employment practices; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

8:30 AM

Assembly Committee on Government Affairs

Agenda

  • Room 4100 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4401 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

SB166

 

AB236: Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Bill

9:00 AM

Assembly Committee on Judiciary

Agenda

  • Room 3138 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4406 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

AB236 (WS)

 

 

 

 

LWVN Legislative Tracking for the Week of May 6, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of May 6, 2019.  If you are interested in how we select bills for tracking, please see the LWV US “Impact on Issues 2018-2020,” which details the League’s approved issues and positions.  https://www.lwv.org/impact-issues

We are a non-partisan organization that does not promote nor work directly with either political party or candidates, but we do advocate for issues that align with our mission.  Issues and positions are vetted, studied, and approved through a rigorous consensus process.  You can learn more about League here: https://www.lwv.org/  

You can view legislative hearings online and read the content of bills through the legislature’s website: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/

For a full review of the Nevada legislative website’s tools and as well as tips for tracking bills and providing testimony, the League of Women Voters of Nevada offers a 2019 Legislative Engagement and Advocacy Guide. https://lwvnvblog.org/civics/

If you would like to send comments on bills, you can find email addresses for Assembly members here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/

Email addresses for Senate members are here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Senate/

You can also use the Legislative Polling tool to indicate support or opposition on bills here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/

Monday, May 6, 2019

AB133: (1) sets forth legislative findings relating to homeless youth as a subpopulation of the homeless population with complex and different needs than the adult homeless population; and (2) declares that it is consistent with the Legislature’s intent that the counties in this State work with local community organizations to identify sources of funding and provide funding to reduce youth homelessness.

4:00 PM

Senate Committee on Health and Human Services

Agenda

  • Room 2135 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4412E of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

AB133

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Department of Corrections Budget Closing

8:00 AM

Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittees on Public Safety, Natural Resources and Transportation and Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittees on Public Safety, Natural Resources, and Transportation

Agenda

  • Room 3137 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4412E of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

3706, 3708, 3710, 3711, 3719, 3727, 3763, 3774

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 

AB50: AN ACT relating to elections; revising provisions governing the dates for certain city elections; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Moves municipal elections to the general election cycle.

*Approximately 3:30 PM

Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

Agenda

  • Room 2144 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4412 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

*Upon Adjournment of Senate Committees Education, Commerce and Labor, and Government Affairs

AB50

 

 

 

 

LWVN Legislative Tracking Week of April 29, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of April 29, 2019.  If you are interested in how we select bills for tracking, please see the LWV US “Impact on Issues 2018-2020,” which details the League’s approved issues and positions.  https://www.lwv.org/impact-issues

We are a non-partisan organization that does not promote nor work directly with either political party or candidates, but we do advocate for issues that align with our mission.  Issues and positions are vetted, studied, and approved through a rigorous consensus process.  You can learn more about League here: https://www.lwv.org/  

You can view legislative hearings online and read the content of bills through the legislature’s website: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/

For a full review of the Nevada legislative website’s tools and as well as tips for tracking bills and providing testimony, the League of Women Voters of Nevada offers a 2019 Legislative Engagement and Advocacy Guide. https://lwvnvblog.org/civics/

If you would like to send comments on bills, you can find email addresses for Assembly members here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/

Email addresses for Senate members are here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Senate/

You can also use the Legislative Polling tool to indicate support or opposition on bills here:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/

Monday, April 29, 2019

SB20: Revises provisions relating to guardianship.

SB252: Allows the Department of Corrections to place an inmate who is older and/or infirm and does not pose a danger to the community in residential confinement.

 

9:00 AM

Assembly Committee on Judiciary

Agenda

  • Room 3138 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4406 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

SB20, SB252

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Budget Closings for the individual correctional facilities

 8:00 AM

Agenda

  • Room 2134 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4412 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

3715, 3716, 3717, 3718, 3722, 3723, 3724, 3725, 3738, 3739, 3741, 3747, 3748, 3749, 3751, 3752, 3754, 3759, 3760, 3761, 3762

 

Closing Budgets on Juvenile Services and Justice

8:00 AM

Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittees on Human Services

Agenda

  • Room 3137 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4412 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

1383, 3141, 3142, 3143, 3145, 3147, 3148, 3179, 3181, 3229, 3242, 3250, 3251, 3259, 3263, 3281, 3646

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

 The Economic Forum makes the official revenue projections of tax revenue to pay for the biennial budget.

9:00 AM

Economic Forum

Agenda

  • Room 4100 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4401 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

 

AB478: AN ACT relating to law enforcement; revising provisions governing the standards for programs of continuing education for peace officers; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. 

1:00 PM

Senate Committee on Government Affairs

Agenda

  • Room 2149 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4404B of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

AB478

 

AB76: AN ACT relating to mental health; authorizing the Commission on Behavioral Health to employ certain persons to assist the regional behavioral health policy boards; revising the counties that comprise certain behavioral health regions; creating the Clark Behavioral Health Region; revising the appointing authority to a regional behavioral health policy board; revising the duties of a regional health policy board; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

4:00 PM

Senate Committee on Health and Human Services

Agenda

  • Room 2135 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4412E of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

AB76

 

Friday, May 3, 2019

 AB329: AN ACT relating to administrative regulations; requiring the Legislative Counsel to create a system for monitoring the progress of an agency in adopting certain permanent regulations; revising provisions relating to the Register of Administrative Regulations; requiring the summary of certain legislative measures to include information concerning whether the legislative measure grants rulemaking authority; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

1:00 PM

Senate Committee on Government Affairs

Agenda

  • Room 2149 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 4404B of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

AB329