The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of April 15, 2019. If you are interested in how we select bills for tracking, please see the LWV US “Impact on Issues 2016-2018,” which details the League’s approved issues and positions. https://www.lwv.org/league-management/other-issues-tools/impact-issues-2016-2018-online-edition
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:
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:
Friday, April 12th, was the important legislative deadline for all bills to successfully pass out of their originating committee. Bills that failed to pass affirmatively out of committee Friday are now technically “dead.” You can review all the dead bills here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/80th2019/Reports/MissedFirstHouseCommittee.cfm
The next deadline is Tuesday, April 23rd, which is first house passage. Bills that haven’t passed out of their originating house (Assembly or Senate), will be dead, so, next week will mainly be focused on the required three readings of each bill on the floor of their respective houses and then the bill floor votes.
The floor agenda are posted each day on the Calendar of Meetings website, at the top of the page: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Calendar/A/
Every legislator participates in the floor votes on bills, so if you are tracking specific bills and want to advocate for passage, you’ll need to send in your opinion on the bill: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/80th2019/
And you’ll need to contact all the legislators in the house that is voting on the bill, you can find members of the Assembly and their contact information here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/
You can find members of the Senate and their contact information here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Senate/
Please consider these best practices for contacting legislators:
- Please be polite. No one likes to be yelled at, explained at, or ordered to do something.
- Please place your request in the subject line, such as: Please Vote Yes On AB***
- Please include whether you are a constituent (a person who lives in the elected official’s district). You can find your legislators here: http://mapserve1.leg.state.nv.us/whoRU/
- Form letters are not very effective, so please include some personal reasons for your support or opposition to a bill in the body of your message.