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LWVN Legislative Tracking for the Week of March 25, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of March 25, 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:

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, March 25, 2019

SB193: AN ACT making an appropriation for educational programs relating to history, law and civics; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

SB269: AN ACT making an appropriation to the Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of expanding the number of persons served by the statewide information and referral system concerning health, welfare, human and social services provided in this State; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

8:00 AM

Senate Committee on Finance

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.

SB193, SB269

 

AB60: AN ACT relating to domestic violence; revising the definition of domestic violence; providing a legislative declaration concerning stalking; increasing certain penalties relating to battery which constitutes domestic violence; imposing an administrative assessment on certain unlawful acts that constitute domestic violence; requiring such administrative assessments to be deposited into the Account for Programs Related to Domestic Violence; revising the definition of stalking; increasing certain penalties related to stalking; revising the duties and quorum requirements of the Committee on Domestic Violence; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto

 8:30 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.

AB60

 

SB255: This bill establishes the Nevada Reconnect Scholarship Program for adults to attend community colleges in this State. This bill creates a free community college program for adults who do not already have an associate or bachelor degree.

SB350: AN ACT relating to higher education; revising provisions governing the awarding of Nevada Promise Scholarships (free community college) 

1:00 PM

Senate Committee on Education

Agenda

  • Room 1214 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.

SB255, SB350

 

SB332: AN ACT relating to education; directing the Legislative Commission to appoint a committee concerning the provision of a safe and respectful learning environment that is free of bullying, cyber-bullying and sexual harassment; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

4:00 PM

Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

Agenda1

  • 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.

SB332

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

 SB286: AN ACT relating to offenders; revising provisions relating to the aggregation of sentences; establishing provisions relating to the determination of the minimum aggregate term of imprisonment in certain circumstances for purposes of determining eligibility for parole; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

8:00 AM

Senate Committee on Judiciary

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.

SB286 

 

AB282: AN ACT relating to cities; requiring cities to be divided into wards; setting forth certain requirements for dividing a city into wards; requiring a member of the governing body of a city to be elected only by the registered voters of the ward that he or she seeks to represent; requiring a vacancy on the governing body of a city to be filled at a special election under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 AB329: This bill requires the Legislative Counsel to create a system for monitoring the progress of an agency in adopting any permanent regulation that the agency is required to adopt pursuant to a legislative measure enacted by the Legislature.

4:00 PM

Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

Agenda

  • Room 3142 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.

AB282, AB329

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

SB319: AN ACT relating to education; defining “school counselor,” “school psychologist” and “school social worker” for certain purposes; establishing the duties of a school counselor, psychologist and social worker; requiring certain school counselors, psychologists and social workers to receive an additional 5 percent of the base salary each year; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

1:00 PM

Senate Committee on Education

Agenda

  • Room 2134 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.

SB319

 

AB252: AN ACT relating to mental health; revising the scope of community-based living arrangement services; imposing certain requirements relating to the operation of a provider of community-based living arrangement services.

1:30 PM

Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services

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.

AB252

 

SB344: AN ACT relating to Medicaid; requiring the State Plan for Medicaid to pay certain minimum reimbursement rates for family planning services provided by a clinic that specializes in providing family planning services; 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.

SB344

 

SJR5: Proposing to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide for limited annual regular legislative sessions and for legislative compensation and expenses to be paid in a manner fixed and determined by law. 

4:00 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.

SJR5

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

AB356: AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; establishing provisions relating to the filing of a petition for a hearing to establish the factual innocence of a person based on newly discovered evidence; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

8:00 AM

Assembly Committee on Judiciary

Agenda

  • Room 3138 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.

AB356

 

AB259: This bill eliminates the possibility that a candidate can be elected to office in a closed primary.

4:00 PM

Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

Agenda

  • Room 3142 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.

AB259

 

Friday, March 29, 2019

AB281: This bill prohibits a state or local law enforcement agency, school police unit or campus police department from detaining a person on the basis of a hold request relating to immigration enforcement, except where there is an independent finding of probable cause.

8:00 AM

Assembly Committee on Judiciary

Agenda

  • Room 3138 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.

AB281

 

Department of Corrections Budgets

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 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.

3706, 3708, 3710, 3711, 3763

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LWVN Legislative Tracking for the Week of March 18, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of March 18, 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:

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, March 18, 2019

SB2: AN ACT relating to the criminal justice system; creating the Subcommittee on Specialty Courts of the Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice

SB7: AN ACT relating to crimes; providing that a person who knowingly solicits a child who is less than 14 years of age for prostitution is guilty of sex trafficking; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

SB8: AN ACT relating to sex offenders; revising provisions governing sex offenders who are under a program of lifetime supervision; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

SB9: AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; revising provisions governing the time for commencing a criminal prosecution for crimes associated with murder, sexual assault and sex trafficking; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

8:00 AM

Senate Committee on Judiciary

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.

SB2, SB7, SB8, SB9

 

AB142: AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; eliminating the statute of limitations for the prosecution of sexual assault if the identity of the person accused of committing the crime is established by DNA evidence; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 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.

AB142

 

SB90: Making various changes relating to the health of children.

 SB234: Makes various changes relating to collection of data concerning providers of health care.

Call of Chair

Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor

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.

SB90 (WS) , SB234 (WS)

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

 AB192: Establishes a procedure when certain offenses are decriminalized.

 AB227: AN ACT relating to crimes; revising provisions governing sexual assault; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

 8:00 AM

Assembly Committee on Judiciary

Agenda1

  • Room 3138 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.

AB192, AB227

 

Public and Behavioral Health Budgets

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.

3161, 3162, 3168, 3645, 3648

 

SB97: AN ACT relating to crimes; prohibiting the use in a criminal case of certain defenses based on the sexual orientation or gender identity or expression of the victim; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

SB265: AN ACT relating to records of mental health; providing for coordination between the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History and the courts relating to the transmission of certain records of mental health; requiring the Central Repository to prepare an annual report relating to such records; and providing other matters properly relating thereto 

8:00 AM

Senate Committee on Judiciary

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.

SB97, SB265

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status of Women Conference 2019: Women and the Criminal Justice System

Each year the College of Southern Nevada celebrates International Women’s Day with a Status of Women Conference.  This year the conference was on Saturday, March 9, 2019, with the theme: Women and the Criminal Justice System. 

This theme derived from the work of Nevada’s Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice.  Over the course of the 2018 interim session, the ACAJ heard Nevada-specific data the Crime and Justice Institute gathered and presented as well as from supporters of reforms based on the Justice Reinvestment program.

You can view the Commission’s recorded hearings through the legislative website here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/InterimCommittee/REL/Interim2017/Committee/1404/Meetings

The Commission produced twenty-five recommendations for criminal justice reform now contained in Assembly Bill 236, which received its initial legislative hearing on March 8, 2019.  You can watch the recording of the hearing through the legislative website here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/80th2019/Bill/6419/Meetings

Based on ACAJ’s work, the CSN Women’s Alliance invited community leaders who are working to keep women out of our prisons to participate in the Status of Women Conference 2019.

Our presenters included:

 

Samuel Packard from the Crime and Justice Institute

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Lenore Jean-Baptiste from the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth

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Dr. Emily Salisbury, UNLV Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

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Bita Yeager, Hearing Master for the 8th Judicial District Mental Health Specialty Court

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Jon Ponder, CEO of Hope for Prisoners

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Ayesha Kidd, CSN Associate Vice President of Human Resources and instructor for the CSN women’s prison education program

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Sherida Divine, Director of the CSN prison education program

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We streamed the conference live through our Facebook page and have the recording available here: https://www.facebook.com/CSNWomensAlliance/videos/302831990647629/

Mr. Pickard reviewed data showing a steady and alarming increase in incarceration rates among women in Nevada.  The Crime and Justice Institute data also reveals that sixty-percent of these criminal justice involved women are incarcerated for non-violent offenses and tend to suffer from pre-existing trauma and mental health illnesses.

Gendered Justice – CJI Slides Updated

Miss. Jean-Baptiste offered data and perspective on the alarming number of homeless children and the trauma young women and girls suffer when they lack food, shelter, and a safe home environment.  She showed us how these girls and young women can easily end up in a detention center due to these circumstances.

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Dr. Salisbury described how applying criminal justice practices designed for men to women necessarily creates injustice for justice-involved women.  Her research shows that putting women who have already been traumatized by domestic and sexual violence in prison, compounds their trauma in ways that detrimentally impacts the women and their families for years and years.

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FINAL Women, Girls, & CJ Readings

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Hearing Master Bita Yeager helped us understand that mental illness is a physical illness that alters brain functions.  Mental health court is one of the specialty courts designed to divert offenders to treatment to address inappropriate behaviors related to their illness.  Unfortunately, because of funding limitations, our mental health court system can only accept a fraction of the people who could benefit from the program.

Mental Health Court and Specialty Courts

Mr. Jon Ponder outlined the Hope for Prisoners program that provides structured support for formerly incarcerated Nevadans who are transitioning back into the community.  Hope for Prisoners assists these Nevadans with treatment plans, housing, and job training.

https://hopeforprisoners.org/

And Ms. Kidd and Ms. Devine reviewed the College of Southern Nevada prison education program that provides incarcerated women with opportunities to obtain marketable job skills before their release.

Channel 13 covered Hope for Prisoners and the CSN prison education program in this story: https://www.ktnv.com/raisingthebar/hope-for-prisoners-helping-nevada-inmates-with education?fbclid=IwAR311SWBd2RRrDZmLSGhmsM7TFSNaeHoukCha7WR8RevBGx1SMgGlqwBIrE

We ended the conference dedicated to addressing the issue of keeping Nevada’s women out of our criminal justice system, whether we are looking at initial points of contact or reducing recidivism.

If you are interested in supporting AB236 or any other related criminal justice reform legislation, the process is outlined in the League of Women Voters of Nevada Advocacy Guide.

https://lwvnvblog.org/civics/

If you would like to attend future Women’s Alliance events, please like our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/CSNWomensAlliance/

PowerPoint presentations from the event are embedded above and you can watch the US Commission on Civil Rights hearing on Women in Prison from February 22nd here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk6dSmETKU5FgKWETKOUBpw

 

 

 

LWVN Legislative Tracking Week of March 11, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of March 11, 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:

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/

Thursday, March 14, 2019

AB186: AN ACT relating to elections; enacting the Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

AJR2*: Proposes to amend the Nevada Constitution to require the recognition of all marriages regardless of gender.

SJR3*: Proposing to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide certain rights to voters

WS: This means Work Session, so it is a committee vote with no public comment.

4:00 PM

Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

Agenda

  • Room 3142 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.

AB186 (WS) , AJR2* (WS), SJR3* (WS)

 

 

 

LWVN Legislative Bill Tracking Week of March 4, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of March 3, 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:

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, March 4, 2019

SB20: AN ACT relating to guardianships; enacting certain provisions of the Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act; revising various provisions relating to guardianships; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

8:00 AM

Senate Committee on Judiciary

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.

SB20

 

See Agenda

AB47: Makes an appropriation to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health of the Department of Health and Human Services to establish a pilot program to address behavioral health crisis response in certain counties.

AB85: AN ACT relating to mental health; requiring the adoption of regulations governing the involuntary administration of medication to persons with mental illness and the medical examination of a person alleged to be a person in a mental health crisis; authorizing the adoption of regulations concerning the plan for the discharge of a person admitted to a mental health facility or hospital; revising certain terminology and standardizing certain time periods relating to admission to mental health facilities; revising the authority of certain accredited agents to make certain certifications and transport persons with mental illness; revising the procedure for proceedings for the involuntary court-ordered admission of a person to a mental health facility or a program of community-based or outpatient services; authorizing the disclosure to a provider of health care of certain information related to a person who seeks mental health services; and providing other matters properly relating thereto

Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services

Agenda1

  • 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.
  • Videoconferenced to Room 102, McMullen Hall, Great Basin College, 1500 College Parkway, Elko, NV.**

AB47, AB85

 

1:30 PM

SB234: AN ACT relating to health care; requiring the Commissioner of Insurance to collect certain information from providers of health care, establish a database comprised of such information and compile an annual report concerning such information; requiring the Commissioner to develop a form letter to provide certain notice to providers of health care relating to participation in the network of a health carrier; and providing other matters properly relating thereto

Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor

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.

SB234

 

4:00 PM

SB60: AN ACT relating to health care; requiring certain entities that provide behavioral health services to obtain a license; requiring certain persons employed by or affiliated with such entities to undergo a background check; prohibiting such an entity from being operated by or employing a person who has been convicted of certain crimes; making changes relating to the enforcement of provisions relating to Medicaid fraud; requiring each person who wishes to participate in the State Plan for Medicaid as a provider of services to undergo a background check; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

Senate Committee on Health and Human Services

Agenda

  • Room 2149 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.

SB60

 

6:00 PM

Discussion and Recommendations Concerning Student Safety and Well-­Being

Joint Meeting of the Senate Committee on Education and Assembly Committee on Education

Agenda

  • Room 4100 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.

SB57, SB89

 

 Tuesday, March 5, 2019

1:30 PM

AB168: AN ACT relating to education; requiring a school to provide a plan of action based on restorative justice before suspending or expelling a pupil; prohibiting certain pupils from being suspended or expelled in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

Assembly Committee on Education

Agenda

  • Room 3138 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.

AB168

 

4:00 PM

The League of Women Voters of Nevada endorses SJR3*

AJR5*: Constitutional amendment that removed the Board of Regents from the Nevada Constitution. This does not mandate that the Regents be appointed, if passed, the amendment leaves the election process of selecting Regents intact.

SJR3*: Proposing to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide certain rights to voters.

Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

Agenda1

  • Room 3142 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.

AJR5* (WS) SJR3*

 

4:00 PM

SJR3: Urging Congress to oppose the expansion of the United States Air Force into the Desert National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada.

Senate Committee on Natural Resources

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.

SJR3

 

8:00 AM

AB157: AN ACT relating to human trafficking; requiring certain law enforcement officials to take certain actions upon initially encountering a possible victim of human trafficking; requiring the owner or operator of certain establishments and facilities to post an informational sign relating to the National Human Trafficking Hotline; requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a statewide plan for delivery of services to victims of human trafficking; requiring the Department of Education and the State Board of Education to develop and distribute certain informational materials relating to the human trafficking of children; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

AB158: AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; authorizing a court to take certain actions when determining the sentence of a person convicted as an adult for an offense committed when the person was less than 18 years of age if the person was a victim of sex trafficking or sexual assault and committed the offense against the abuser; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

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

AB157, AB158

 

4:00 PM

The League of Women Voters of Nevada supports SB123, same-day voter registration, with the caveat that the legislature must provide our county clerks and registrars with the resources needed to manage the program with security and efficiency as the top two priorities.  Nevada’s voters just passed automatic voter registration, which requires purchasing new technology and making changes to how we manage voter registration.  Adding same-day registration will require additional procedural changes and possibly additional expenditures that must be funded. 

Nevada ranks high nation-wide in election security and efficiency, so it is our position that we must vigorously defend this national standing by handling changes to voter registration and voting carefully.  

SB123: AN ACT relating to elections; authorizing an elector to register to vote on the day of certain elections at certain polling places; setting forth requirements for such registration; authorizing county and city clerks to extend the period for early voting; making various other changes relating to elections; and providing other matters properly relating thereto

Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

Agenda

  • Room 2144 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.

SB123

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

8:00 AM

AB236: AN ACT relating to crimes; revising provisions relating to preprosecution diversion programs; establishing provisions relating to the duties of the Nevada Sentencing Commission; establishing provisions relating to the calculation and use of the amount of certain costs avoided by this State; establishing the Nevada Local Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council; revising the contents required in the report of any presentence investigation; requiring certain judges to receive training concerning reports of presentence investigations; making various changes concerning probation and parole; authorizing a court to defer or suspend judgment on a case in certain circumstances; revising provisions relating to specialty court programs; establishing provisions relating to batterers’ intervention programs; reducing the penalty for certain crimes from a category B to a category C felony; revising provisions relating to the crimes of burglary, invasion of the home and housebreaking; increasing the felony theft threshold and revising penalties for various theft offenses; revising provisions relating to habitual criminals; requiring the Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission to develop and implement a mental health field response grant program; revising provisions concerning crimes involving controlled substances; repealing provisions relating to programs of treatment for alcoholics and drug addicts and the civil commitment of such persons; providing penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

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