LWVN Legislative Tracking for the Week of Feb. 25, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of February 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/

Monday, February 25, 2019

AB44: Enacts provisions relating to the administration of the Stewart Indian School land and facilities

AB52: Creates the Division of Natural Heritage within the State Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

9:00 AM

Assembly Committee on Government Affairs

Agenda

  • Room 3143 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.

AB44, AB52

 

AB124: Requires a hospital or independent center for emergency medical care to take certain actions when treating a female victim of sexual assault.

AB133: Requiring every county to provide care, support and relief to a runaway or homeless youth; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

See Agenda

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.

AB124, AB133

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

AB155: Reducing the minimum number of credit hours required per semester for eligibility for a grant awarded under the Silver State Opportunity Grant Program

1:30 PM

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.

AB155

 

AB186: National Popular Vote Compact

The League of Women Voters of Nevada supports the National Popular Vote Compact as a method of achieving the direct election of the President and Vice President.  The League strongly supports every vote counting equally in an election and every voter being treated equitably.

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.

AB186

 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 

AB66: AN ACT relating to mental health; providing for the establishment of centers to provide crisis stabilization services in certain highly populated counties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

AB76: AN ACT relating to mental health; requiring the Commission on Behavioral Health to employ a coordinator for each regional behavioral health policy board; revising the counties that comprise certain behavioral health regions; revising the duties of a regional health policy board; making an appropriation; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

See Agenda

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.

AB66, AB76

 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

 SB173: AN ACT relating to criminal procedure; revising provisions relating to vacating a judgment of conviction and sealing certain records of a victim of sex trafficking or involuntary servitude; revising provisions relating to the filing of a petition for the sealing of records of criminal history; 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.

SB173

 

AB50: Revises provisions governing the dates for certain city elections

The League of Women Voters of Nevada will testify in favor of AB50 as it requires that all elections be held in the same general election cycle.  Election data clearly demonstrates that off-cycle municipal elections regularly attract under 10 percent turnout, while costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to administer.  Holding municipal elections when voters are not engaged and distracted by the legislative session is also not conducive to representative democracy.

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.

AB50

 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Various Health and Human Services budgets, including the Nevada Check Up Program and Medicaid.

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.

3157, 3158, 3160, 3178, 3243, 3244, 3260

 

 

LWVN Legislative Action Alert: AB186 National Popular Vote Compact

League Supporters,

On Tuesday, February 26th, at 4 pm, the Assembly Legislative Operations and Elections committee will hear AB186, which, if enacted, makes Nevada a member of the National Popular Vote Compact. 

It is the official position of the League of Women Voters US to support the National Popular Vote Compact as a method to achieve the direct-popular election of the President and Vice Present, therefore, League of Women Voters of Nevada will be speaking in favor of AB186.

You can learn more about the National Popular Vote Compact here: https://www.nationalpopularvote.com/

If you would like to also support the League’s position on the National Popular Vote Compact through an email to the committee members or testimony during the hearing, our position is:

 Yes on AB186

The League of Women Voters believes that the direct-popular-vote method for electing the President and Vice-President is essential to representative government. The League of Women Voters believes, therefore, that the Electoral College should be abolished. We support the use of the National Popular Vote Compact as one acceptable way to achieve the goal of the direct popular vote for election of the president until the abolition of the Electoral College is accomplished.

-Page 27

https://www.lwv.org/sites/default/files/2018-05/impact_on_issues_2016-2018.pdf

In your email message or testimony, please indicate that you support League’s position, but not that you speak for League of Women Voters.  Only League presidents may say they speak for the organization.

Here is the meeting and committee information:

Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
4:00 PM
  • 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.

 
AB186   Makes various changes related to elections. (BDR 24-678)

  • Sponsors: Thompson, Miller, Bilbray-Axelrod, Watts, Assefa, Fumo, Munk, Spiegel, Ohrenschall, Harris, Woodhouse

LWVN Legislative Tracking for the Week of Feb. 18, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of February 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/

 

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Secretary of State’s Office is presenting their budget, which will include initiatives related to election administration and security and the promotion of voter registration.

8:00 AM

Joint Meeting of the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Finance

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.

1050, 1051

 

AB116 authorizes an actuarial study to determine appropriate Medicaid reimbursement rates.

See Agenda

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.

AB116

 

SB99: “AN ACT relating to education; creating the Task Force on the Creation of a Career Pathway for Teachers to study certain issues relating to the profession of teaching”

1:30 PM

Senate Committee on Education

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.

SB99

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Subcommittees on K-12/Higher Education/CIP will hear the Distributive School Account budget.

8:00 AM

Senate Committee on Finance and Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittees on K-12/Higher Education/CIP

Agenda

  • Room 3137 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.

2610

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

 AB124: AN ACT relating to health care; requiring a hospital or independent center for emergency medical care to adopt a written plan to ensure the performance of certain tasks when treating a female victim of sexual assault; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.

See Agenda

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.

AB124

 

 SB123: Allows for same-day voter registration

 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.

SB123

 

 Thursday, February 21, 2019

 Presentations on marijuana

 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.

 

Court budgets

8:00 AM

Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittees on General Government

Agenda

  • Room 2134 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.

1483, 1484, 1486, 1487, 1489, 1490, 1493, 1494, 1495, 2889

 

LWVN Legislative Bill and Budget Tracking for the Week of Feb. 11, 2019

The League of Women Voters of Nevada is tracking the following bills the week of February 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/

 

Monday February 11, 2019

SB 103 & 104 to improve affordable housing.

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.

SB103, SB104

 

The Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services will hear reports on the public behavioral health priorities for the state and of the county health districts.

See Agenda

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.

 

SB41 will revise teacher licensing

1:30 PM

Senate Committee on Education

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

SB41

 

The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services will hear presentations on the Division of Welfare’s financing and policies.

4:00 PM

Senate Committee on Health and Human Services

Agenda1

  • Room 2149 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.

 

 

League of Women Voters of Nevada will be speaking in opposition to SB118.  We oppose turning our appointed election officials into elected officers.  See our statement here:

https://lwvnvblog.org/2019/02/08/lwvn-legislative-action-alert-no-on-electing-elections-officials/

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

SB118

 

Tuesday February 12, 2019

This joint committee hearing will review possible ways to fund the gun background check ballot question that passed in 2016.

8:00 AM

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

Agenda

  • Videoconferenced to Room 4412 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.
  • Room 1214 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.

 

The Secretary of State’s Office will be providing a presentation. 

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.

 

Wednesday February 13, 2019

AB14 offers judicial reform to help better protect children and AB17 proposes bail reform.

8:00 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.

AB14, AB17

 

The Subcommittee on Health and Human Services will be hearing presentations from the Department of Health and Human Services on various related budgets.

8:00 AM

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

Agenda

  • Room 3137 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.

3101, 3149, 3153, 3213, 3216, 3218, 3220, 3223, 3224

 

The Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services will hear presentations on:

Accessing Health Care: The Role of Health Insurance, Hospitals, and Safety Net Providers

Regional Behavioral Health Policy Boards

See Agenda

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.

 

The Senate Committee on Legislative Operations will hear from the county election officials on election administration.

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.

 

Thursday February 14, 2019

AB109 revises credits given for good behavior to reduce a prison sentences.

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.

AB109

 

 

The Subcommittee on Public Safety, Natural Resources, and Transportation will hear presentations on the Division of Environmental Protection budgets.

8:00 AM

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

Agenda

  • Room 2134 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.

 

3173, 3185, 3187, 3188, 3189, 4150, 4151, 4156, 4160, 4204

 

Assembly Legislative Operations will hear the county election officers’ presentations on election administration

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LWVN Legislative Action Alert: No on electing elections officials

LWVN Legislative Action Alert

A bill to change our appointed elections officials into elected officers, SB118, has been scheduled for a hearing on Monday, February 11, at 4:00 pm.  Please contact members of the Senate Legislative Operations Committee to ask that we not change how Nevada administers and manages voter registration and elections.  We need less political influence over voter registration and election administration, not more.  This bill is addressing problems that do not exist and could lead to partisan manipulations we’ve seen in other states appearing in Nevada.

You can read the bill here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/80th2019/Bill/6117/Overview

You can email members of the Legislative Operations Committee

Please request a no vote on SB118 to keep politics out of voter registration and election administration.

If you would like to testify in-person:

4:00 PM

Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections

Agenda

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

You can view our Advocacy and Engagement Guide here: https://lwvnvblog.org/2019/01/20/lwvn-2019-legislative-advocacy-guide/

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