2015 Legislative Session

Nevada Lawmakers Approve CARE Act

PublicNewsService.org
By Troy Wilde, Public News Service - NV
May 1, 2015

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada lawmakers are saying yes to legislation that supporters say will dramatically improve the ability of caregivers to help those in their care.

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Big price tag on Clark County School District breakup study

LasVegasSun.com
By Riley Snyder, Associated Press
April 27, 2015

CARSON CITY — Lawmakers are considering shelling out close to $1 million on a study that could help break up the Clark County School District.

Assembly members reviewed the financial details of AB394 on Monday in the Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

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Las Vegas police to gain 101 jobs, reopen stations to public

ReviewJournal.com
By Colton Lochhead
April 27, 2015

Las Vegas police could see a $28 million operating budget increase for the next fiscal year, a move that would restore a total of 55 officer positions previously lost to attrition.

In addition to more officers, the increased funding would provide 46 civilian positions for the department, allowing it to reopen front desks at four area command stations that had been closed to the public due to budget constraints.

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Nevada lawmakers rush to pass bills on deadline day

LasVegasSun.com
By Riley Snyder and Michelle Rindels, Associated Press
April 10, 2015

CARSON CITY — Nevada lawmakers rushed to get bills past their first legislative hurdle in time for a major deadline.

Bills had to pass a committee vote in the chamber where they were first proposed by Friday, otherwise they won't advance any further.

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Nevada Legislature Week 11: Scholarships, obesity and horses

NevadaAppeal.com
By Michelle Rindels and Riley Snyder
April 11, 2015

Nevada lawmakers are sharpening their focus during the 11th week of the legislative session — hundreds of bills died on Friday when they were either rejected or never brought up for discussion by a deadline.

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Nevada Legislature deadline looms: What bills are through, what's not...

NevadaAppeal.com
By the Associated Press
April 10, 2015

PANEL OKS BILL ALLOWING GOVERNMENTS TO NOT WORK WITH UNIONS

A Nevada committee has passed two Republican-backed bills affecting public employee retirement payouts and allowing local governments to opt out of collective bargaining.

The Assembly Government Affairs Committee passed amended versions of AB280 and AB312 on Friday. The bills now move to the Assembly floor.

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Nevada Legislature: Bill changing early voting, registration rules move forward

NevadaAppeal.com
By The Associated Press
April 10, 2015

Several bills to change rules on early voting and voter registration have passed their first hurdles in the Nevada Legislature.

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Transgender advocates furious over Nevada 'bathroom bill'

LasVegasSun.com
By Riley Snyder, Associated Press
April 10, 2015

CARSON CITY — Transgender activists and progressive groups say they're appalled with a proposed Nevada law forcing students to use bathrooms corresponding to their biological sex.

Republican Assemblywoman Vicki Dooling is sponsoring AB375, which was discussed Friday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

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Nevada measure to ratify ERA appears dead

RGJ.com
By Associated Press
April 10, 2015

CARSON CITY — A Nevada measure to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment as part of the U.S. Constitution appears to be dead.

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Which bathroom transgender students use up for debate

ReviewJournal.com
By Steven Moore
April 10, 2015

Dozens showed up Friday to support or denounce a Nevada Assembly bill that would require public school bathrooms, locker rooms and showers to be used by students of one gender — and the one designated on their birth certificates.

Assembly Bill 375 would not allow students to use facilities based on the way they identify their own gender.

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NV transgender bill will get hearing, is potentially illegal

RGJ.com
By Trevon Milliard, RGJ
April 10, 2015

Nevada's potentially illegal bill segregating transgender students into separate school bathrooms will receive its first hearing before state lawmakers on Friday, and it's attracting national attention.

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Student leaders plan to ramp up opposition to campus gun bill

RGJ.com
By Siobhan McAndrew, RGJ
April 10, 2015

Students say lawmakers didn't ask questions.

As a bill allowing those with concealed-weapons permits to bring guns to college campuses moved forward at the legislature, student leaders said they will ramp up opposition and ask politicians to listen.

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Nevada Sen. Smith cheered upon return after brain surgery

ReviewJournal.com
By Sandra Chereb
April 8, 2015

CARSON CITY — State Sen. Debbie Smith made her session debut in the Nevada Senate on Wednesday and was welcomed by ovations, cheers and tears following her treatment for a malignant brain tumor.

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Nevada law would hold back struggling third-graders

RGJ.com
By Trevon Milliard
April 8, 2015

One in three Washoe County third-graders could be held back if state lawmakers pass a bill retaining students in this grade who fail reading.

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Sen. Smith receives rousing welcome back at Legislature

RGJ.com
By Ray Hagar
April 8, 2015

State Sen. Debbie Smith, D-Sparks, returned to the Nevada Legislature Wednesday, two months after having a malignant brain tumor removed at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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