Bill Tracker 2015

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Assembly Bill 2 – School weapons
 
DEAD
Would allow possession of a weapon in a vehicle on the property of college campuses, public and private schools and child care facilities.
Assembly Bill 32 – Natural gas tax
 
APPROVED
Would revise state taxes related to the sale of compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas.
Assembly Bill 49 – Intimate image prohibition
 
APPROVED
Would establish the crime of unlawful dissemination of an intimate image of a person, would prohibit the electronic dissemination or sale of an intimate image of another person, and would revise provisions related to sexual assault and abuse of a child.
Assembly Bill 55 – Temporary teacher permit
 
DEAD
Would allow temporary permits of up to six months to be issued to certain teachers and other educational personnel who have not yet successfully completed the required exams for a state license.
Assembly Bill 60 – Conflict of interest prohibition for public employees
 
APPROVED
Would extend from only public officers to all public employees the require to abstain from taking action on matters in which the employee has a conflict of interest.
Assembly Bill 62 – Disabled veteran business directory
 
APPROVED
Would require the state Office of Economic Development to certify locally owned businesses operated by veterans with service-connected disabilities and maintain an electronic directory of those businesses. It also would require state agencies to submit all solicitations for contracts to the Office of Economic Development, with certified veteran-owned businesses eligible to win certain contracts if they are within 5 percent of the low bid.
Assembly Bill 67 – DUI evidence changes
 
APPROVED
Makes various changes relating to driving, operating or being in actual physical control of a vehicle or vessel while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance or engaging in other prohibited conduct.
Assembly Bill 70 – Medical marijuana taxes
 
APPROVED
Would provide for the administration and enforcement of taxes imposed on sales by medical marijuana establishments.
Assembly Bill 80 – Mineral taxes revision
 
DEAD
Would revise provisions governing the prepayment of taxes on the net proceeds of minerals.
Assembly Bill 83 – Cigarette rolling machine regulation
 
APPROVED
Would prohibit a manufacturer from operating a cigarette rolling machine without a license from the Nevada Taxation Department.
Assembly Bill 112 – Safe and respectful learning environment
 
APPROVED
Would expand the requirement that schools provide a safe and respectful learning environment to include ensuring that the quality of instruction isn’t negatively impacted by poor attitudes or interactions among administrators, principals, teachers or other personnel of a school district.
Assembly Bill 120 – Clarifies rights of public school pupils regarding the free exercise of religion
 
APPROVED
Would allow pupils at public schools to perform religious acts including public speaking, distributing religious literature, and organizing and participating in prayer groups and religious clubs as extracurricular activities.
Assembly Bill 121 – Prohibits schools from disciplining pupils for simulating firearms
 
APPROVED
Prohibits schools from disciplining a pupil for simulating a firearm or dangerous weapon or wearing clothing or accessories that depict a firearm or dangerous weapon or express certain opinions except in certain circumstances.
Assembly Bill 139 – Would allow a person who was issued a concealed carry firearm permit from another state to carry a concealed firearm in this state
 
DEAD
Would allow a person who was issued a concealed carry firearm permit from another state to carry a concealed firearm in this state in accordance with Nevada law unless the person becomes a resident of Nevada and hasn’t been issued a permit from the sheriff of the county in which he or she resides within 60 days of becoming a resident. This bill would also eliminate the requirement that the Department of Public Safety maintain an annual list of states whose concealed carry laws laws are equal to or more stringent than the Nevada law.
Assembly Bill 143 – Mobile electronic device insurance verification
 
APPROVED
Would allow an automobile insurer to provide an insured customer evidence of insurance in an electronic format that can be displayed on the customer’s mobile electronic device. Also, if the evidence of insurance is shown to a police officer on a mobile electronic device, the police officer would be prohibited from viewing any other content on the mobile electronic device.
Assembly Bill 148 – Concealed firearms allowed at schools
 
DEAD
Would allow someone with a permit to carry a concealed firearm at a public or private school or child care facility. Would also allow someone with a permit to carry a concealed firearm at a public airport outside of secure areas.
Assembly Bill 152 – Regulates food at child care facilities
 
APPROVED
Would require the State Board of Health to adopt regulations prescribing requirements for all meals and snacks served to children at child care facilities, including requirements that all such food comply with the minimum requirements of the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program. This bill also would require child care facilities to provide private space where mothers may breastfeed, and limit the amount of time a child may spend viewing media. Certain child care facilities would also be required to provide a program of physical activity.
Assembly Bill 153 – Juvenile prostitution protection
 
APPROVED
Would provide that a child under age 18 who engages in prostitution is a sexually exploited child who is in the need of supervision for the purposes of juvenile court proceedings. Such a child would be under the exclusive jurisdiction of juvenile court. Current law requires that certain children alleged to be in need of supervision are required to be released within 24 hours after being taken into custody, but this bill would create an exception for a sexually exploited child.
Assembly Bill 159 – Public works labor contracts
 
APPROVED
Under this bill a public body couldn’t require a bidder or contractor for a public works project to enter into an agreement with any labor organizations. It would also prohibit a public body from discriminating against a bidder or contractor that didn’t enter into an agreement with a labor organization related to a public works project.
Assembly Bill 161 – Aircraft manufacturer tax abatement
 
APPROVED
Would allow partial abatement of property taxes and sales and use taxes covering up to 10 years for businesses that make or service aircraft or aircraft components.
Assembly Bill 162 – Police bodycams
 
APPROVED
Would require certain police officers to wear portable event recording devices while on duty, and require certain law enforcement agencies to adopt policies related to use of such devices. Current law prohibits surreptitious electronic surveillance at any state-owned or leased facility, school or college campus, but this bill would create an exception to that law.
Assembly Bill 164 – Investigational treatment allowed for terminal patients
 
APPROVED
Would allow the manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product or device to make it available to a patient who has been diagnosed with a terminal condition if the drug or device has been prescribed or recommended by a physician. An investigational drug or device is defined as one that has successfully completed the first phase of a clinical trial but hasn’t yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Assembly Bill 165 – School choice scholarships
 
APPROVED
Would establish the Nevada Educational Choice Scholarship Program to promote school choice. The bill would allow for the issuance of state excise tax credits for financial institutions and other employers that donate money for a school scholarship program. The scholarship program must be a federally tax-exempt nonprofit organization, and must provide grants to students who belong to households where income is not more than 300 percent of the poverty level. The scholarship program also cannot be limited to a single school. But the grants can be us1ed by parents or legal guardians to send students to private schools.
Assembly Bill 167 – Foster home firearms possession
 
Would allow someone lawfully in possession of a firearm or ammunition to store those items in a family foster home in a locked storage container. Would also allow a foster care provider to carry a firearm outside the foster home in the presence of a foster child but in a manner that ensures the firearm is inaccessible to the child if the provider is a law enforcement officer or has a concealed carry permit.
Assembly Bill 178 – Student suspension guidelines
 
APPROVED
Would authorize a school to suspend a student from school for no more than one semester if the student is deemed a habitual disciplinary problem instead of requiring suspension or expulsion for at least one semester as is the case under current law. Would also require a student to enroll in a private school, a program of independent study or be homeschooled for the period of suspension only if the suspension is for one semester.
Assembly Bill 179 – Identity theft protection
 
APPROVED
Would require businesses that collect personal information to provide security measures for electronic mail addresses and passwords, passport numbers, medical and health insurance identification numbers, electronic signatures and similar information that would increase a person’s likelihood of becoming a victim of identity theft.
Assembly Bill 182 – Government labor pay modifications
 
Would prohibit a local government employer from providing for the payment of dues to an employee organization through deductions from the compensation of employees. Would exclude school administrators and other supervisors from membership in a bargaining unit. The bill also includes provisions related to when local governments can lay off workers, and other provisions related to collective bargaining involving local governments.
Assembly Bill 190 – PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement) restrictions
 
Would make changes in benefits under the Public Employees’ Retirement System for individuals who become new state or local government employees eligible to become members of the retirement system after July 1, 2016. Changes would include a cap on annual benefits, a maximum public employer contribution rate equal to 6 percent of an employee’s compensation, and other changes in the way benefits would be calculated.
Assembly Bill 191 – Automatic gasoline tax increase
 
APPROVED
Would allow the Clark County Commission to continue increasing gasoline taxes beginning Jan. 1, 2017, without requiring a vote of the people.
Assembly Bill 201 – Eminent domain restrictions
 
APPROVED
Would prohibit use of eminent domain to take a residential mortgage or deed of trust.
Assembly Bill 206 – Bullying medical notices
 
APPROVED
In cases where a parent or legal guardian is notified in writing that a child was engaged at school in bullying or cyber-bullying, or is believed to have scoliosis, visual or auditory problems, this bill would require the written notice to include a list of resources that may be available in the community to assist the student or provide appropriate medical attention.
Assembly Bill 212 – Sexual assault limitation eliminated
 
APPROVED
Would eliminate the current four-year statute of limitations to prosecute a defendant for sexual assault.
Assembly Bill 217 – Off-highway vehicle registration nullified
 
Would eliminate the current four-year statute of limitations to prosecute a defendant for sexual assault.Would remove the requirement that off-highway vehicles be registered. Would also exempt from registration certain large all-terrain vehicles such as those used by government entities, certain off-highway dealers, for work conducted by a utility, used in an organized race, or used in search and rescue operations.
Assembly Bill 228 – Default car loan vehicle disabling
 
DEAD
Would allow someone who finances the sale of an automobile or leases a vehicle to a customer to install a device in the car that can be used to remotely locate or disable the car if the motorist defaults on his financing or lease agreement. The bill would also lower from 30 days under current law to 10 days before a car can be repossessed if it has one of these devices.
Assembly Bill 233 – Common-interest community civil action
 
Would replace laws governing common-interest communities with the ability to address common-interest community matters through private civil action.
Assembly Bill 239 – Drone regulations
 
APPROVED
Would regulate the operation of unmanned drones by placing restrictions on their use, including restrictions on their use by law enforcement and other public agencies. Would also establish criminal and civil penalties for unlawful use of drones.
Assembly Bill 240 – HOA foreclosure rules
 
Would repeal provisions that authorize a unit-owners’ association to foreclose its lien on a unit through a nonjudicial foreclosure process and also removes provisions granting the association’s lien priority over other liens. Instead, the association would be able to enforce its lien by recording a notice of lien and commencing a judicial action to enforce its lien.
Assembly Bill 244 – 3 Graffiti offenses become felony
 
APPROVED
Would make it a class C felony if someone commits at least three graffiti offenses.
Assembly Bill 253 – Voter identification requirement
 
Would require someone who votes in person to provide certain proof of identity, including either certain government-issued documents or identity cards that show a recognizable photo of the person, a voter identification card or certain documentation from an administrator of certain licensed health care facilities. Would also require the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles to issue voter identification cards free of charge to a person who doesn’t possess one of the forms of required photographic identification, and also establish requirements for the issuance of those cards.
Assembly Bill 273 – Former legislator lobbyist restrictions
 
APPROVED
Would make it a misdemeanor for a former state legislator to act as a paid lobbyist before the Legislature during a cooling-off period beginning on the date the former lawmaker left office and ending on the date of final adjournment of the next regular session during which the former lawmaker isn’t a member of the Legislature. The one exception would be if the former legislator is required as part of his or her employment to act as a lobbyist for his or her employer, doesn’t act as a lobbyist for anyone else, and the primary duties of the ex-lawmaker’s job include something other than acting as a lobbyist.
Assembly Bill 278 – Class size reduction
 
APPROVED
Would require the state Department of Education to help school districts develop plans to reduce pupil-teacher ratios, and measure the effectiveness of a plan to reduce pupil-teacher ratios.
Assembly Bill 280 – Collective bargaining restrictions for government employers
 
Would give a local government employer the option of not choosing to negotiate with an employee organization and instead prescribe terms and conditions of employment that are otherwise subject to mandatory bargaining.
Assembly Bill 283 – Federal land law enforcement provisions
 
DEAD
Would establish the circumstances under which a state or local law enforcement officer may recognize a federal employee’s exercise of law enforcement power on federal land. This will apply especially to agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.
Assembly Bill 287 – Gross misdemeanor for fradulent 311 calls
 
APPROVED
Existing law makes it a gross misdemeanor for someone to make or cause to be made a telephone call to report an emergency when no emergency exists. This bill would also make it a gross misdemeanor to make or cause to be made a 311 nonemergency call to report an emergency if no emergency exists.
Assembly Bill 297 – Criminal drug trafficking expansion
 
DEAD
Would add certain controlled substances to the list of drugs subject to criminal drug trafficking laws. Also would lower the threshold amounts by which a person may be found guilty of drug trafficking.
Assembly Bill 312 – Modifies the Public Employees’ Retirement Board’s benefit system
 
DEAD
Would require the Public Employees’ Retirement Board to establish the age at which a member of the state pension system is eligible to retire and receive an unreduced benefit. For anyone who becomes a member of the pension system on or after July 1, 2016, their average compensation would have to be based on an average of the member’s 60 consecutive months of highest compensation.
Assembly Bill 316 – Firearm sales tax exemption
 
Would exempt from sales and use taxes the sale of a firearm unless the transaction involves the payment of the sales price to a federally licensed firearms dealer.
Assembly Bill 326 – Restricts “classic vehicle” license plates
 
Would allow vehicles to carry special “classic vehicle” license plates only for passenger cars, thus excluding light commercial vehicles. The vehicle owner also would have to provide the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles proof that the vehicle is only for personal use and is not driven more than 5,000 miles a year. Also, the vehicle owner must have another registered passenger car or motorcycle in addition to the one with special plates.
Assembly Bill 352 – Firearm-carry clarifications and concealed permit modifications
 
DEAD
Would clarify that a person can open carry a firearm in any public building unless otherwise prohibited by law. Would also relieve Clark County from attaching certain conditions related to the registration of firearms capable of being concealed.
Assembly Bill 356 – Labor organization threats and damages
 
Would prohibit a labor organization from threatening or attempting to illegally coerce or threaten a business into complying with the labor organization’s demands. Would also prohibit a labor organization or its members from damaging property or merchandise of any business. Would also provide for civil action for violation of these provisions, holding labor organizations liable for presumed damages of $5,000 or actual damages, whichever is greater.
Assembly Bill 357 – Firearm restrictions for domestic violence offenders
 
DEAD
Would prohibit someone convicted of domestic violence from owning or possessing a firearm unless the person has been pardoned and is otherwise not restricted from the right to bear arms. Would also establish a procedure by which a convicted felon could petition a district court to restore his or her right to own a firearm.
Assembly Bill 363 – Benefits for police or firefighter surviving spouses
 
DEAD
Relative to the state pension program would allow surviving spouses of police officers or firefighters killed in the line of duty to receive either 50 percent of the salary of the police officer or firefighter on the date of their death or 50 percent of the retirement allowance that the pension member was eligible to receive based on their years of service, whichever is greater.
Assembly Bill 378 – Repeals K-3 student-teacher ratios. Incentive pay for teachers.
 
Would repeal existing student-teacher ratios for kindergarten and grades 1 through 3. Would create the Fund for Master Teachers and would direct the Nevada Department of Education to establish a program of incentive pay for teachers who have demonstrated exemplary teaching performance.
Assembly Bill 386 – Eviction process modifications
 
Would revise procedures involving the removal of a tenant from a residence.
Assembly Bill 392 – Luxury Discretionary Spending tax
 
Would establish the Luxury Discretionary Spending tax on admission and amusement services. This tax would be imposed at places of amusement or entertainment that aren’t located in a licensed gaming establishment. Among the exemptions would be activities where charges are collected by government entities or religious and charitable organizations, and certain NASCAR race events if more than two such events are held in the state in a calendar year.
Assembly Bill 393 – Live Entertainment Tax modifications
 
Would revise provisions related to the Live Entertainment Tax, expanding in certain situations where the tax can be collected within casinos. Would also establish an 8 percent tax on admission and an 8 percent tax on food and beverages at a live entertainment venue with a capacity under 7,500 people. Venues of at least 7,500 people would be taxed at 8 percent on admission.
Assembly Bill 394 – Local school precinct allowance
 
Would allow a city to create a local school precinct within a school district with the approval of the State Board of Education. Would also provide for the creation of a precinct council.
Assembly Bill 403 – Police bodycams
 
Would require certain peace officers to wear a portable event recording device while on duty. Would also require law enforcement agencies to adopt policies governing the use of such devices.
Assembly Bill 408 – Modified roles of county sheriffs
 
DEAD
Would make county sheriffs the primary law enforcement officers in unincorporated areas within their counties, and also permit sheriffs to serve that same role on federal land if they obtain an agreement from the federal agency that manages that land.
Assembly Bill 448 – Possible conversion of unsatisfactory public schools to charter
 
Would require the State Board of Education to make a list of public schools that demonstrate unsatisfactory student achievement for possible conversion to achievement charter schools.
Assembly Bill 450 – Toll roads
 
Would authorize the Nevada Department of Transportation to establish toll roads along the proposed Interstate 11.
Assembly Bill 459 – Voter registration restrictions
 
Would require a county clerk, with limited exceptions, to cancel the voter registration of a person if information is received indicating the person may not be a U.S. citizen and the person doesn’t provide proof of citizenship. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles also wouldn’t be required to provide a voter registration application to a person who applies for issuance of a driver authorization card if the person isn’t a U.S. citizen.
Assembly Bill 476 – License fees for fight promoters
 
APPROVED
Would increase from 6 percent to 8 percent the license fee the promoter of a professional contest of unarmed combat must pay based on total gross receipts from admission fees.
Senate Bill 2 – Maximum road speed increase
 
APPROVED
Would increase maximum speeds for motorists to 85 miles an hour. Existing law provides for the imposition of a limited $25 fine for certain speeding violations that are within certain incremental parameters. This bill would expand the incremental parameters up to 90 miles per hour.
Senate Bill 15 – Mental health professional notification requirement
 
APPROVED
Would require a mental health professional to notify a person threatened with imminent serious physical harm or death and the closest law enforcement agency if a patient of the mental health professional communicates such a threat to the mental health professional and the mental health professional believes the patient has the intent and ability to carry out the threat.
Senate Bill 18 – Child custody parent substance abuse review
 
DEAD
Would require in child custody cases for a court to consider a parent’s substance abuse in determining the best interest of the child and authorizes the court to require independent corroboration of an allegation of such abuse.
Senate Bill 19 – School district questions to voters
 
DEAD
Would authorize school district boards to submit advisory questions to voters in general elections.
Senate Bill 32 – Medical marijuana youth notifications
 
DEAD
Would require the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health to issue a letter of approval to a medical marijuana applicant who is under 10 years of age stating that the division has approved the person’s application to be exempted from state prosecution for engaging in the medical use of marijuana if the applicant meets certain requirements. The bill also includes other medical marijuana provisions related to caregivers of medical marijuana patients, including authorization for medical marijuana dispensaries to sell marijuana to designated caregivers.
Senate Bill 70 – Open meeting law changes
 
APPROVED
Would make various changes to open meeting laws, including a provision that complaints alleging a violation of those laws be filed with the Nevada Attorney General’s office. The bill would make that complaint a public record but any other document or information obtained by the attorney general in the course of the investigation would be considered confidential until the investigation is closed.
Senate Bill 73 – Suspended judge pay
 
DEAD
Would require that a judge who is suspended by the Commission on Judicial Discipline during a pending indictment or information charging the judge with a felony be suspended without pay. If the judge isn’t convicted, he or she must be paid the salary owed them while they were suspended.
Senate Bill 77 – Turnaround schools regulation
 
Would require the Department of Education to designate public schools that demonstrate unsatisfactory pupil achievement as turnaround schools, and establish three-year turnaround plans for those schools.
Senate Bill 79 – Vape tax
 
APPROVED
Would provide for the regulation and taxation of liquid nicotine.
Senate Bill 92 – Highly qualified teacher requirement
 
Would require any public school teacher or substitute teacher to be “highly qualified.” The bill also would require that any vacancy in an assistant principal position at a school be filled before any vacancy in an administrative position at the district level.
Senate Bill 99 – Sex offenders community notification changes
 
Revising provisions governing registration and community notification of sex offenders and offenders convicted of a crime against a child.
Senate Bill 119 – Revises provisions relating to educational facilities
 
APPROVED
Makes the provisions governing the payment of prevailing wages inapplicable to a school district, a charter school and the Nevada System of Higher Education; temporarily authorizes the boards of trustees of school districts with prior voter approval to issue general obligation bonds in certain circumstances; temporarily revises provisions governing the transfer of certain revenue to the fund for capital projects.
Senate Bill 142 – Motorcycle license requirements
 
APPROVED
Would require applicants for a motorcycle driver’s license or motorcycle endorsement to a driver’s license to successfully complete an approved motorcycle safety course if they apply on or after July 1. Would also eliminate the requirement that motorcycle drivers wear protective headgear if they are at least 21 and have possessed a valid motorcycle license for at least one year.
Senate Bill 169 – Requires proof of identity for voting
 
AN ACT relating to elections; requiring, with limited exceptions, proof of identity for voting in person; requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles, under certain circumstances, to issue voter identification cards at no cost; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Senate Bill 171 – Similar to the concealed firearm bill AB 139, with additional provisions that address Clark County’s ordinances regarding the registration of firearms capable of being concealed.
 
DEAD
AN ACT relating to concealed firearms; authorizing certain persons who possess a permit to carry a concealed firearm issued by another state to carry a concealed firearm in this State in accordance with the laws of this State; deleting certain provisions relating to the registration of firearms capable of being concealed; revising the applicability of certain provisions pertaining to the regulation of firearms by local governments; repealing certain provisions concerning reciprocity of permits to carry concealed firearms; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Senate Bill 175 – Would revise the definition of justifiable homicide to include the killing of a person in defense of a motor vehicle or in defense against any person who intends to enter the vehicle for the purpose of assaulting someone inside. Would prohibit someone convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence or facing an extended order for protection against domestic violence from owning or possessing a firearm. Would also loosen certain provisions related to concealed firearms and expand the rights of the Nevada Legislature to regulate firearms.
 
APPROVED
AN ACT relating to public safety; revising provisions governing justifiable homicide; prohibiting a person convicted in this State or any other state of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from owning or having in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control any firearm; authorizing certain persons who possess a permit to carry a concealed firearm issued by another state to carry a concealed firearm in this State in accordance with the laws of this State; prohibiting a person against whom an extended order for protection against domestic violence is issued from subsequently purchasing or otherwise acquiring any firearm during the period the extended order is in effect; revising provisions governing civil liability in actions involving the use of force; expanding the rights and powers reserved for the Legislature relating to the regulation of firearms and ammunition; requiring the governing bodies of certain political subdivisions of this State to repeal certain ordinances and regulations; authorizing a person adversely affected by the enforcement of such an ordinance or regulation to seek declarative and injunctive relief and damages; providing that such a person is entitled to certain damages; deleting certain provisions relating to the registration of firearms capable of being concealed; revising the applicability of certain provisions pertaining to the regulation of firearms by local governments; repealing certain provisions concerning reciprocity of permits to carry concealed firearms; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Senate Bill 176 – Loosens restrictions on some deadly weapons
 
APPROVED
Would remove knives that are an integral part of a belt buckle and switchblade knives from the list of forbidden weapons. Also would remove dirks, daggers and knives that are an integral part of a belt buckle from the concealed carry list of weapons that require a permit.
Senate Bill 193 – Minimum wage revision
 
Would establish a minimum wage of at least $9 and hour if the employer doesn’t offer health insurance for the employee. For certain state classified employees, certain employees of contractors working on public works projects and certain employees of private employers, this bill would eliminated the requirement of having to pay overtime for yours worked in excess of eight hour in a given day while retaining overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a week.
Senate Bill 207 – School bond rule modifications
 
APPROVED
If voters approve the issuance of bonds to build or remodel schools, this bill would allow situations where a school board could issue the bonds for an additional 10 years without further voter approval so long as the board finds there is existing tax to pay the debt service on the bonds.
Senate Bill 212 – Revises provisions governing discipline of pupils and prohibited acts at public schools
 
APPROVED
Would expand the authority of a school superintendent to modify the suspension or expulsion requirement for good cause shown if a student commits a battery that results in bodily injury of a school employee, sells or distributes drugs or is deemed a habitual disciplinary problem.
Senate Bill 225 – Bans liquid nicotine sales to minors
 
APPROVED
Would prohibit a person from selling or offering to sell liquid nicotine to any child under age 18.
Senate Bill 229 – Second Amendment license plates
 
APPROVED
Would provide for the issuance of special license plates indicating support for the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The fees generated from these plates would go to the Nevada Firearms Coalition for programs and activities supporting the Second Amendment.
Senate Bill 236 – Recognition of top Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics students
 
Would require the state Advisory Council on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to establish events recognizing students who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in those fields. The Southern Nevada events would be hosted by UNLV.
Senate Bill 240 – Restricts firearms from mentally ill criminals
 
APPROVED
Would prohibit criminal defendants who have plead guilty but mentally ill, have been found guilty but mentally ill or acquitted by reason of insanity from possessing a firearm. Would also require records of such defendants and other court records related to individuals with mental illness to be forwarded to the state’s criminal history repository within five business days.
Senate Bill 241 – Prohibits collective bargaining by school administrators
 
APPROVED
Would prohibit school administrators from membership in a collective bargaining unit.
Senate Bill 245 – Hit and run penalties increase
 
APPROVED
Would increase the maximum prison sentence from 15 to 20 years for a person who leaves the scene of an accident that results in bodily injury or death of another person, thereby making the penalties the same for leaving the scene of such an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol or prohibited drug and causing injury or death to another person. Prosecutors also couldn’t dismiss such charges in exchange for a plea to a lesser charge unless the leaving the scene charge is not supported by probable cause or cannot be proven at trial.
Senate Bill 252 – Business license fees
 
This is the proposed business license fee legislation backed by Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Senate Bill 266 – Live entertainment tax changes
 
Would revise the live entertainment tax and how it is applied to various venues.
Senate Bill 282 – Solar energy and energy efficient incentives
 
Would require the Public Utilities Commission to authorize the payment of at least $2 million in incentives each year from 2016 through 2021 to install solar energy systems and distributed generation systems to benefit low-income utility customers. Would also provide for the implementation of plans for July 2016 through June 2025 to encourage a reduction in energy consumption by retail customers through the purchase or implementation of energy efficiency measures.
Senate Bill 305 – Industrial cannabis regulations
 
APPROVED
Would allow for the cultivation of industrial cannabis only by an established agricultural research institution or a person who is registered as a grower of industrial cannabis or as a seed breeder. Would also allow for the manufacture and sale of products made from industrial cannabis by a registered producer of industrial cannabis products. Would allow a person to hold an ownership interest in both commercial cannabis production and a medical marijuana establishment but would prohibit an entity from being registered both as a commercial cannabis producer and a medical marijuana establishment. Would also establish the Industrial Cannabis Advisory Board.
Senate Bill 306 – Revises provisions relating to liens on real property located within a common-interest community
 
APPROVED
Would make various changes related to liens placed by common-interest communities on a unit that owes money to the association. Would also allow the association to foreclose in lien on a unit that is subject to the Foreclosure Mediation Program if the unit’s owner has failed to pay amounts that became due to the association during the mediation process.
Senate Bill 307 – Lobbyist / legislator spending regulations
 
APPROVED
Would require lobbyists to disclose any expenditures made for educational or informational meetings, events or trips provided to state legislators. Legislators would also be required to disclose such activities. Would also prohibit lobbyists from giving gifts in any amount to legislators or members of their family or staff, and prohibit legislators, family and staff from receiving such gifts.
Senate Bill 330 – Student athlete regulation changes
 
APPROVED
Would allow a student or school aggrieved by a decision or order from the executive director of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association to appeal the decision to the director of the Nevada Department of Administration. Would also allow a student to transfer once from one high school to another without losing eligibility to participate in a sanctioned sport.
Senate Bill 376 – Revises provisions relating to motor carriers
 
APPROVED
Would provide that any regulated carrier that is negatively impacted by any decision from the Nevada Transportation Authority may appeal to a court. Would also provide that anyone negatively impacted by the Nevada Taxicab Authority may appeal to a court.
Senate Bill 390 – Revises charter school enrollment procedures
 
APPROVED
Would allow a charter school to give enrollment preference to a child in a public school with an enrollment that is more than 25 percent of the school’s intended capacity.
Senate Bill 391 – Young children’s reading requirements
 
APPROVED
Would impose various requirements on school districts and charter schools to improve reading skills among young children. Would also prohibit a third grader from being promoted to fourth grade if he or she doesn’t obtain a certain score on a reading exam prescribed by the State Board of Education.
Senate Bill 395 – Same-sex marriage
 
Would allow for same-sex marriages.
Senate Bill 404 – Moped registration requirement
 
APPROVED
Would require mopeds to be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles but wouldn’t require the owners to maintain liability insurance for the mopeds. The registration fee would be $33, same as for a motorcycle.
Senate Bill 405 – Program for limited English students continued and expanded
 
APPROVED
Would provide an appropriation to the Clark County School District to continue its Zoom elementary school program for children who are limited English proficient, and to expand the program to middle schools and high schools during the next biennium.
Senate Bill 432 – Program for high poverty / low performance schools
 
APPROVED
Would appropriate money to schools, designated as Victory schools, that have high numbers of students living in poverty and performing low academically. School districts would also be required to conduct needs assessments of Victory schools and submit comprehensive plans for meeting those needs.
Senate Bill 439 – Uber bill
 
This is the so-called Uber bill that would allow the Public Utilities Commission to regulate transportation network companies that use a digital network or software application service to connect passengers to drivers who can provide transportation services.
Senate Bill 440 – Insurance requirements for Uber
 
Related to Uber, this would provide for certain requirements related to insurance coverage for motor vehicles used in connection with a transportation network company.
Senate Bill 447 – Various medical marijuana regulations
 
Would make it unlawful to possess a counterfeit or forged medical marijuana registry card. Would revise the definition of marijuana to remove the term “resin,” and would repeal and replace the definition of tetrahydrocannabinols as contained in the list of schedule 1 controlled substances. Would also not exempt a registered medical marijuana user from prosecution for possessing marijuana or paraphernalia on school property. Would also allow law enforcement agencies to adopt policies that preclude a peace officer from engaging in the medical use of marijuana.
Senate Bill 459 – Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act
 
APPROVED
Would enact the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act. One provision is that a person who seeks medical assistance for someone else who is experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose or other medical emergency or who seeks such assistance for himself or herself may not be arrested or prosecuted for violation of drug laws, restraining orders or parole or probation terms.
Senate Bill 460 – Revises provisions related to the statewide system of accountability for public schools
 
APPROVED
Would require the State Board of Education to adopt regulations that prescribe an alternative performance framework to evaluate certain schools that serve certain populations, and the manner in which those schools will be included in the statewide system of accountability.
Senate Bill 461 – Individual graduation plans for under-achieving charter school students
 
Would require school districts and governing bodies of charter schools to authorize individual graduation plans for for high school students who aren’t likely to graduate on time and have scored poorly on college and career readiness assessments.
Senate Bill 464 – Revises provisions concerning criminal penalties for certain acts involving alcohol
 
APPROVED
Current law makes it a misdemeanor for someone under age 21 to purchase, possess or consume alcohol in certain circumstances. This bill would provide an exemption from criminal liability if the person under 21 requests emergency medical assistance for himself or herself or another person in certain circumstances.
Senate Bill 483 – Revises provisions relating to governmental financial administration
 
APPROVED
Would require mining companies to pay taxes on wages paid by those businesses at the same rate paid by financial institutions. For businesses other than financial institutions would also make permanent a tax rate of 1.17 percent of the total wages paid by the businesses each calendar quarter in excess of $85,000. Would also increase the excise tax on cigarettes from 80 cents a pack to $1.20 a pack.
Senate Bill 503 – Breakfast After the Bell Program
 
Would establish a Breakfast After the Bell Program so that certain public schools with large populations of pupils from low-income families can provide breakfast to their pupils.
Senate Bill 504 – Bullying and cyber-bullying provisions
 
APPROVED
Would amend numerous provisions regarding bullying and cyber-bullying in public schools.
Senate Joint Resolution 1 – Federal land transfer
 
APPROVED
Would urge Congress to enact legislation to transfer at least 7.2 million acres of federal land to the state as recommended by the Nevada Land Management Task Force.
Senate Joint Resolution 2 – Federal land receipt sharing
 
APPROVED
Would urge Congress to enact legislation to require a portion of federal receipts from all commercial activity on federal land in Nevada to be shared with the state and its counties.
Senate Joint Resolution 3 – Lieutenant governor election process change
 
DEAD
Would propose to amend the Nevada Constitution to provide for the lieutenant governor to be elected jointly with the governor so that a single vote in the general election would cover both offices.
Senate Joint Resolution 5 – Sage-grouse status change
 
APPROVED
Would urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to not list the greater sage-grouse as endangered or threatened and instead express support for the 2014 Nevada Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan and the ability of the state to conserve the sage-grouse effectively.
Senate Joint Resolution 11 – Hunting / fishing rights
 
APPROVED
Would amend the Nevada Constitution to preserve the right to hunt, trap and fish in Nevada.
Assembly Joint Resolution 2 – Migratory bird treaty act
 
APPROVED
Would urge Congress to amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to ensure that the common raven is not a protected species. This resolution argues that ravens destroy sage grouse eggs, and that listing of the greater sage grouse as an endangered or threatened species would have a devastating impact on land development and other activities in Nevada.
Assembly Joint Resolution 4 – Daylight savings time
 
APPROVED
Would urge Congress to give states the option of establishing daylight saving time as the standard time in their respective states throughout the year.

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