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WEEK #13 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Updated: May 11, 2023

We have just completed Week 13 of the 17-week session. There are two weeks left to get the remaining bills passed through the second house committees.

On Monday, May 1st, the Economic Forum met at the Legislative Building to finalize the economic forecast that will be used to complete the budget for this legislative session. In short, the forum projected revenue over the 2024-2025 biennium of $10.6 billion (after tax credits), which is approximately $250 million greater than their December 2022 forecast.

I will continue my update on bills and resolutions that I either sponsored or co-sponsored. This week there are nine bills and resolutions that I will cover. Of the nine, four sadly died in committee. The committee chairs chose to not move these bills forward. They were:

· AB194, a bill revising provisions governing student suspension, expulsion or permanent expulsion from public schools.

· AB287, a bill that provides peace officers immunity from civil liability under certain circumstances.

· AB353, my bill to create the office of Inspector General to conduct financial audits of the State’s school districts.

· SB420, a bill restricting fees associated with contingency based legal representation.

Two bills and three resolutions I supported were passed out the Assembly and sent to the Senate.


They were

· AB177, a bill which passed by a vote of 42 to 0, a bill that improves the sharing of parcel data (real property) between the State Demographer and the county assessors.

· AB358, a bill which passed by a vote of 39 to 1, with 2 absentees, a bill that expands Nevada’s emergency medical services under the Department of Public Safety.

· AJR1, which passed by a vote of 42 to 0, an assembly joint resolution urging the US Department of Veterans Affairs to study the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for veterans.

· AJR8, which passed by a vote of 37 to 5, an assembly joint resolution urging Congress to remove marijuana from the list of Schedule 1 substances. This would improve the business environment for Nevada’s cannabis industry.

· SCR3, an adopted senate concurrent resolution that honors Mr. Ben Graham, a former attorney for the Nevada Supreme Court and many other positions.

If you are in Carson, please contact my attaché, Jeff Welte, at 775-684-8848, or email me at rich.delong@asm.state.nv.us and schedule a meeting. I am interested in hearing your concerns with particular bills.

I am glad to be representing all of you in District 26. See you next week!

Rich DeLong

Assemblyman, District 26

Minority Whip

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