Updates from the Legislature
We have just completed Week 14 of the 17-week session. There is one week left to get the remaining bills passed through the second house committees.
In the last week approximately 20 budget bills have been introduced in the Assembly and sent to the Committee on Ways and Means. I will continue my update on bills and resolutions that I either sponsored or co-sponsored.
This week I will cover nine bills and resolutions. Of the nine, six sadly died in committee. The committee chairs chose to not move these bills forward. They were:
· AB205, a bill establishing the Nevada Child Adoption Grant Program to award grants to assist certain prospective adoptive parents with certain costs of adoption.
· AB234, a bill prohibiting certain facilities of providers of health care from denying service to a patient based solely on certain vaccination status of the patient.
· AB314, a bill to limit the authority of county commissions and cities or towns to regulate home-based businesses.
· AB326, a bill creating the Election Crimes Unit with the Secretary of State to investigate reports of election irregularities.
· SB220, a bill governing the eligibility of pupils for a grant under the Nevada Education Choice Scholarship Program, including establishing a minimum amount for the grants.
· SB377, a bill to conduct an audit of certain costs and expenses associated with the opioid-related litigation.
Two bills I supported are currently in the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means awaiting action. They are:
· AB158, a bill that would ratify the Recognition of Emergency Medical Services Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact and establish procedures for its implementation.
· AB277, a bill that would establish a rural emergency hospital as a type of medical facility licensed in the State of Nevada. This would allow the facilities to be reimbursed by the Department of Health and Human Services, which would help ensure the economic viability of these facilities.
In addition, there is one resolution that is exempt and is still awaiting action in the Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections. It is:
· AJR4, an assembly joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Nevada Constitution to create an independent redistricting commission.
If you are in Carson, please contact my attaché, Jeff Welte, at 775-684-8848, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Assemblyman, District 26