Bill for Annual Sessions Passes Senate Committee - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Bill for Annual Sessions Passes Senate Committee

Posted: Updated:

A Senate committee has amended and approved a proposed constitutional amendment for annual legislative sessions in Nevada.

Senate Joint Resolution 8 calls for 90-day sessions in odd numbered years. In even numbered years, lawmakers would convene for 30 days in Las Vegas.

The measure was amended to remove a provision that called for lawmakers to be paid at least $2,000 per month during their terms. Under existing law, they only receive a salary for the first 60 days of the 120-day sessions held every two years.

Another provision that would have required Senate confirmation of gubernatorial appointments also was removed.

The bill now goes to the Senate floor.

If approved this year, it would have to be approved by the 2015 Legislature and voters in 2016.  (AP)

  • Today's Top StoriesMore>>

  • Expert Says Ebola Threat is Low in Nevada

    Expert Says Ebola Threat is Low in Nevada

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:19:46 GMT
    A local expert on infectious diseases says the likelihood of Ebola spreading in Nevada or other parts of America are very low.More >>
    A local expert on infectious diseases says the likelihood of Ebola spreading in Nevada or other parts of America are very low.More >>
  • Sacramento Patient Being Tested for Ebola

    Sacramento Patient Being Tested for Ebola

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:03:31 GMT
    The California Department of Public Health says there's no confirmed cases of Ebola in the state. This comes as health officials say a low-risk patient is being tested and treated for the deadly virus in Sacramento.More >>
    The California Department of Public Health says there's no confirmed cases of Ebola in the state. This comes as health officials say a low-risk patient is being tested and treated for the deadly virus in Sacramento.More >>
  • Money Watch Q & A: Solar Power Savings

    Money Watch Q & A: Solar Power Savings

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:39:44 GMT
    How much is your roof worth with solar panels? We'll talk about profiting from your roof space and how you can earn cash back in tonight's Money Watch Q & A.More >>
    How much is your roof worth with solar panels? We'll talk about profiting from your roof space and how you can earn cash back in tonight's Money Watch Q & A.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.