Governor Sandoval Signs 71 Bills, Vetoes 7
Governor Brian Sandoval signed 71 bills into law this week and vetoed 7, including a minimum wage increase for the Silver State.
Governor Brian Sandoval signed 71 bills into law this week and vetoed 7, including a minimum wage increase for the Silver State. As we reported at the close of the session Senate Bill 106 proposes that Nevada raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $12 over five years, going up 75 cents a year.
The Senate did pass the bill on May 17th with all Republican Senators voting opposed. Monday June 5th the Assembly voted in favor, 27-15 along party lines.
Here's a list from the Governor's office of the major bills signed into law:
Senate Bill 529 is a supplemental appropriations bill for more than $2.4 million to the Division of Emergency Management for costs associated with emergency responses to major flood events in Washoe, Elko, and Douglas Counties and Carson City.
Assembly Bill 498 appropriates more than $350,000 to cover the costs associated with the Division of Emergency Management establishing a joint field office to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the major flood events during 2017.
Assembly Bill 511 is an Executive Agency budget bill and was introduced during Governor Sandoval’s State of the State address. AB511 provides $20 million to keep the promise of the Millennium Scholarship for Nevada students.
Assembly Bill 97 requires law enforcement agencies to turn over sexual assault forensic kits for texting within 30 days and requires the lab to test the kits within 120 days upon receiving them. AB97 appropriates $3 million to the Nevada Attorney General to enter into inter-local agreements to help pay for the costs associated with testing. This law is aimed at ensuring a backlog of the kits does not develop in Nevada again.
Senate Bill 192 was sponsored by Assemblywoman Amber Joiner and expands the hours of operation for mobile units operated by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health to provide mental health services in Clark and Washoe County. The bill requires mobile units to be available from 8 a.m. – 12 a.m., 7 days a week.
Senate Bill 391 established the “Nevada Promise Scholarships” as sponsored by Senator Mo Denis. This is aligned with the Governor’s vision of ensuring more of Nevada’s students are on a path to a post-secondary credential or degree.
The complete list is below:
Senate Bill 532 Assembly Bill 395 Senate Bill 178 Assembly Bill 434
Senate Bill 537 Assembly Bill 268 Senate Bill 187 Assembly Bill 493
Senate Bill 551 Assembly Bill 366 Senate Bill 192 Assembly Bill 498
Senate Bill 448 Assembly Bill 377 Senate Bill 249 Assembly Bill 499
Senate Bill 402 Assembly Bill 417 Senate Bill 257 Assembly Bill 500
Senate Bill 49 Assembly Bill 440 Senate Bill 300 Assembly Bill 501
Senate Bill 124 Assembly Bill 470 Senate Bill 373 Assembly Bill 502
Senate Bill 132 Assembly Bill 286 Senate Bill 377 Assembly Bill 503
Senate Bill 149 Assembly Bill 380 Senate Bill 391 Assembly Bill 504
Senate Bill 213 Assembly Bill 468 Senate Bill 444 Assembly Bill 511
Senate Bill 303 Assembly Bill 492 Senate Bill 445 Assembly Bill 512
Senate Bill 355 Assembly Bill 491 Senate Bill 543 Assembly Bill 519
Senate Bill 361 Assembly Bill 94 Senate Bill 549 Assembly Bill 520
Senate Bill 320 Assembly Bill 97 Senate Bill 550 Assembly Bill 521
Senate Bill 400 Assembly Bill 388 Senate Bill 503 Senate Bill 528
Senate Bill 126 Assembly Bill 397 Senate Bill 522 Senate Bill 529
Senate Bill 155 Assembly Bill 423 Senate Bill 527 Senate Bill 530
Senate Bill 167 Assembly Bill 497 Senate Bill 531
The bills governor Sandoval vetoed are below:
Assembly Bill 382
Assembly Bill 403
Assembly Bill 303
Senate Bill 464
Senate Bill 106
Senate Bill 427
Assembly Bill 348