It is hard to believe it is already May 1st. It seems like just yesterday that we were kicking off the 2017 session of the Nevada Legislature.
On Thursday, I presented my kids in parks bill, Assembly Bill 385, to the Senate Natural Resources Committee. I am pleased to report that the committee voted it out that very same day. This means it should get a vote on the Senate floor soon. You can read more about the bill here.
I am also happy to report that Assembly Bill 277, which seeks to protect the environment in and around our national conservation areas like Red Rock, Sloan Canyon, and Black Rock, was voted out of the Assembly on Tuesday with bipartisan support. I was interviewed about it on KNPR.
Yours in service,
PS: Remember that you can share your opinion on pending legislation here.
Carter Wilkerson (of #NuggsForCarter fame) joined us for adoption day at the Legislature. He attends high school in Reno and has used his newfound fame to raise money to fight cancer and promote adoption. You can learn more here.
We adopted dozens of amendments to bills on the Assembly floor on Monday - and then voted on more than 130 bills on Tuesday, when we were on the floor until nearly 10 p.m.
Wednesday was denim day at the Legislature, many wore denim in support of survivors of sexual assault.
Thursday was alumni day at the Legislature. Former District 9 Assemblyman Andrew Martin (2013-2015) joined me on the floor.
Tuesday was Agriculture Day at the Legislature. MooLisa joined us for the festivities!
Our first Future Caucus Town Hall on Saturday was a success!
I ran into some friends and constituents at the Clean Energy Project's Legislative Update in Las Vegas on Saturday morning. We are working hard on renewable energy policy at the Legislature.
The Democrats (donkeys) were victorious in their annual chairty basketball game against the Republicans (elephants). Proceeds went to Seniors in Service, a tremendous organization.