We survived another major deadline last Friday - second committee passage. Thus, we spent much time this week hearing bills in our various committees and getting them ready to be moved to the Assembly floor. This coming Friday is the second house passage deadline, so I expect long hours on the Assembly floor this week as we will be voting on many pieces of legislation.
Education Week wrote about Assembly Bill 385, which provides for free state park passes for every 5th grader in our state (and anybody else in the car). You can read the article here:
I am proud of the bills that my colleagues and I are advancing this session, including Assembly Bill 405, which deals with renewable energy and net metering - it is an effort to ensure that Nevada remains at the forefront of the renewable energy economy. That bill should be voted on this week in the Assembly.
I am excited that two of my bills are on their way to the governor for signature.
Assembly Bill 135 makes common-sense changes to our DUI laws.
Assembly Bill 247 allows survivors of certain crimes to terminate a lease early to allow them to escape from dangerous living situations.
Yours in service,
PS: You can still share your opinion on pending legislation at this link: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/79th2017/A/
The Assembly Judiciary Committee met "behind the bar" of the Assembly floor on Friday, to finish up its business.
The Assembly won the annual softball game against the Senate and the trophy now resides in the Assembly Chamber (also pictured is the basketball trophy - now in the hands of the Democrats). Both trophies are right where they belong!
My hardworking Assembly Judiciary Committee gave me this gift at our committee dinner. It has been an honor to chair the committee this year!
I love these Nevada cufflinks! They were a gift from Chairwoman Heidi Swank of the Assembly Natural Resources, Agricultural, and Mining Committee.