We are now more than halfway through the 120 day Legislative Session. Friday, April 14 is the deadline for bills to make it out of the first committee in their house of origin. That means we will be having long committee hearings and working late into the night nearly every day next week.
Last Thursday, the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources, Agriculture & Mining unanimously passed out of committee my Assembly Bill 385, which would require the State Parks Administrator to provide free entry into our state parks for 5th graders in Nevada. It will now head to the floor for a vote by the entire Assembly. You can read more about it here
On Monday, I will be presenting Assembly Bill 254, which will help improve the guardianship process by making sure that protected persons aren't being forced to live in poverty or being taken advantage of where a trust exists for their benefit. You can read the bill here
Monday was Latino Lobby Day at the Nevada Legislature. Derrick Jones joined me on the Assembly floor after a long bus ride from Las Vegas to Carson City.
On Wednesday, I presented Assembly Bill 440 to the Assembly Health & Human Services Committee. The bill helps to streamline the process for the seriously mentally ill to receive assisted outpatient treatment in the community. You can read the bill here
I wore a pink tie on Thursday in support of my colleague Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregei's bill that would eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products, also known as the "pink tax."
You can read the bill here
Here is a photo from the first day of session with Chief Justice Michael Cherry of the Nevada Supreme Court. The first day of session seems like it was a long time ago!