Efforts to curb massive retail thefts and bar Nevada prosecutors from adding charges post-verdict were launched Monday in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
Assemblyman Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas, introduced Assembly Bill 102, the organized retail crimes bill, and Assemblyman Paul Aizley, D-Las Vegas, introduced AB97, which prevents prosecutors from adding a habitual offender punishment after a conviction unless an exception applies.
Both bills had multiple supporters and opponents.
"This plugs a hole that's existed for years," defense attorney Scott Coffee said of AB97. "It puts the cards on the table before the trial which drives negotiations."
Individuals on trial with two …