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Bill to preserve Nevada State Prison is headed to governor’s desk

The Senate on Monday voted unanimously approved legislation that enables conversion of the Nevada State Prison into a museum and tourist attraction. Assembly Bill 356, which also passed the Assembly unanimously, goes to Gov. Brian Sandoval for his signature. The prison opened in 1862, two years before Nevada became a state. It was shuttered a year ago except for the license plate factory and the state’s death chamber. Sponsor Assemblyman Pete Livermore, R-Carson City, said the idea is to give the prison-preservation group two years to design a plan to preserve the prison, potentially making it a museum, an archaeological …

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